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Helsinki Day, Thursday June 12

On Thursday is the birthday of Helsinki that was grounded in 1550. The whole programme is here: http://www.helsinkipaiva.fi/en/all-programme. Among other things, there will be an outdoor concert near the Paasitorni: http://www.helsinkipaiva.fi/en/radio-aalto-helsinki-day-concert. But considering the weather, perhaps the free entrance to the Ateneum

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Posters are up again

Posters has been transferred to Paasitorni. You will find them on level 1 1/2 in a room called Juho Rissanen. Poster presenters will find their containers at the registration desk when wish to pack their poster.

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Conference Social Gathering: at the Waterfront

How to come to the dinner venue: Walking distance from Paasitorni is 2,5 kms / 1,5 miles. We might have queues for buses, so you might well consider walking through the historical city centre. See Google Map for the route There will be

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Evening in Helsinki

Some suggestions, if you still have energy. You will find these places on a Google Map: http://bit.ly/1kSRVd2 Judging  from photos, some have already visited Ateljee Bar at Hotel Torni that has great views over the downtown: http://www.americanbar.fi/en/ ; Yrjönkatu 26. –  Restaurant Loiste

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Lunch options near Metsätalo

LUNCH OPTIONS NEAR METSÄTALO See this Google Map: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z-gPoF6kxMl8.k6pE_D66x-Cc Student cafeterias 1) Unicafe Metsätalo (basement) 2) Unicafe Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3) 3) Unicafe University Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33) 4) Kaisaniemi metro station (ethnic food garden & hamburgers) 5) Piano (Rauhankatu 15)

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Happening in Helsinki during the OR2014

We will update this list as the event approaches. Events: Whole week. Aino Ackté Chamber Music Festival. http://ohjelma.ainoacktenhuvila.fi/?lang=english 12.6. Helsinki Day. http://www.helsinkipaiva.fi/en 12.-15.6. Taste of Helsinki – fine dining festival http://www.tasteofhelsinki.fi/ 13.-14.6. Boombox 2014. Hiphop festival in Suvilahti, near Helsinki

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Friday Excursion: Suomenlinna Fortress, the Queen of Sea [fully booked]

“Looks out o’er sea its granite eye And spacious land-locked bay. Gustavus’ sword it lifts on high And dares: advance who may! Nor need it fall to strike the rash— It withers with its lightning flash.” Planning your trip to

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Hotel Information Updated

We have added information about the three recommended conference hotels to the accommodation information. The hotels are Scandic Hotel Paasi, Cumulus Hakaniemi, and Cumulus Kaisaniemi. Scandic Paasi is attached to the conference venue, and Cumulus Hakaniemi is just behind the

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Visit to the Conference Venue

Last Friday, some of the people involved in the preparations had a guided tour to the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, our conference venue.

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Scandinavian Library Quarterly 3/2013

Library needs of people living in sparsely populated areas of Scandinavia are met in numerous ways – there are books buses, online library services and self-serve facilities. The latest issue of the Scandinavian Library Quarterly puts rural and remote libraries in focus,

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