Tag Archives: National Diet Library

The National Diet Library conducted research on the super-aged society and libraries

(7 June 2017)  The National Diet Library has published a report of its research on the super-aged society and libraries. This research comprises case studies through bibliographic survey and field work focusing on the library services for the older people provided at the three public libraries, as well as interviews with 20 older people including […]


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Greetings from the Librarian – New National Diet Library Midterm Vision: Universal Access 2020

(4 January 2016) The National Diet Library will compile a plan ensuring multi-faceted and continuous access to library materials over the long term. It will also anticipate increased demand for access to NDL library materials from patrons in countries all around the world. There are three major roles of the National Diet Library that have […]


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NDL trains Nepali librarians

(27 June 2016) Since 1989, the National Diet Library (NDL) has served as the International Federation of Library Associations Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (IFLA PAC) Regional Centre for Asia, and has worked to promote cooperation in preserving library materials throughout Asia. As part of the cooperative activities of the Regional Centre, Mr. Yadab […]


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Training for Japanese Studies Librarians outside of Japan: Library services practicum at the Kansai-kan of the NDL 2016

(28 April 2016) From 13 to 22 January , 2016, the National Diet Library (NDL) hosted a training program for Japanese Studies librarians living outside Japan. It was held at the Kansai-kan of the NDL in Kyoto, and 12 participants joined from five countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Republic of Korea, and the United States. […]


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Sawako Hanyu appointed new Librarian of the National Diet Library

(31 March 2016) As of March 31, 2016, Mr. Noritada Otaki, the Librarian of the National Diet Library, retired and as of April 1, 2016, Dr. Sawako Hanyu is the newly appointed Librarian of the National Diet Library. Dr. Hanyu served as Professor of Ochanomizu University from 1996, vice-president and Director of the University Library […]


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NDL’s official YouTube channel launched

On March 30, 2016, the National Diet Library launched an official YouTube channel. Introductory videos (Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean versions) are now available and new items will follow. The National Diet Library YouTube official channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHpDnv60i1LxOszXgBSE7DA


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The National Diet Library has released a bibliographic information retrieval and visualization system developed by utilizing MIMA search in the NDL Lab

(21 July 2015) MIMA search was developed by Dr. Hideki Mima (Specially Appointed Associate Professor, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo) and his associates. Although search results are conventionally displayed in a list, MIMA search displays results as a map comprising lines and nodes, which enables users to easily visualize the relation between diverse data […]


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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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