The service break in Helka-database still continues on certain parts of the system due to reasons outside of the library. Because of the prolongation of the break, all loans with due dates on 11.1. – 16.1. have been set to expire on 17.1.
Helsinki University Library’sopen dataweb serviceapi.hulib.helsinki.fioffersthe vast majority ofthe library’s data in easy-to-use JSON format. In addition to library catalog data, the service contains data ofUniversity of Helsinkidisciplines andlibraryopening hours.The APIsare documented in Swaggerspecifications.
Citizens and businesses canretrieve library’s data fromthe service for personal or commercialpurposes.For example, we hope to seenew mobileservices based on our data.The service will be expanded anddeveloped further in the future. We are planningto open data of Helda, as well as University’s researchgroups‘ publication datathrough the service.
The servicewas implemented by the Helsinki University Library’sapplication developmentgroup. Helsinki University Libraryhas long been apioneer in the applicationof information technology, but the current closedlibrary system preventsthe library catalog datafrom appearing insearch engines such as Google. The current librarysystemdoes not provide any toolsfor openingthe data.The upcomingnewlibrarysystemshould havebuilt-in supportfor open APIs.
The course is an introduction to information sources and seeking information in the University of Helsinki. It is suitable for anybody writing an essay and also for those who are taking the ICT Driving Licence (particularly part 4, Information Seeking).
You will learn
How to search effectively
How to find good search terms
How to search and find books, articles, theseses
How to find Finnish and international databases in your own subject
Loaned and renewed books have extended loan periods during holiday season. Due date will be 9.1.2014 or later depending on the normal loan period of the material when it is loaned or renewed on following dates or later.
Tell us whose lectures should be recorded? What kind of science program do you value? Which documents would you like to see? How is Yle of your dreams?
You are welcome to familiarize yourself with the materials of Yle Learning, Science, Documents and Archives. Give us feedback and ask questions! You can find us at the exhibit area near the library’s main entrance in 3rd floor of Kaisa-House between 12-20.