Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive is Kyoto University’s platform to make digital images of rare primary sources it owns Open Access. Don’t you have images at your hand that you have no means to publicize or have difficulty in continuing managing your own website of digital images? Kyoto University Library Network will help you make the most use of your digital images.
Making your digital images OA in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive has benefits as follows:
- Images publicized in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive are accessible not only in this website but also from other external sites as cited in the page of "Exhibitions and application in research: Research projects using the data of this digital archive". This will increase the use of your digital data.
- Kyoto University Library Network manages the system and preserves the backup data of publicized data.
Please feel free to contact us!
Scope of the Digital Archive
Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive can register digital images that are:
- Two dimensional duplication of primary sources Kyoto University owns
- Releasable on the Internet with all the relevant rights expired or cleared.
Process to make digital images OA
Check that the images are within the scope of the Digital Archive
Please check in advance that the images are "duplication of primary sources Kyoto University owns" and "releasable on the Internet". Decide your conditions of reuse one month before the release of your data. Refer to this page for details of reuse conditions.
Check the state of the data and plan a schedule
Please send the data at your hand (images and relevant data including explanation of the materials) to Kyoto University Library Network. We will check the state of the data - its format, file names and directory structure, identify what data should be newly created and added, and plan a schedule of the whole process.
Create additional data and convert data
Kyoto University Library Network will create, if any, necessary additional data (metadata to each material/image) and convert all the data in format, file name and directory structure to prepare for the release of the data.
Sign the agreement to deposit the data in the Digital Archive
Kyoto University Library Network and the head of the library which owns the original rare materials will sign the agreement to deposit the data in the Digital Archive.
Release the data and update the news
The data will be released in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive and update the news. The metadata of the rare materials are searchable in Kyoto University's OPAC KULINE or OCLC's WorldCat.
Library Planning Section, Library Planning Division, Main Library, Kyoto University
Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
e-mail: gazo660[a]mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp (Please replace "[a]" with "@")