Joint Project Between Kyoto University And Princeton University On Japanese Documents Owned By The Kyoto University Museum Started

2020-05-14
Kyoto University and Princeton University initiated a joint project in March 2020 in order to deepen the knowledge and awareness of Japanese history and culture throughout the world. The first collection under the project, Tannowa Document, is now available in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive.

Important Cultural Property "Dainihonshi hensan kiroku" vol.6-10, 21-50 (G.S. Letters) newly released

2020-03-27
The Graduate School of Letters of Kyoto University and the Kyoto University Museum have been carrying out the restoration and digitization of an important cultural property Dainihonshi hensan kiroku held by the Graduate School of Letters since academic year 2018. One thousand five hundred six images of the restored volumes 6-10, 21-50 are now available in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive. As of March 27, 2020, the Digital Archive provides 1,365,106 images of 17,638 titles.

Main Library’s 289 items from Nakanoin Collection and Konoe Collection have been released

2020-03-19
A total of 289 items – 278 items from Nakanoin Collection and 11 items from Konoe Collection held by the Main Library – have been newly digitized and released. Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive provides 1,363,600 images of 17,638 titles as of March 19, 2020.

1848 items of “Asia depicted on Postcards” donated to the Main Library have been released

2020-03-19
1848 items of “Asia depicted on Postcards” donated to the Main Library have been released.

1,067 items from Nakai Collection's Kinri-no-bu newly released

2020-02-21
One thousand sixty-seven items from Nakai Collection's Kinri-no-bu have been newly digitized and released. As of February 21, 2020, Digital Archive provides 1,342,116 images of 15,448 titles.

Physics textbook Dr. Hideki Yukawa used, “Water Margin” Takizawa Bakin read and book of aquatic life in Lake Biwa newly released

2020-02-21
Four rare materials held by the Graduate School of Letters, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) and the Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University (CER) have been newly digitized and released. The digitization has been realized thanks to the support from donors to Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive Fund.

5 rare materials held by the Main Library have been digitized and 2,863 images have been released

2020-02-21
Five rare materials held by the Main Library have been digitized and 2,863 images have been released in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive.

Edo Period's 13 architectural plans from Nakai Collection newly digitized

2020-01-27
Thirteen architectural plans during the Edo Period from Nakai Collection held by Kyoto University Main Library have been newly digitized and released in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive.
Nakai Collection consists of the plans of Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Shimogamo Shrine and other shrines and temples, concerning documents and maps passed down through the Nakai Family, the Tokugawa Government's master carpenter family in Kyoto. The newly released data is part of Bakufu-no-bu (幕府之部) relating to Kyoto Shoshidai (京都所司代; Shogun's senior representative monitoring the Imperial Court in Kyoto), Kyoto Shugoshoku (京都守護職; military commissioner of Kyoto) and other Tokugawa Government offices.
Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive provides 1,333,705 images of 14,372 titles as of January 27, 2020.

31 rare materials held by Main Library and others newly digitized

2020-01-27
Thirteen titles of rare materials held by Kyoto University Main Library, the Graduate School of Letters and the Graduate School of Science have been digitized and released in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive. The Digital Archive provides 1,333,705 images of 14,372 titles as of January 27, 2020.

Kyoto University's rare materials searchable on WorldCat

2020-01-27
Kyoto University's rare materials are now searchable on WorldCat, the world's most comprehensive database of information about library collections delivered by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.).