NDL's Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you of the service that will begin in April 2024.

In the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries (hereafter referred to as "the Service"), Patrons at partner libraries subscribing to the Service can browse provide nearly 1.8 million digitized contents including books, periodicals, rare books and old materials.

Renewal of the National Diet Library Digital Collections

The National Diet Library has renewed the National Diet Library Digital Collections on December 21, 2022.
The renewal will improve the content viewer and increase the number of digitized materials that can be full-text searched.
Please take advantage of the new National Diet Library Digital Collections.

Gallica: the French national digitalized library

Gallica : une stratégie de développement pour créer de nouveaux usages

Samedi 19 mars 2022, de 9h à 11h (heure en France)
2022年3月19日(土)17:00-19:00(日本時間 heure au Japon)

*Avec traduction simultanée

... voir les détails ...

「フランス国立図書館(BnF)の電子図書館 Gallicaの利活用促進・創出戦略」

2022(令和4)年3月19日(土) 日本時間17:00-19:00(フランス時間同日9:00-11:00)

*日仏同時通訳付き *要事前登録


The Prussian Expedition to Japan 1860/61 & The Origins of the Japanese Collection of the SBB-PK

2021 marks the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the conclusion of a treaty of amity, commerce and navigation between Prussia and Japan in 1861. Due to the pandemic the jubilee of “160 years of German-Japanese relations” could neither attract much attention nor be celebrated accordingly. Nevertheless the Specialised Information Service Asia (FID Asien) of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-PK (SBB-PK) would like to present at the end of the anniversary year its virtual contribution by the release of two thematic portals on its platform CrossAsia (crossasia.org).

Japanese special collections catalogued in the Finna search service

The National Library of Finland has two Japanese special collections. In addition, the library’s basic collections also have Japanese books or books in Japanese. Until now, the Japonica collection and the Buddhist collection have only been catalogued on paper, and it has not been possible to access them in electronic search services.

NDL Digital Collections questionnaire

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the National Diet Library (NDL), Japan.

The NDL Digital Collections (https://dl.ndl.go.jp/?__lang=en) enables users to search and view a variety of resources collected and stored by the National Diet Library of Japan.
Now, a questionnaire for users of the NDL Digital Collections has started. Please help us improve the usability of this collection by answering this questionnaire.

National Library of Australia's Asia collection

Dear Colleagues, 

We need your help! The National Library of Australia decided drastically to reduce its users' access to material on Asia and the wider world, by terminating collecting of material published outside Australia on Japan, Korea (North and South) and Mainland Southeast Asia and potentially also slashing collecting of material on China, Indonesia and the Pacific. From now on, the focus will be on material by Australia about Australians - too bad about the rest of world (see attached).

New NDL courses with English subtitles

The National Diet Library, Japan, released two new e-learning courses with English subtitles.

- How to make good use of the NDL Digital Collections for Japanese Studies http://training.ndl.go.jp/course/under.html?id=58&lang=en
This course provides an introduction to the features of the NDL Digital Collections and how to search and use its contents from outside Japan.