Tag Archive for 'Finland'

And the nominees for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award are…

The jury has now agreed on the four shortlisted libraries for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award. All four will now be considered for selection as the world’s best new public library. A total of 16 libraries from all over the world applied to be considered for […]

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Pirkko Lindberg

  This morning we  introduce you to Pirkko Lindberg from Finland. Pirkko has just completed her first term on the Standing Committee and is seeking re-election for a second term.       Name: Pirkko Lindberg Institution: Tampere City Library Country: Finland    What experience will you bring to the […]

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Nordic News

        Here comes blog number 2 from Sweden or shall I say from Scandinavia (Norway, Denmark and Sweden ). One advantage of speaking Swedish and live in Scandinavia is that you can understand and read Norwegian and Danish if you really want to do it. Of course […]

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New Library Act and New Strategy for Finnish Public Libraries

          License to cure – the new Finnish Library Act gives a mandate for better citizenship Library services are the most used cultural services in Finland, 50 % of all citizens use the library at least once a month and 20 % use it weekly. A […]

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Working together in Lielahti District Library, Tampere, Finland

    Finland is a good library country, we have 5.4 milloin inhabitants, and according to Finnish library statistics in 2013 every Finnish citizen borrowed 17.2 books. We also have great libraries! One of the newest is Lielahti District Library in Tampere. Tampere City Library consists of 19 libraries and […]

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The public library’s collection in a digital age

The Latest edition of Scandinavian Library Quarterly focuses on collections in the digital era. Lots of good reading. Of particular interest for public libraries is the article ‘The public library’s collection in the digital age’ written by Jakob Heide Petersen from Copenhagen Central Library. Jakob describes how media development and the […]

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