The plan of the Lu Xun translation digital encyclopedia (2017)

Feng Haiying

現在のデジタル辞書は主に検索形式、つまりキーワードを入力することで、それに関連する項目が表示され、さらに関連項目から必要な情報を選んで調べるという形であるが、本研究はこのような検索形式とは別のシステムを考えたい。現在、中国の近代作家魯迅の作品の日本語訳における問題点を作品ごとにデータにまとめ、デジタル事典形式で出す作業を行っている。言語辞書とは違い、翻訳に関する事典であるため、比較、対照が必要となる。それゆえ、基本的に原文と訳文の両方を載せなければならない。

Yamagiwa Collection (2017)

Noguchi Setsuko

The Yamagiwa collection, housed in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was collected by Joseph K. Yamagiwa (1906-1968) who was a scholar of Japanese literature and language at the University of Michigan. The collection consists of two groups: rare books and reference books focused on language. While its rare books were well-selected by scholars, the collection has never been adequately recognized. This presentation will include a history, an overview of the collection, and a few highlights of its items.

The Shibusawa Eiichi denki shiryo digital version and Shibusawa Eiichi archive (2017)

Inoue Sayaka

Shibusawa Eiichi was a key figure in the establishment of a modern economic system in Japan and the Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation is dedicated to furthering his ideals in today’s world. Eiichi’s achievements were compiled in the Shibusawa Eiichi denki shiryo (Shibusawa Eiichi Biographical Materials), a 68 volume series (58 main volumes, 10 supplementary volumes), published between 1955 and 1971 that, even today, serves as the basis for research on Eiichi and modern Japanese history.

Data-driven collection analysis using the WorldCat search API (2017)

Sugiyama Yukari
Nakamura Haruko

While information technology has brought about significant improvement in development and dissemination of information and resources to library users, it has also made librarians’ activities easier and more effectively. For example, application program interface (API) allows them to perform some menial repetitive tasks in an automated way and facilitates data-driven decision making.
This presentation introduces a simple but effective method to analyze collective collections in the WorldCat database using OCLC Connexion and the WorldCat Search API.

Demand-driven acquisition for Japanese e-books (2017)

Marra, Toshie

A large amount of Japanese books have been digitized and are available at HathiTrust and Japan’s National Diet Library’s websites for our library users, but they are mostly old books out of copyright protection. Newer Japanese e-books under copyright are commercially available from two vendors: Maruzen and EBSCO. At the University of California (UC) System where I work, a pilot for demand-driven acquisition (DDA) for Japanese e-books was arranged with EBSCO in winter 2014, and soon it became a regular program with support from the California Digital Library.

Japanese resource contents in web-scale discovery services (2017)

Iino Katsunori

A Web-Scale discovery service (WSD) is so useful for students and faculty to search academic articles, journals and books. Therefore, it is becoming a de facto standard tool among academic libraries in many countries. One of the features of the WSD is to be provided as a cloud service. This means all users of the libraries which implement the WSD have to search the same index, so-called “Central Index”, and the search results of the WSD by the same key words, theoretically, also become the same among the different libraries. Thus, the WSD is a google-like service to search and discovery library contents globally.
On the other hand, the WSD is often pointed out its Japanese resource contents look much poorer than Chinese resource contents in terms of quantity.

Towards the online public access catalogue of Japanese manuscripts and early printed books (2017)

Shchepkin, Vasilii

The collection of pre-modern Japanese materials held in the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts (IOM) RAS (St. Petersburg, Russia) comprises about 4000 manuscripts, printed books and maps created in Edo and early Meiji period. The catalogue of the most part of this collection was published in printed form in 1963-1971 (6 volumes). In 2006-2014 the inventory of the collection was prepared by correcting mistakes and adding the missing information in the printed catalogue. In 2014-2017 Japanese studies specialists of the IOM fulfilled the project of studying the history of the collection by tracing back the origin of each item and affiliating them to some private or institutional collections. This year we would like to present the beta version of the online public access catalogue of our Japanese collection.

New replenishment of the IOM RAS manuscript collection (2017)

Marandjian, Karine

During the visit of the group of scholars from the Hokkaido University in 2015 a scroll was found in the library depository. When opened it became clear that it is a beautifully illustrated emakimono preserved in good condition – it narrated the story of  the monster Shuten doji. The scroll had neither library nor manuscript department  code – instead it contained  inventory number which allowed to determine that the scroll was bought in Leningrad in 1928. Despite the name of the seller we could not find out his personality, thus we have no way to find out the way this wonderful scroll reached Russia.

The documents of the Austrian photographer Michael Moser (2017)

Miyata Nana

The Austrian-Hungarian expedition to East Asia dispatched from Trieste in 1868, and concluded treaties with Siam (Thailand), China and Japan in 1869 respectively. As its official photographer, Wilhelm Burger (1844-1920) took part in this expedition in company with Michael Moser (1853-1912) as his assistant. Moser was still 16 years old, when he arrived in Japan. Nevertheless, he decided to stay further in Japan, even after the others including Burger went back to Austria, and stayed in Japan for 7 years all in all.

The Makino Mamoru Collection on history of East Asian film (2017)

Noguchi Sachie

The Makino Mamoru Collection on History of East Asian Film 1863-2005  (here after the Makino Collection) was purchased by Columbia University in 2006. When the Makino Collection first arrived from Japan in 2007, there were 906 boxes (approximately 906 cubic feet in total).which contained approximately 14,576 books, 10,028 magazines, almost 2,000 file folders and other items - videos, posters, newspapers, and company records. The total estimate is more than 70,000 items.
The collection focuses on print materials mostly related to Japanese film that were collected over the course of fifty years by former documentary filmmaker and film researcher, Makino Mamoru.

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