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09 June 2013

Over 26,000 Japanese records added to Explore The British Library

On 15 May records for 26,886 Japanese-language works were added to the British Library’s online catalogue Explore  The records cover material published between 1912 and 2010 and can be searched in both romanisation (modified Hepburn) and in Japanese script.  Since 2010 material in Japanese has been added directly to Explore.  A project to give online access to works published during the Meiji Period (1868-1912) is underway and records for these will gradually be added to Explore over the coming months.


The British Library’s holdings of Japanese-language material are also included in the following online catalogues:
UK Japanese Union Catalogue
European Union Catalogue of Japanese Books
CiNii Books (hosted by the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo)

Hamish Todd, Lead Curator, Japanese and Korean Studies

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