Digital Images Database of the National Central Library, Taiwan, China

The Veritable Records of the Song Emperor Taizong, 13th Century., from the collection of the National Central Library. Not part of the collection digitised through this project.Summary: Since 2001, The NCL has initiated the digitization project aiming at preserving rare books and providing public access. The “Digital Image Database” includes two parts: one is the scanned images of NCL’s rare books collection; the other is the NCL’s international collaborations of the digitalization project of Chinese rare books. 

Type of Project: The documents come from a range of collections aruond the world, but have in common the fact that they represent rare Chinese works.

Countries Involved: 4 (8 Partners)

Websitehttp://rbook2.ncl.edu.tw/Search/Index/1

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Description

Since 2001, The NCL has initiated the digitization project aiming at preserving rare books and providing public access. The “Digital Image Database” includes two parts: one is the scanned images of NCL’s rare books collection; the other is the NCL’s international collaborations of the digitalization project of Chinese rare books.

For the former one, over 10,000 titles of rare books published before 1795 were digitized and made available to the public through the library’s Digital Images Database.

Regarding the international digitalization project, since 2005, NCL has been cooperated with Genealogical Society of Utah., Library of Congress of the United States, Library of the University of Washington, Library of the University of California Berkeley, Library of the University of Toronto, Bibliothèque nationale de France, and Library of the University British Columbia.

Nearly 2,870,000 images, drawn from the above libraries’ important rare Chinese books have been digitized and incorporated into the digital images database.

Partners

  • National Central Library, Taiwan, China
  • Library of Congress, United States
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France, France
  • Library of the Unviersity of California, Berkeley, United States
  • Library of the University of Washington, United States
  • Library of the Unviersity of British Colombia, Canada
  • Genealogical Society of Utah, United States
  • Library of the University of Toronto, Canada

Duration

  • Ongoing (started in 2001)

Access to Data and Documents

Materials are available for re-use against a fee, both for commercial and non-commercial uses.

Metadata is available for consultation on an online catalogue.

Volumetry

10363 documents

PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Digital preservation, digital unification

Last update: 24 July 2019