|I'm a student engineer, looking for drawings of transportation devices by Leonardo da Vinci ; do you know where I could find them? Thank you by advance!
||Try these sites on the Internet for Leonardo's drawings:
and Instituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza at http://www.imss.fi.it/indice.html
We also have a cd-rom called "Leonardo the inventor" in the public libraries that might interest you.
|I want to know a country which has 4 seasons.
||Countries in temperate zones of the southern and northern hemispheres have four seasons. For example Finland and all Scandinavian countries, as well as other European countries. Generally in temperate and polar regions those seasons are recognized as spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Discussion on the subject in Yahoo! Answears -service
|Do you have a national chat-service in the library in Finland?
||We are planning a national library chat-service, but it has'nt been published yet. At present we have only local services in Finland.
|Is Pulla often pronounced Bulla?
||If you mean the Finnish word pulla (‘bun, coffeebread’), I think it can be pronounced as ‘bulla’ only if you have a flu or rarely in some Finnish dialects. According to Kielitoimiston sanakirja, the Finnish word bulla means also ‘papal bull’ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_bull.
|Where does the last name "Leija" come from? Is it from Finland?
||Word "leija" is a Finnish word indeed. In English it is translated as "a kite". The noun "leija" comes from the verb "leijata" or "leijua" (to flow). In the old or dialectal Finnish language "leija" can also mean "a bridal veil". Leija is not a very much used word as a surname but surely it can be used. In the telephone catalogue of Helsinki there is only one person with the family name Leija. Leija can also be used in compound family names such as Leijavuori (a rough translation: Kite Mountain). There is no record of Leija as a first name.
|I'm a student in tampere and want to borrow ebook from helmet. But I don't have a library card. Can i order one and get it by posti? Thank you so much Phuong,
Unfortunately you cannot get a Helmet library card by post. You have to visit a Helmet library to get a card. Here is an excerpt from the user regulations:
"You can get a personal library card, the right to borrow and a PIN code at any Helmet library or mobile library. You will get the library card when you state your address and present a valid ID card with a photograph and personal identity number accepted by the library. To be able to receive a library card you need an address in Finland. The first library card is free of charge. If you do not have a Finnish personal identity number, your library card is valid for twelve months at a time."
You will find more information here: http://www.helmet.fi/Preview/en-US/Info/…
|I would like to ask if it is possible to reserve a book if now it is not in the library, so as when it comes back I could be sure to get it. Thank you!
||You can reserve material either at the library or in Your record at www.helmet.fi. To make a request Yourself You need to have a PIN code. You will receive a notice concerning reservations ready for picking up by a letter or email, or by ordering a text message subject to a charge.
If You don't have yet a personal Helmet library card, You can get at any Helmet library or mobile library
|Do you know any activities/animations for or with people with mental or psychic disability happening in librairies in Finland? Do you know anything to raise…
||There are some projects that have studied this topic exactely. One was in Pori, for personlig who have suffered psychic problems and alcoholism, contact Asko Hursti, Asko.email@example.com on this matter http://hankkeet.kirjastot.fi/hanke/kirjasto-tervehdyttää, here some information, but it is in Finnish. Another one in Lapland, Kittilä, about disabled and elderly people, contact Raili.firstname.lastname@example.org, http://hankkeet.kirjastot.fi/hanke/kirjasto-jalkautuu-kuuluvasti, for disabled in Middle Finland Vesanto, http://hankkeet.kirjastot.fi/hanke/kirjavakka, contact Sirkka.email@example.com. These both focus on hearing, reading and activities. In Mikkeli the scope is on digital skills for people with problems in mental health http://hankkeet.…
|Why the Kirjasto 10 called 10?
||Library 10 is located at Postitalo, which used to be the main post office of Helsinki. The building is not anymore owned by Posti but it still contains a post office on its ground floor. The post office has been commonly known as "Helsinki 10" because the postal code for city center of Helsinki is 00100. Library 10 is located on upper floor of "Helsinki 10". That’s why the name "Library 10" was chosen.
|Dear Madame, Dear Sir, I have a question about Finish library statistics. I found the website libraries.fi with a lot of information. I was wondering if there…
||We have a public library statistics -database, http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/en-GB/ but it does’nt include statistics about Internet access in libraries anymore. We had figures on our pages in the early 2000’s, but nowadays we do’nt give those figures anymore, because all public libraries have Internet access (this fact is stated ex.g. on the site of the Ministry of Education and Culture). We can somewhat safely conclude that atleast almost all if not all public libraries provide internet access and computers for their customers.
Ministry of Education and Culture
The question about WiFi-connections is more difficult. We do'nt have a listing made by libraries. On a service available in the Net…
|Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I am a student of library and information science at the HTWK, Germany and need to find information about the Lööw special…
||Lööw-classification is a joint tool in the Northern Sami bibliography at Sami bibliographies in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia.
It was developed by the Norwegian librarian Anders Lööw for the joint Saami search. Hope we'll get it in near future in internet.
See here: http://www.nb.no/baser/samisk/klassifikasjon.html
|My english not good and I will try to tell. There is a my homework. It is reference resources in religion studies. Can you help me. which most populer…
||Here are some books about world religions. I hope they will be of use to you.
- World religions : a historical approach / S. A. Nigosian (2008)
- World religions : the illustrated guide / general editor: Michael D. Coogan (2003)
- Britannica encyclopedia of world religions / [consulting editor Wendy Doniger] (2006)
There is also a packege of information on the website of BBC:
|I,m looking for words to a children,s siong about a shepherd boy and his birch bark horn
||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…
|In the book Courage: The life and and execution of Arndt Pekurinen what is the first name of the corporal who agrees to execute him for treason?
||In Erno Paasilinna's book, the name of Pekurinen's executioner is Otto Asiainen. Corporal Asiainen was a 21-year-old carpenter from Lestijärvi. He agreed to shoot Pekurinen after the first candidates to carry out the task, sergeant Joonas Kivelä and private Kaarlo Kinnunen had declined captain Pentti Valkonen's request.
|I am researching the 1934 wedding in Port Germein , South Australia, of Barbara Strachey, an English woman, to Olaf Hultin, said to be the son of the Professor…
||I am sorry to say that we could not find any direct answers to your question. Probably the wedding was not as enormous publicity event in Finland as in Australia.
Some information of the father of Olaf Hultin, Arvid Hultin, we found rather easily - for instance, he was not a professor at classics, but a librarian in the University Library of Helsinki (or National Library of Finland, as it is nowadays called) and in addition a researcher of literature. It might be possible that the National Library might have some archives of their former employees and there might be more information on his descendants. The contact information of the National Library can be found here:
Furthermore, if the…
|I am looking for a classical guitar sheet music called "scarborough fair" arranged by Ulf Brocksten , I was told that at Finland Libraries I might be…
||Helsinki City library has the sheet music in their collection. You can order it to your nearest library, if you like. But you have the make the order through your own library.
Here are the details of the sheet music from Helsinki City Library's database:
|How many School has its own school library? Also, I heard about there are some public libraries which are in School buildings. How many of them are there in…
||General information on school libraries in Finland, including budgets, pedagogics and administration, can be found at
You may also find below link intresting
There is an organization for school libraries and you find it useful to contact the at
Finnish School Library Association
|I need a pattern according to whicth I can offer "ask a librarian" service in reference section of my library. I live in Iran I want to know whitch libraries…
||I'm afraid that your specific question about iranian libraries offering an Ask a librarian -service is too difficult for me to answer, since i can't read arabic letters and can not therefore search the websites of iranian libraries. It might be a good idea to ask for assistance in the National library of Iran, http://www.nlai.ir/ . There is an international Ask a librarian service Questionpoint.org, that migt be able to help you http://www.questionpoint.org . In Sweden there is a multilingual Ask a librarian -service, they do not yet offer service in arabic, but they are planning to do so, maybe they could help you in your search. The address is http://www.eref.se/se-admin/vrleb_question_patron.asp?virtual_desk_id=43 .
I can tell you…
|I'm looking to obtain a copy of obituary notices from Helsinki Finland, can you make copies and send them for a reasonable fee. The person I'm thinking of died…
||Please contact the Genealogical Society of Finland at http://www.genealogia.fi/indexe.htm for copies of old obituaries.
|What is a good source of news, travel and other current information (in English) about Finland?
First about good websites.
A good place to start is
There You can find a link to Virtual Finland http://virtual.finland.fi/
with lots of information about Finland in english.
The Virtual Finlands Picture Book of Finlands offers You panoramas, videos and
photographs about finnish nature, culture and seasons.
Other quite interesting sites are
http://www.travel.fi/ (only in finnish)
http://www.genealogia.fi/finnlinks/ (here's a linklist called Photo Albums of Finland Category : Webcams and photographs)