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Dear Reader,

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All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

24 November 2008

High-definition Image Database of Old Photographs of Japan


24 Nov 2008

The Nagasaki University Library, Nagasaki, Japan.

"The Nagasaki University Library's 'Collection of Old Photographs from the Late Edo and Meiji Periods' is comprised of photographs of Japan taken from the middle to the end of the 19th century. Many of these photographs are extremely clear and thus contain a wealth of information about the urban landscapes, scenery and customs of the period in which they were taken. In order to tap into this valuable resource, the Nagasaki University Library has developed and unveiled the High-definition Image Database of Old Photographs of Japan, which employs high-definition imaging to maintain a high level of detail even at magnifications of five to ten times on the computer screen. The database contains 201 photographs of Nagasaki and 300 photographs of other parts of Japan, and it features captions and explanations in both Japanese and English as well as a number of browsing tools such as 'search from map','keywords search' and 'full text search'."

Site contents:
* About this site;
* Recommended Images (Nagasaki Best, Japan Best);
* Search by keywords (# Photographer [Ueno, Hikoma, Tamamura, Kihei, Tamamura, Kozaburo, Ogawa, Kazumasa, Kusakabe, Kinbei, Uchida, Kuichi, Usui, Hidesaburo, Shimooka, Renjo, Suzuki, Shin-ichi, F. Beato, A. Farsari, R. Stillfried]), # Area [Suburbs Of Nagasaki, Nagasaki City Area, Nagasaki Bay Area, Nakashima River, Dejima, Yokosuka, Yokohama, Shimonoseki, Kamakura, Iwakuni, Gifu, Miyagi, Kyoto, Kumamoto, Gunma, Yamanashi, Shiga, Kobe, Shizuoka, Osaka, Nagano, Tokyo, Nara, Nikko, Hakodate, Hakone, Nagoya, Moji], # Year of performance [-1867, 1868-1882, 1883-1897, 1898-1912], # Number, #Full text search);
* Search from old maps (Nagasaki Bay Area, Nakashima River Area, Nagasaki Settlement Area);
* Search from [interactive] Japan map;
* Japanese Old Photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period [http://oldphoto.lb.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/en/];
* Glover Atlas - Fishes of Southern and Western Japan;
* Nagasaki University Library Home [http://www.lb.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/english/].

URL http://zoomphoto.lb.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/en/main_menu.html

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://zoomphoto.lb.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/en/main_menu.html

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek-at-coombs.anu.edu.au)

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* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 30

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