Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive has topped 1,000,000 images!

2018-12-12
938 new items have been released: 477 writings by royalists from "Collage on Folding Screens, Meiji Restoration Collection", and 461 Korean rare books from "Kawai Collection" and others digitized in collaboration with Korea University.
As of December 12, 2018, Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive has 1,047,928 images of 11,350 titles, surpassing the one million mark.

49 books held by the Main Library and the Graduate School of Science have been newly released

2018-11-13
49 books held by the Main Library and the Graduate School of Science have been newly released.
996,520 images of 10,426 titles in total are available in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive as of November 13, 2018.

Reunion of medical books as Digital Fujikawa over 70 years after its original owner's death

2018-09-28
Kyoto University Library Network and Keio University Media Center concluded an agreement on the Joint Project on Digital Unification of Fujikawa Collection (Digital Fujikawa) and launched an integrated website that virtually brings together the holdings of both universities in one place by using the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) protocol on September 28, 2018.

Kyoto University's rare materials on natural history "The Age of Natural History" released

2018-09-07
"The Age of Natural History", a digitized collection of rare materials on natural history held by the Graduate School of Science, Medical Library and the Main Library, has been released.
Natural History is the study of natural objects including animals, plants and minerals; collecting, recording and categorizing the information of their species and characteristics. ...

"Thai Newspaper Collection during World War II" held by CSEAS released

2018-09-07
"Thai Newspaper Collection during World War II" held by CSEAS has been released.
This collection was digitized from three newspapers published in Thailand during World War II and now held by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. ...

Transcription data added to 244 items such as Kawai Collection, Korean classics

2018-07-26
Transcription data has been added to 244 items such as Kawai Collection, Korean classics.

”Rare Collection on Islamic Studies” held by ASAFAS released

2018-07-20
”Rare Collection on Islamic Studies”, a collection of images of rare materials held by the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS), Kyoto University has been released. Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive makes 921,230 images of 10,299 titles available to the public as of July 20, 2018.

Would you become a contributor to our digitization projects?

2018-07-02
In order to accelerate the digitization of our rare collections, Kyoto University Library Network has set up "Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive Fund".

New items - 2 titles from the holdings of the Graduate School of Law

2018-06-07
Two titles from the holdings of the Graduate School of Law are now available in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive, in which a total of 900,134 images of 10,257 titles are available as of June 7, 2018.

Digitization of Fujikawa Collection completed

2018-04-26
Kyoto University Library Network has made the digital images of all the materials of Fujikawa Collection, its rare collection in the field of medicine, open to the public in the digital archive.