Thursday, January 5, 2012

Japanese Rare Book Directory

Directory of North American Collections of Old and Rare Japanese Books, Other Print Materials, and Manuscripts: Now Available at the NIJL Website
Dear Librarians and Curators of the Participating Institutions in the Directory of North American Collections of Old and Rare Japanese Books, Other Print Materials, and Manuscripts:

We are pleased to let you know that the Directory has been updated and is now available at the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) website:

In the NIJL Database page, click 98."北米日本古典籍所蔵ディレクトリ," or,

Below please find the announcement in Japanese on the availability of the Direcotory at the NIJL website by Prof. Jun Suzuki. We would like to join Prof. Suzuki to express our sincere appreciation for all the support each of you provided to join this project.

Please notice that the Japanese page is available by clicking "日本語ページ" link in the menu bar right beneath the Directory name. We hope that the Directory will gradually include more information in Japanese also.

At this point, we would like to ask each of you to review your institution's entry in the NIJL website, and let Prof. Osamu Furuse of NIJL (email:‎) and Toshie Marra (email: know as soon as possible of any changes that should be made to update the directory.  If possible at all, we encourage you to provide the Japanese version of the directory enty for the same content as well. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Toshie Marra any time.  

Thank you very much for your attention to this matter.

Best regards,

Subcommittee on Japanese Rarebooks, CEAL Committee on Japanese Materials
Toshie Marra
Hideyuki Morimoto
Hisako Rogerson
Reiko Yoshimura

このたび人間文化研究機構 国文学研究資料館では、北米日本古典籍所蔵機関ディレクトリの公開に向けた準備が整いましたので、二〇一一年一二月下旬を目途に当館のウェブサイトから発信することになりました。ご承知のように、本ディレクトリは、北米を中心とする、日本の古典籍やその他の文化資料を所蔵する大学図書館、美術館などの機関について、コレクションの概要やコンタクト方法などの情報を集約したものです。本ディレクトリの公開によって、今後、各所蔵機関の日本資料コレクションが日本及び世界各国の研究者、学生などによって、さらに有効活用されることが期待されます。

国文学研究資料館教授 鈴木淳
Toshie Marra
Japanese Studies Librarian
UCLA East Asian Library
21617 Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Tel. (310) 825-2765
Fax: (310) 206-4960

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