This year's NACIRA conference will be held on Zoom at 13:00-16:30 UTC on Tuesday 6 Dec.
Asian Plants and Animals:
Studying Asian Flora and Fauna in UK Heritage Collections.
Please register online on the NACIRA website.
‘Exquisite Patterns: Japanese Textile Design Books’ film is now available on the BLPlayer at:
The video showcases the British Library’s collection of kimono pattern and design books. It displays the variety and vibrancy of these works, from their origins in the mid-17th century until the early 20th century.
The British Library is delighted to announce a new FutureLearn course entitled Travel Books: History in Europe and Japan which will run from 27 June 2022 for 3 weeks. The course looks at how books travelled between Japan and Europe from the 16th century and how this promoted cultural exchange and influenced individuals and society.
The course is a collaboration between Keio University and the British Library, featuring experts and treasures from both institutions.
2021 marks the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the conclusion of a treaty of amity, commerce and navigation between Prussia and Japan in 1861. Due to the pandemic the jubilee of “160 years of German-Japanese relations” could neither attract much attention nor be celebrated accordingly. Nevertheless the Specialised Information Service Asia (FID Asien) of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-PK (SBB-PK) would like to present at the end of the anniversary year its virtual contribution by the release of two thematic portals on its platform CrossAsia (crossasia.org).
The NDL will hold a web event introducing the NDL Digital Collections and the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries on March 4 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. JST.
Guest speakers from different libraries will talk about the use of the service at their libraries. A discussion of the service will follow.
This event will be held in Japanese and broadcast via Cisco Webex events.
To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noontime JST on February 26.
Japan Search is a national platform for aggregating metadata from digital resources on a wide variety of subjects.
Operated by the NDL, Japan Search incorporates functionality to promote the use of digital content.
The NDL will hold a web event introducing the use of this functionality on March 3 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. JST.
Following an explanation of the functionality by an NDL employee, guest speakers will discuss how to use Japan Search in education, research, and community activities.