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70,000 high-quality images from National Palace Museum in Taipei TAGS: | | | BBC News reported yesterday that the National Palace Museum in Taipei has placed 70,000 high-quality electronic images in a free-to-download archive so that online users can enjoy its exhibitions. It also …Continue reading →

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Korean newspapers online TAGS: | | The Library has arranged a free trial of two digitised Korean newspapers, Choson Ilbo Archive and  Dong-A Ilbo Archive. The digitised full-text content of both newspapers date back to 1920, each …Continue reading →

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Digital library of pre-modern Japanese works for open access TAGS: The National Institute of Japanese Literature (Kokubunken) has made their new新日本古典籍総合データベース/Database of Pre-Modern Japanese Works (tentative edition) freely available at: https://kotenseki.nijl.ac.jp/ (Japanese interface) and  https://kotenseki.nijl.ac.jp/?ln=en (English interface). The database, built out …Continue reading →

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Free access to optional contents of JapanKnowledge TAGS: The following contents will temporarily be accessible on the JapanKnowledge platform between 1 June and 30 June 2017: 1. Encyclopedia of Japanese Historical Place Names http://japanknowledge.com/en/contents/rekishi/index.html 2. Fuzoku Gaho http://japanknowledge.com/en/contents/fuzokugaho/index.html …Continue reading →

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How to make good use of the NDL Digital Collections for Japanese Studies TAGS: | The National Diet Library of Japan has released an online training course on how to make good use of their NDL Digital Collections for Japanese Studies outside Japan. The course is delivered …Continue reading →

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19th Century Collections Online: the Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840 TAGS: | | | | Following consultations with English Literature and French Studies, the Library has just purchased a large digital collection of European literature called the Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840. As part of the …Continue reading →

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Gale Primary Sources drop-in session Monday 30th Jan in Main Library Get the most from our digital archives through Gale Primary Sources Gale Primary Sources is an extensive digital archives programme spanning multiple disciplines and cultures. The platform uses specialist technology …Continue reading →

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Iranian archives at Durham Durham University is now home to three important archives containing materials relating to Iranian History, Culture and Politics. The archives originate in the work of three British scholars who worked …Continue reading →

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18th Century Drama and other resources for trial The Library has organised a free trial, until 29th Nov 2016, of several literature-related databases of digitised archives and manuscripts: Eighteenth Century Drama A unique archive of almost every play submitted …Continue reading →

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Three Japanese e-resources for trial The Library has arranged a free trial for the following three e-resources from Japan: Fuzoku Gaho (風俗画報,1889 – 1916) Toyo Keizai Digital Archive(東洋經濟, 1895 – 1945) Mainichi Newspaper Maisaku(每日新聞, 1872 …Continue reading →

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