Service to be suspended on August 16 and 27, 2021

2021-07-30
Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive will suspend its service due to network maintenance on August 16 and 27, 2021.
・Aug. 16 (Mon) 7pm. - 12am. (Once for approx. two hours and several times for approx. 10 minutes.)
・Aug. 27 (Fri) 6:30pm. - 10:00pm. (Several times for approx. 10 minutes)
The service will be restored as soon as the maintenance work has been completed.

Important Cultural Property "Dainihonshi hensan kiroku" vol.11-14 (G.S. Letters) newly released

2021-06-25
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. Two hundred fifteen images of the restored volumes 11-14 are now available in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive. As of June 25, 2021, the Digital Archive provides 1,663,322 images of 20,564 titles.

Images of 2,033 items from Fujikawa Collection were provided for the Database of Pre-Modern Japanese Works

2021-04-21
Images of 2,033 items from Fujikawa Collection held by Main Library were provided for the Database of Pre-Modern Japanese Works produced by the National Institute of Japanese Literature.

New post on our website: How to make rare materials open access

2021-03-25
As a means to share information described in rare materials more widely, the Kyoto University Library Network has been digitizing them and making the data available on the internet. The new website page introduces how to make rare materials open access with photographs.

224 titles from the Main Library’s Daiso-bon collection newly released

2021-03-11
Two hundred and twenty four titles from the Daiso-bon collection held by the Main Library have been newly digitized and released. As of March 11, 2021, Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive provides 1,663,107 images of 20,564 titles.

Rare materials in Digital Archive topped 20,000 titles and 1.6 million images

2021-03-09
The number of rare materials in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive topped 20,000 titles and 1.6 million images. As of March 8, 2021, Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive provides 1,638,715 images of 20,340 titles.

20 rare materials held by the Main Library, including restored “大般若波羅蜜多経”, have become digitally available

2021-03-08
Twenty titles of rare materials held by the Main Library, including restored “大般若波羅蜜多経”, have been newly digitized and released. As of March 8, 2021, Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive provides 1,638,715 images of 20,340 titles.

771 new items added to "Asia Depicted On Postcards"

2021-03-08
Seven hundred and seventy-one items have been newly released in the "Asia Depicted On Postcards" collection.

Thumbnails of rare materials now available in NDL Search

2021-03-01
NDL Search provided by the National Diet Library shows direct links to Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive by getting metadata from Kyoto University’s OPAC, KULINE. New data has been added on March 1, 2021 and the thumbnails of rare materials are now available in NDL Search.

The Kikutei/Imadegawa Family’s collection newly digitized: portraits, a family tree scroll and a diary

2021-01-21
Kikutei Collection was deposited permanently to the Main Library, Kyoto University by late Marquess Kiminaga Kikutei in 1921 and 1922, and has been preserved and researched in the library. Thanks to the generous contribution from its current owner, the collection, together with additional related documents, was donated to the Main Library and has recently been registered as the library’s holding. This time, six items – four portraits of the family heads, a scroll of the family tree, and a well-known diary written in 1576, “Tokitsugu-kyo-ki (言継卿記)” – have been digitalized and released. As of January 21, 2021, Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive provides 1,614,552 images of 19,436 titles.