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[Library Network] Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive: "The Age of Natural History", "Thai Newspaper Collection during World War" newly released

 On 2018-09-07 (3764 reads)

"The Age of Natural History", "Thai Newspaper Collection during World War" and other digital images from rare materials held by Kyoto University's Graduate Schools have been newly released. 962,432 images of 10,377 titles are available in the Digital Archive as of September 7, 2018.

"The Age of Natural History" is a digitized collection of rare materials on natural history held by the Graduate School of Science, Medical Library and the Main Library.

▼The Age of Natural History

Natural History is the study of natural objects including animals, plants and minerals; collecting, recording and categorizing the information of their species and characteristics.

This collection includes important works on natural history such as Flora Japonica and Fauna Japonica by P.F.B. von Siebold, Histoire naturelle by G.L. de Buffon and Systema naturae by C. von Linne.

These images, some with detailed explanation, were first made open to the public in the former Kyoto University's Digital Library in 2001 or later. Images in higher resolution are now available in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive.

"Thai Newspaper Collection during World War II" held by CSEAS was digitized from three newspapers published in Thailand during World War II and now held by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. The publishers no longer exist and part of the issues of the newspapers are difficult to find even in Thailand. (This project received permission for digitization from National Library of Thailand.)

Krungdeb Varasab Daily News (RB00000072)
The Siam Rashdra Daily News (RB00000073)
Lak Mueang (RB00000074)

These images were first made open to the public in the former Kyoto University's Digital Library in 2005. Images in higher resolution are now available in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive.

▼Thai Newspaper Collection during World War II (CSEAS)

 


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