National Institute of Informatics - Digital Silk Road Project
Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books
We added 53 new books to become the collection of 203 books, 59,358 pages.
We updated the result of optical character recognition (OCR) for the books including ones digitized in the past.
We added 34 new books to become the collection of 150 books, 39,408 pages.
Scrutiny of previously digitized books revealed that one page was missing, so we added this page
, and moved the page number for subsequent pages.
Title of the Web site was changed to "National Institute of Informatics / Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books." The abbreviation is "NII - Toyo Bunko Archive."
Search by the table of contents was released. In addition, this site now offers OpenSearch
so you can search this site directly from your Web browser.
Search by the book ID and the page number was released.
6 books were added, and the total amount is 116 books, 30,091 pages.
This site became searchable from IMAGINE Book Search
(in Japanese). The target of search is only limited to Japanese captions of graphical elements. At the same time, IMAGINE became searchable from the full text search
of this site.
For one book listed below, 68 pages were missing due to the mistake of our process, so the total number of pages is now 27,394 pages after addition.
18 books were added, and the total amount is 110 books, 27,326 pages.
The two books listed below have changed their URL following the change of book IDs. For the moment, an old URL is automatically redirected to a new URL.
17 books were added, and the total amount is 92 books, 19,242 pages.
The design of the top page has changed to facilitate moving to related sites.
5 books were added, and the total amount is 75 books, 19,005 pages.
The page arrangement of 3 books was modified.
The design of the site, including the top page, was slightly changed.
17 books were added, and the total amount is 70 books, 17,593 pages.
15 books were added, and 2 books were removed due to various reasons. Hence the collection extended to 53 books, 13,973 pages.
Five books were added, and the total amount is 40 books, 11,035 pages. From now to January 2006, we are planning to add new books into the archive when preparation is finished.
8 books were added, and this archive has evolved into 35 titles with 9,062 pages. The interface, in addition, is refined based on comments and advice that we received.
We added the "translation and thesaurus" method in the text search.
Japanese version of the nickname of the website was changed to the original name.
The title of the web site was changed to "Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books."
We released "Toyo Bunko" Image and Manuscript Database to the public.
The size of the database at this moment is 27 titles with 5,623 images (pages).
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