Tag Archives: National Diet Library

Lecture by Mr. Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library: “Living Knowledge: The British Library’s Future Vision”

(20 April 2015) The National Diet Library has invited Mr. Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library (BL), to give a lecture titled  Living Knowledge: The British Library’s Future Vision  on Tuesday, 2 June  2015, at the Auditorium of the Annex, Tokyo Main Library. The lecture will cover topics related to the British Library’s newly published […]


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National Diet Library Newsletter No. 197, December 2014

ISSN 1344-7238 Selections from NDL Collection Material recently designated as a national important cultural property: Kōan reisetsu Inside of the Nakamura-za Theater in Edo Exhibition “Autograph manuscripts and original artwork of well-known people” Events NDL Database Forum in the Tokyo Main Library and in the Kansai-kan Article Struggles of the National Diet Library in Collecting […]


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National Diet Library Newsletter No. 196 October 2014

ISSN 1344-7238 Selections from NDL Collection Haiyū gakuya sugoroku: pleasure of taking a virtual backstage tour Western style architecture in the early modern period of Japan: From small digital exhibition “Kaleidoscope of Books (16)” Small exhibition in the Kansai-kan (16): “Dreams of Space, from the ancient view of the universe to the Hayabusa Project” Article […]


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NDL digital exhibition “100 years of Japanese emigration to Brazil” now renewed

(30 May 2014)  On 30 May the National Diet Library renewed the digital exhibition “100 years of Japanese emigration to Brazil”. Since this exhibition was first released on 4 March 2009, an English version and two columns (“The origin of Gracie Ju-Jitsu” and “Haiku”) in the supplemental Portuguese version have been added. More here.


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Bibliographic records of electronic journals published in Japan with ISSN assigned

ISSNを確認するには ISSN国際センターでは、登録されたISSNの書誌データをデータベース化し、オンライン上でISSN Portal(http://portal.issn.org/)として提供しています。ISSN Portalは有料登録制のため、利用登録された場合を除きご覧頂くことはできませんが、日本国内で発行された出版物については、オンラインジャーナルを除き、NDL-OPAC(国立国会図書館蔵書検索・申込システム)に掲載の書誌データで、ISSNを確認していただくことが可能です。 More here.


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Procedure to reproduce digital content from the National Diet Library website

(1 May 2014) From today it is possible to reproduce digital content from the NDL website indicated as copyright-expired, without any submission procedure. For more details, please refer to NDL’s English language site policy. Read the announcement here.


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National Diet Library Newsletter published

The April 2014 issue of the newsletter has been published on the NDL website. Contents include: National Diet Library’s Efforts for the Preservation and Promotion of Culture National Diet Library’s Mission and Objectives 2012-2016 and collaboration with the Asian region: current status and challenges The 3rd China-Japan-Korea Digital Library Initiative (CJKDLI) meeting Read the newsletter […]


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Thousands of periodicals added to NDL Digital Collections

(28 March 2014) Approximately 47,000 periodicals were added to the NDL Digital Collections. The full text of these materials are onsite access only but their bibliographic information and tables of content are available on the internet.  The news is here.


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14,000 items added to the National Diet Library digital collections

On12 March 2014 approximately 14,000 items were added to the National Diet Library Digital Collections. About 2,200 items from the Records of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey (USSBS) (available in “Materials on the Allied Occupation of Japan“) About 600 items from the Records of General Headquarters, Far East Command (available in “Materials on the Allied […]


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NDL Search and the Dibrary of the National Library of Korea are linked

(27 February 2014)  On the basis of the China-Japan-Korea Digital Library Initiative (CJKDLI) agreement, the NDL is engaged in integration of the information services (portal) of the three national libraries. The dynamic link between the NDL Search by NDL and the Dibrary by the National Library of Korea is available now. To see a diagram […]


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Activity Performance Evaluation at the NDL

(14 February 2014) The National Diet Library (NDL) of Japan uses the results of assessment, analysis, and evaluation of its own activities (services and operations) into future planning and activities. This Activity Performance Evaluation system is intended to help achieve the high-end mission and objectives advocated by the NDL. Also, we have adopted a Plan-Do-Check-Act […]


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Books on Japan

“Books on Japan” on the web provides bibliographic information of books on Japan in Western languages processed by the National Diet Library (NDL) in and after 2002 on a quarterly basis (issued in January, April, July and October). The data appearing during a year will be accumulated and combined next year. More here.


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NDL announces priorities for 2014

Mr. Noritada Otaki, Librarian, National Diet Library, Japan has outlined four priority issues for the NDL in 2014. First, to support legislative activities the NDL will provide prompt and reliable information on various national-policy targets in response to requests from Diet members Second will be the official launch in January 2014 of transmission services to […]


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Basic Policy for Digitization of the National Diet Library’s Collections

The National Diet Library (NDL) of Japan has a basic policy for the digitization of its collections, recognizing that this activity will be increasingly important in the future. The policy covers Concept of the digitization of the material of the NDL; Scope of the material to be digitized;  Selection of the material to be digitized; […]


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Checking out the National Diet Library

(8 September 2013) The Asahi Shimbun has been looking at libraries in a feature called Checking Out Libraries http://ajw.asahi.com/category/globe/feature/library/ . The articles include how U.S. entrepreneurs in New York use public libraries in Manhattan; and a description of the National Diet Library of Japan.


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