Shibutani Ayako
University of Tokyo. Historiographical Institute. Project Assistant Professor
Yamada Taizo
University of Tokyo. Historiographical Institute. Associate Professor
Nakamura Satoru
University of Tokyo. Historiographical Institute. Assistant Professor
Hirasawa Kanako
University of Tokyo. Historiographical Institute. Project Academic Specialist/URA
Yamada Toshiyuki
University of Tokyo. Historiographical Institute. Project Academic Specialist​​​​​​​
Watanabe Yoichiro
University of Tokyo. Historiographical Institute. Project Researcher​​​​​​​
Ohmukai Ikki
University of Tokyo. Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology. Associate Professor



本所では研究活動上で構築した「採訪進捗管理システム」を,デジタル保存の国際標準であるOAIS(Open Archival Information System)参照モデルに基づき,史料データの保存に関する記述をパッケージ化している。所蔵史料の画像データ利用条件を参考に,56万件余りの天皇家・公家文庫史料群等の画像データについて利用条件の設定を行い,2020年3月に史料画像閲覧システム「Hi-CAT Plus」で公開した。2021年現在まで,史料編纂所では史料データ(目録や画像)の蓄積・提供・分析を行う中で,関連する研究情報(例:顕微鏡撮影画像や各種の解析結果など)を紐付ける形で収集を進めてきている。今後は,各活動を継続し,データを拡充するとともに,社会科学を含めた他分野との連携を促進するための環境整備を進めていく。

Long-term Utilisation, Data Sharing, and Linking for Multifaceted Approach in Japanese History

The Historiographical Institute (HI) of the University of Tokyo has been collecting historical materials and creating a database of systematically organised material information and research results. It also aims to establish an infrastructure for data sharing on Japanese history to enhance the long-term preservation and utilisation of data archives. Currently, HI is also fostering information environments to promote the sharing and utilisation of humanities research data through the ‘Program for Constructing Data Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences’. In this study, we illustrate these approaches.

Based on the Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System—the international standard for data preservation—the HI is compiling information about preserving data of historical materials under the ‘Progress Management System for Historical Materials’ Digitalization’. We established terms and conditions for using image data from HI materials for 560,000 images of historical materials of the Imperial Family and court archives and released them on the database named ‘Hi-CAT Plus’ for digital image viewing in March 2020. Through 2021, HI will continue accumulating, offering, and analysing resource data (catalogues and images) with links to relevant research information such as microscopic photos of historical paper-based materials and various analysis results. Further, for the next phases, HI is accumulating more data and building up the environments to promote collaboration with other academic fields, including social sciences.