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E2154e - The National Diet Library Releases Next Digital Library

The original article published in Japanese ( https://current.ndl.go.jp/e2154 )

Current Awareness-E No.372

11 July, 2019


The National Diet Library Releases Next Digital Library

 

The National Diet Library (NDL) has been engaged in research for developing next-generation library system. As one outcome, NDL released a web service called “Next Digital Library” in the NDL Lab website on March 29, 2019.

E2102e - A Special Library in Kingdom of Grapes and Wine: Koshu City Katsunuma Library

Koshu City Katsunuma Library in Yamanashi Prefecture is located in a gentle alluvial fan covered with vineyards. It was the residence of “Iwasaki clan” and “Katsunuma clan,” both descendants of “Kaigenji clan” just as Takeda Shingen, a distinguished warlord. The area also flourished as “Katsunuma-juku,” a post town along Koshu Highway. It was also in Katsunuma that growth of “Koshu grape,” an indigenous species of Yamanashi Prefecture that originally came from the continent, was discovered. During the Meiji era, two local youths, Masanari Takano and Ryuken Tsuchiya, traveled to France to learn wine making under the order of the prefecture. It is a land where history of “grapes and wine” continues to the present. There are two possible origins of Koshu grape: “grape legend of Daizenji-Temple” and “legend of Amemiya Kageyu.”

E1991e - Status of Libraries in the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake (As of January 31, 2018)

This report introduces major information on status of libraries in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake between mid-October of 2017 and the end of January 2018, following past Current Awareness-E reports (see E1961 and others).

E1957e - Shanti’s Mobile Library Activities in Regions Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake

Shanti Volunteer Association, a public interest incorporated association (hereafter Shanti), terminated its “Mobile Library Project in Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima” in July 2017. This article presents the summary of the project as well as future activities.

E1940e - Library Fair & Forum 2017 in Kumamoto <Report>

The original article published in Japanese ( http://current.ndl.go.jp/e1940 )

Current Awareness-E No.1940

10 August, 2017


Library Fair & Forum 2017 in Kumamoto

 

CA1930e - A Snapshot Model for Web Archiving: Stanford East Asia Library’s Japanese Web Archive / Regan Murphy Kao

ゆく河の流れは絶えずして、しかも、もとの水にあらず。淀みに浮かぶうたかたは、かつ消えかつ結びて、久しくとゞまりたる例なし。世中にある、人と栖と、またかくのごとし(1)

While the river’s current is ceaseless, the passing water constantly changes. The bubbles that form on its surface, form and burst, never lasting long. People and their dwellings are the same(2).

E1886e - Status of Libraries in the Aftermath of 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake

Major damage has been caused by series of earthquakes that occurred on April 14 and 16, 2016 in Kumamoto Prefecture. The epicenter was Kumamoto region of Kumamoto Prefecture, and the seismic intensity of these earthquakes were seven. Based on information through February 22, 2017, this article reports situations of libraries within Kumamoto Prefecture in need of time to recover from damage caused by the earthquake.

E1864e - Impact on Libraries by the Earthquake with Epicenter in Central Tottori

An earthquake with its epicenter in Central Tottori that struck on October 21, 2016 caused wide range of damages. This report presents status of libraries impacted by this earthquake based on information available up to December 7, 2016.

E1834e - Long Road to Preservation and Utilization of Materials: In Response to the Kumamoto Earthquake

On July 3, 2016, Network for Historical Materials (hereafter Shiryo Net, see CA1743) hosted a symposium “Long Way to Preservation and Utilization of Materials: Kumamoto Earthquake (資料保全と活用の長い道のり―熊本地震によせて―)” at Umeda Intelligent Laboratory of Kobe University in Osaka City. Sixty people participated. As one of the organizers, I will summarize in this report issues discussed at the symposium.

E1797e - Status of Libraries in the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake (As of March 31, 2016) (2)

This report introduces status of libraries in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake between the end of February 2016 and the end of March 2016, following past Current Awareness-E report (see E1796)....

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