[Library Network] Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive: 225 titles from the Main Library’s Daiso-bon collection newly released

 On 2024-05-23 (1433 reads)

225 titles from the Daiso-bon collection held by the Main Library have been newly digitized and released.

Daiso-bon is a collection of books formerly owned by Daiso (大惣), a book lender run by Sohachi Onoya (大野屋惣八) and his family in Nagoya from the middle of the Edo period to the middle of the Meiji period. Book lenders at the time usually kept books in high demand in their stock and sold the ones out of fashion away to buy new ones. Daiso, however, had a policy not to sell away books they had bought and increased their inventory until the end of the Edo period when they became the largest book lender in Japan. After the arrival of mass production of books in the Meiji period, many book lenders disappeared, Daiso being no exception. Around 1898, Daiso decided to close the business and sold its enormous inventory of 16,734 titles of books, most of which were acquired by the Imperial Library (current National Diet Library), Tokyo Imperial University, Kyoto Imperial University and the Higher Normal School (current University of Tsukuba). Daiso Collection owned by Kyoto University amounts to 3,667 titles, or 13,081 volumes. 


The majority of the items released this time are play scripts. They encompass a wide range of performances including revenge plays, courtesan purchasing, double suicide plays, and ghost stories.
Ehon Iroha kana Yotsuya Kaidan (絵本いろは假名四谷怪談) is an illustrated edition of Iroha kana Yotsuya Kaidan (いろは假名四谷怪談), a kabuki script. Its compelling and eerie illustrations draw the eye.


"絵本いろは假名四谷怪談"  Left: Illustration / Center: Back cover / Right: Front cover


As of May 23, 2024, Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive provides 2,138,775 images of 25,402 titles.

* The digitization of this collection is conducted under the “Project to Build an International Collaborative Research Network for Pre-modern Japanese Texts” by the National Institute of Japanese Literature in which Kyoto University Library participates.



(日本語) 【文学研究科図書館】移転作業による資料の利用制限について(B・D書庫)

 On 2024-05-14 (682 reads)

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[Library Network]Online Seminar for Paper Submission(Jun. 28)

 On 2024-05-14 (803 reads)

Wiley will hold an online seminar for paper submission.
The seminar will be held in English.

Opening the Editor's Black Box: Insider Tips for Successful Submissions

Date: June 28 2024, 17:00-18:30
Place: online(GoToWebiner)
Speaker: Dr. Dinesh Talwar (Editor-in-Chief for Chemistry—An Asian Journal and Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry)
Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1261116086966486873

Wiley_poster_20240628poster [Wiley]

*For inquiries about the seminar, please contact the e-mail address on the poster.


Solved: [Trouble] AIMS e-journals are not available

 On 2024-05-13 (214 reads)

Fixed links to KULINE search results and links from e-journal and e-book listings.(May 15, 2024)

The AIMS Web site has been restored. However, the URLs of each journal have been changed, and the site is not accessible from the links in the KULINE search results and the links from the e-journal and e-book lists.

For the time being, please use the links for each journal on the AIMS top page(https://www.aimsciences.org).

AIMS (American Institute of Mathematical Sciences) website (https://www.aimsciences.org/) is currently inaccessible. Therefore, the electronic journals provided by AIMS are not available.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

[E-Resources team, Kyoto University Main Library]

(日本語) (締め切りました)【吉田南総合図書館】短期図書館オフィスアシスタント募集のお知らせ(5/31〆切)

 On 2024-05-10 (422 reads)