Kyoto University Library Network was elected to the Executive Committee of IIIF Consortium

2022-01-06
The Kyoto University Library Network was elected to the Executive Committee of IIIF Consortium. The term of office is one year starting from January 2022.

Six items, including books from Adam Smith’s Library and Chinese classic text of geography and astronomy in Ming dynasty, have been newly released

2021-12-23
Six items held by the Graduate School of Law and Yoshida-South Library have been newly released. “Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa” held by the Graduate School of Law is a former collection of Adam Smith. Five items held by Yoshida-South Library are Chinese classic text of geography, astronomy and book series published in Ming dynasty.

Digital images of the Graduate School of Law freely reusable

2021-12-22
Digital images of the materials held by the libraries of the Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University, publicized on the Internet are now freely reusable without application or fee.

Open Access week 2021 (October 25-31)

2021-10-25
Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. During the Open Access week 2021 (October 25-31), Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive provides some special contents.

Amabie received the "2021 52nd Seiun Award"!

2021-10-08
"Amabie, the Youkai of the Epidemic Dispersal" won the 52nd Seiun Award Free Category. On behalf of Amabie, the Kyoto University Main Library, which holds the image of Amabie (“肥後国海中の怪”), received the Seiun Award certificate and supplementary prize.

KULINE RareBooks Search Renewal

2021-09-15
KULINE RareBooks Search has been renewed. Interface was entirely re-design, and “Pick-up” information was newly added.

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.