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To Whom It May Concern: Hello! I have a question related to an information resource I currently do not have physical access to (the National Union Catalog, pre… 988 23.2.2010 We suggest that you get in touch directly with the Manchester City Council Archives since they would no doubt have the required information at their disposal. http://www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries/arls/ http://www.manchester.gov.uk/contactus
I found the full text of the Kalevala in project runeberg. Can you tell me if the text can be viewed in English anywhere on the Internet? We are participating… 985 26.7.2001 You can find The Kalevala full text version in http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/kveng/ . If you need any further information about Finnish culture and literature you can visit The Finnish Literature Society in http://www.finlit.fi/kalevala/indexeng.html . They have a lot of background information about The Kalevala and Finnish literature. If you need more general information about Finland and for example our education or language these pages might be worth visiting: http://virtual.finland.fi/ (Finfo), http://www.lib.hel.fi/mcl/suomi-eng.htm . A good place to start looking for Information about Norvegian and Austrian cultures are the following pages: http://www.lib.hel.fi/mcl/maat/norway.htm , http://www.lib.hel.fi/mcl/maat/austria.htm .
Could you give me any Internet addresses where I can find out more about the library legislation or regulations in Finland. 985 5.3.2002 You can find Finnish library act 904/1998 at http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/culture/libraries_gateways.html#LIBRARY ACT . This act concerns public libraries in Finland. About Finnish library system you can study from web-sites of Ministry of Education http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/culture/public_libraries.html and there you can find also some publications on Finnish libraries. Finnish library policy programme 2001-2001 is also readable via web as a summary http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/publications/librarypolicyprogramme.pdf . Also in this page http://www.publiclibraries.fi/index.asp and the Libray branch -page is worth knowing.
Good morning, According to the Finnish library law, every municipality and city MUST provide library services. Does it mean that library services (or… 985 13.2.2010 Yes, even the smallest municipality in Finland has to provide some library services. There are some municipalities with a couple of hundred inhabitants in Finland: Sottunga (122 inhabitants), Kökar (258 inhabitants), Kumlinge (371 inhabitants), and Lumparland (391 inhabitants), and each has a small library. For example, the Kökar Library has about 7 600 books, and 36 loans per a customer (in 2007). If there are many villages in a municipality, there is no need to maintain a library in every village. Usually, the library is located in the biggest village, or in the center of the municipality. Municipalities can also provide library services together, but many municipalities prefer to maintain their own library. The Finnish term “kunta” (‘a…
I see that the Ruoholahti library is a "children's library" and appears to function inside a school. does this still mean its open to everyone. even if you… 974 21.3.2013 Yes, Ruoholahti Children's Library is open to everyone. The most of the collection is for children and the library is closed during school holidays. But otherwise it is like any other Helsinki city library. Wellcome! http://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Ruoholahti_Childrens_…
Good afternoon, Searching for biographical information about Herbert Cornell I came upon this page: http://www.fono.fi/KappaleenTiedot.aspx?kappale=bambina… 967 13.7.2011 It seems that not. We could not find any references about that. We checked some databases: Fono, Suomen äänitearkisto, Viola. Although Harry Bergström (1910-1989) has several pseudonyms: Gerald Beach, Harold G Burgess, Leonard Fleuvemont, Sointu Karikas, Lenny, Jorge Monterio, Tintti-Kalle And unfortunately we couldn't find any information about that whose pseudonym is Herbert Cornell. Hope you will find what you are looking for!
My girlfriend is Finnish and lives in Helsinki. She just bought a new appartment and as a Christmas present I want to give her a 'subscription' to a good… 965 13.12.2004 Since 1995 there has been an artotheque in connection with Rikhardinkatu Library in Helsinki. The works of art are lent out on a monthly fee basis. The works can also be bought. The price varies according to the work. The collection can be looked at on http://www.helsingintaiteilija.net (Taidelainaamo, Nettigalleria) http://www.taidelainaamo.fi/tl/gallery/
How can I make good presentations and what resources can help me achieve that? 965 17.5.2013 Here are books about presentation skills in work and business. All of these are to be found in HelMet libraries. Walker, T. J. How to give a pretty good presentation : a speaking survival guide for the rest of us Bradbury, Andrew Successful presentation skills Navarro, Joe Louder than words : take your career from average to exceptional with the hidden power of nonverbal intelligence Gallo, Carmine The presentation secrets of Steve Jobs : how to be insanely great in front of any audience Hall, Richard Brilliant presentations : what the best presenters know, do and say Arnold, Jackie Speaking on special occasions Speechmaker's bible Rev. and updated / by Nick Marshallsay and Jane Moseley Jay, Antony Effective presentation : how to create…
Where may I find an "Ask a librarian" website for most of the EU countries in a language I speak ? (french, english, spanish). Thank you for any help you may… 965 2.7.2013 I found a list which is for libraries with some form of synchronous or chat reference services. The list isn't perfect and some links don't even work but it gives way of indication. Link: http://liswiki.org/wiki/Chat_reference_libraries
Will you please tell us if you have any materials about Islam history in Scandinavian countries. Thank you so much. 965 17.12.2014 There is a little Wikipedia article about Islam in Sweden: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Sweden#History Here you have also a book about Islam in the Nordic and Baltic countries: Islam in the Nordic and Baltic countries / edited by Göran Larsson (2009) Here is a review of it: http://static.sdu.dk/mediafiles//Files/Om_SDU/Centre/C_Mellemoest/Viden… This book is in collections of some university libraries and in the library of Parliament: http://linda.linneanet.fi/F/UKV8H2GEV7EXP8YDR7ASYIMXL9MPYAU6D4C2F7PN22M…
I am looking for the journal "Anarkhiia" (a.k.a. "Anarhia," "Anarchia" or "Anarkhia") publsihed in Moscow/Petrograd after the Russian revolution. Could you… 964 18.6.2002 Search on the union database of the academic libraries of Finland gives several matches with the search word ”anarhia” (transliterated according to ISO 9), but none of them would seem to be the journal you are looking for. For more information, please contact the department of Russian and Slavic materials of Helsinki University, called Slavonic Library (e-mail hyk-slav@helsinki.fi , www-address http://www.lib.helsinki.fi/english/services/collections/slavonic.htm ). On the telephone they told that they don’t have any old journal called Anarhia that would date from the period of the Russian Revolution of 1917. They do have two issues of Anarhia published in 1990-91 by anarcho-syndicalists in Petrograd.
I would like to know the origin of the term 'Yellow Journalism'. 964 21.1.2009 The term "yellow journalism" was derived from Robert Outcault's comic strip "The Yellow Kid" around 1895. The battling newspapers, Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, were both accused of sensationalizing the news. Both also published the Yellow Kid. The term was at first "yellow kid journalism" but was then shortened as "yellow journalism". More information about the background of the term: http://library.thinkquest.org/C0111500/spanamer/yellow.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism
I am writing a master's work on the study of corporate virtual reference services of libraries of foreign countries! Help me, please, to find information about… 964 8.1.2010 First, more information about Ask a Librarian can be found in our archive by searching with the keyword Ask a Librarian, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/keywords/ . In the Library branch channel of Libraries.fi, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library_branch/articles/, there is a powerpoint-presentation about Ask a Librarian (2007), some of the numbers are old, but otherwise it still contains valid information. As for your questions, I try to give you answers below. We have no other restrictions than those mentioned. The most important fact to remember is that we work in a library, we help find information, but we can not always provide ready answers, in for instance questions concerning health, sicknesses or law. In cases…
Do you have any books or journals that have information on aids in Kenya or people leaving with aids in Kenya? 963 16.2.2004 Tampere City Library has limited resources to acquire medical literature in English, so we have only general books on aids in our collection. Tampere University Library - http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/kirjasto/lib/ -has better book and journal collections in both medical and sociological fields. Here are some book names You can ask from the Tampere University Library : Author : Odiwuor, Wycliffe Humphrey Title: HIV/AIDS and primary education in Kenya : effects and strategies Stockholm : Stockholm University, 2000 and Author Odiwuor, Wycliffe Humphrey Title: The impact of HIV/AIDS on primary education : a case on selected districts of Kenya Stockholm : Stockholm University, 2000 They also have several different databases You can use at that…
Please guide me to the best source on Finnish designers - (dates etc.) available on the Internet - Authority file ? 960 8.4.2008 A good source for finnish designers is http://www.finnishdesign.fi/home On the left of this page in blue: "About us", you can find more information. For example DESIGN MUSEUM has very good pages under this file. LINKS is also good to look at. Gallery has some older designers featured. On the whole these pages have a lot of information about Finnish design and designers.
I,m looking for words to a children,s siong about a shepherd boy and his birch bark horn 956 26.3.2012 A song called "Paimenen laulu" (or Paimenlaulu = A shepherd's song) was translated and published by composer P.J.Hannikainen at the beginning of 1900's. It is said to be composed by A. Klauwell (though it might as well be a folk tune). The complete Finnish lyrics are available at Wikisource page http://fi.wikisource.org/wiki/Paimenen_laulu_(Hannikainen) Sheet music can be found for example in the songbook "Suuri toivelaulukirja 10". There are no Englis lyrics for this song, but a rough translation would go like this: 1. I am a young shepherd, happy as a bird. All day long I play on my birch bark horn. 2. When the cattle bells are ringin, and birds are singing too. I like to answer them on my birch bark horn. 3. When the evening comes, I…
How are you? I'm pleased to know your city library because your library has a lot of wonderful qualities to be an excellent library. First of all, I'm not a… 954 29.11.2012 I am glad to hear that you are interested in Helsinki City Library. First of all, I wonder which page you were looking at to find the information you mentioned. Perhaps it was the home page of Helsinki City Library ( http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/ ) . This may sound a little complicated, but I will try to help you understand the points you mentioned. Helsinki City Library consists of the Main Library and 38 branch libraries. The Main library is situated in Pasila district about three kilometres from the city centre. It has the largest collections and also houses the administrative departments of whole Helsinki City Library. The branch libraries are situated in different areas all around the city. In addition to these, Helsinki City Library…
I'm a teacher writing from Poland. I'd like to know a bit more about Finnish libraries: what they have to offer, how they cooperate with schools, what the key… 954 4.2.2015 First a link to a publication, which you may find interesting http://linda.linneanet.fi/F/GLI4HL2GG1TSFEJ18L843FFELJ7236UALH5IIDQ8ILX… Net resources: - Ministry of Education; Libraries in Finland http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Kirjastot?lang=en - Ministry of education;Library network in Finland http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Kirjastot/kirjastoverkosto/?lang=en - The National Library of Finland http://www.nationallibrary.fi/libraries/coordination/librarysectors.html - Libraries.fi http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/libraries/ - School libraries in Finland (Article) http://slq.nu/?article=volume-46-no-1-2013-10
Who will answer Ask a Librarian guestions - the specialists or librarians? How big is this service? How good (accurate, detailed) are the answers? 953 7.5.2003 People who are giving answers in our service are all librarians. In addition of 51 public libraries there are also special libraries participating this service. The Ask a Librarian started in 1999. We have sent almost 70 000 answers (-2018). Of these almost 40 000 are in the public archive of the service. In the year 2017 2830 questions were answered, this year 3054 (1.1.2018-22.10.2018). In the year 2017 174 different librarians answered question in the service. It is a bit difficult to estimate how good (accurate, detailed) the answers are. Our target is to give as good answers as possible. We usually give a couple of good sources (books and web-sites) but quite often also advice, how to search (adresses of the databases, suitable…
I am from Afghanistan (Pashto speaker) living in Helsinki and we have so many Pashto speaker families here, but unfortunately there is no book in the library… 953 24.2.2004 Thank you for your concern! According to the acquisitions and cataloguing department of Helsinki City Library, the purchasing of books in Pashto is quite complicated. However, we have managed to get some material. The books are available after they have been processed for circulation (transliterating etc.).