Japanese special collections catalogued in the Finna search service

The National Library of Finland has two Japanese special collections. In addition, the library’s basic collections also have Japanese books or books in Japanese. Until now, the Japonica collection and the Buddhist collection have only been catalogued on paper, and it has not been possible to access them in electronic search services.

NDL Digital Collections questionnaire

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the National Diet Library (NDL), Japan.

The NDL Digital Collections (https://dl.ndl.go.jp/?__lang=en) enables users to search and view a variety of resources collected and stored by the National Diet Library of Japan.
Now, a questionnaire for users of the NDL Digital Collections has started. Please help us improve the usability of this collection by answering this questionnaire.

National Library of Australia's Asia collection

Dear Colleagues, 

We need your help! The National Library of Australia decided drastically to reduce its users' access to material on Asia and the wider world, by terminating collecting of material published outside Australia on Japan, Korea (North and South) and Mainland Southeast Asia and potentially also slashing collecting of material on China, Indonesia and the Pacific. From now on, the focus will be on material by Australia about Australians - too bad about the rest of world (see attached).

New NDL courses with English subtitles

The National Diet Library, Japan, released two new e-learning courses with English subtitles.

- How to make good use of the NDL Digital Collections for Japanese Studies http://training.ndl.go.jp/course/under.html?id=58&lang=en
This course provides an introduction to the features of the NDL Digital Collections and how to search and use its contents from outside Japan.