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Providing global access to local treasures uw ncl chinese rare book digital project

Providing Global Access to Local Treasures: UW-NCL Chinese Rare Book Digital Project

Zhijia Shen ,Charles Chamberlin,

University of Washington

Karl Min Ku,

National Central Library on Taiwan

PRDLA

Shanghai

October 21, 2010


Outline
Outline Rare Book Digital Project

  • UW Libraries and its digital initiatives

  • UW-NCL digital collaboration on Chinese rare books

  • Brief History of the EAL

  • Brief History Chinese collection at UW

  • UW Chinese rare book collection

  • Plans and impact of the project


University of washington
University of Washington Rare Book Digital Project

  • One of the oldest public universities on the West Coast, 1861-

  • 3 campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell

  • Public research university

    • 30,000 undergraduates

    • 12,000 graduate students

    • 4,000 faculty

  • 1st in US federal research funds

  • 8 DOE NRC for area studies

  • Since the 20th century, known for its

    • Far East Studies

    • Fishery

    • Forestry


University of washington libraries
University of Washington Libraries Rare Book Digital Project

  • Uni


University of washington libraries1
University of Washington Libraries Rare Book Digital Project

  • Large, public research library

  • 17 geographically distributed library facilities

  • Over 7 million volumes

  • 7 days a week

  • 24 hours a day

  • Research commons

  • East Asia Library

  • Digital Initiatives


Just opened oct 7 th 2010 research commons
Just opened Oct. 7 Rare Book Digital Projectth 2010: Research Commons

  • R


Uw digital initiatives
UW Digital Initiatives Rare Book Digital Project

  • Over100 collections featuring materials from the UW Libraries, local and regional partners.

  • American Indians of the Pacific Northwest digital collection

  • King County Snapshots

  • Olympic Peninsula Virtual Community Museum.

  • Research Works


Researchworks services
ResearchWorks Services Rare Book Digital Project

  • ResearchWorks Archive Service

  • ResearchWorks Media Publishing Service

  • ResearchWorks Open Journal Hosting




Agreement
Agreement Rare Book Digital Project

  • Timeline: January 1, 2010 –Dec. 31, 2012

  • Scope: Chinese rare books held at UWL

  • Digitization schedule

  • Division of responsibilities in the cooperation

  • Scan and metadata

  • cataloging

  • Archiving copies of the digital files

  • Access


National central library on taiwan ncl
National Central Library on Taiwan (NCL) Rare Book Digital Project


Ncl chinese rare book collection and digitization
NCL Chinese Rare Book Collection and Digitization Rare Book Digital Project

  • Taiwan Fan She Feng Su [Customs of Taiwan’s Aboriginal Tribes]

  • NCL rare books

  • NCL-LOC digitization collaboration project

  • 2005: Signed agreement

  • 2009: 1,494 volumes had been completed, totaling 734,566 image file.

  • 2012: project slated to complete


NCL Chinese Rare Book Catalog Rare Book Digital Project

  • Started 1998 and expanded to include Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao, Australia, and other overseas rare book collections

  • over 609,941 records

  • Searchable through 14 search values

  • linked searches in collections in Mainland China, Japan, U.S., and Europe


East asia library
East Asia Library Rare Book Digital Project

  • Top 12 EALs in North America

  • Total 616,700 vols; 280,000 Chinese.

  • Support Jackson school and AL&L Department and other EA related programs, and local EA Communities.

  • Third most used collection of the 17 UW libraries


EAL Collections Rare Book Digital Project

  • UW EAL collections can be traced back to1909 when UW first started teaching about Asia .

  • Mostly private collections of faculty and on loan to the library and department, which all ended in the EAL.

  • 1937: the library received first official funding from a Rockefeller Foundation grant to acquire Chinese books

  • 1947: Library hired the first EAL curator, and named the library Far Eastern Library, thanks to another grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

  • 1950s and 1960s: acquired major rare book collections- J. F. Rock and H. Wilhelm Collections

  • 1968-1990: Karl Lo was its second curator



  • 1989: EAL purchased the warehouse of Hong Kong Universal Book Store of over 100k vols of Chinese books

  • 1990: EAL Chinese rare book preservation and cataloging project initiated

  • 1995: EAL became the official repository library of Taiwan government publications

  • 2006: EAL became one of the recipients of the Five-Year Donation Plan of Window to China



Historical timeline of uw chinese studies
Historical Timeline of UW Chinese studies librarians : one-hundred partnership in developing a world class academic program and library

  • 1909: Department of Oriental History, Literature, and Institutions. First faculty hired: Herbert Gowen(1864-1960).

  • 1926: Formally offered Chinese course

  • 1939: George Taylor served as department Chair

  • 1941: US Army Chinese language training school at UW; Department of Oriental Studies was renamed Department of Far Eastern Studies

  • 1945: Taylor recruited established sinologists: Shi Youzhong, Karl A. Wittfogel, Hellmut Wilhelm, Hsiao Kung-chuan, Li Fang-kui

  • 1948: Far Eastern Institute was established


  • 1949: Department of Oriental Studies and Slavic Studies merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature

  • 1960: Far Eastern Institute received its first Federal Title VI grant

  • 1969: George Taylor retired; Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature renamed Department of Asian Languages and Literature

  • 1983: Far Eastern Institute renamed Jackson School of International Studies with China Studies Program

  • 2010: UW has over 40 faculty teaching and researching about China , offering more than100 courses relating to China


Herbert H. Gowen (1864-1960) merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and LiteratureGeorge E. Taylor (1905- 2000)Helmut Wilheim (1905-1990)Karl A. Wittfogel (1896-1988


萧公权 ( merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature897-1981)

施友忠 (1902-2001)

李方桂(1902-1987)


Chinese rare book collection at uw
Chinese Rare Book Collection at UW merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature


Chinese special collections
Chinese Special Collections merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature

  • Hellmut Wilhelm Collection

  • Special Collection of Qian Qianyi’s works

  • Joseph Rock Collection

  • Wu Xianzi Papers


Bibliographies on uw chinese rare books
Bibliographies on UW Chinese Rare Books merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature

  • A Catalog of the official gazetteers of China in the University of Washington. Compiled by Joseph Dzen-His Lowe. Zug, Switzerland: Inter Documentation Co. [1966]

  • Ad descriptive catalog of the Ming editions in the Far Eastern Library o fthe University of Washington.(华盛顿大学远东图书馆藏明版书录)compiled by Chik-Fong Lee (李直方). San Francisco: Chinese Materials Center, Inc, 1975.

  • Wang Jue. “Rare works by Qian Qianyi and other Qing Dynasty Rare books of peotry and literature. Bulletin of NCL. V. 25, no. 2.


Hellmut wilhelm collection
Hellmut Wilhelm Collection merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature


Collection of qian qianyi works
Collection of Qian Qianyi Works merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature

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16 1883
牧齋初學集詩註 merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature 東京 : 擁書城印行, [明治16, 1883], 據淸康熙間玉詔堂本刻字排印


J f rock collection
J.F. Rock Collection merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature

Joseph F. Rock (1884-1962)


The wu xianzi papers
The Wu Xianzi Papers merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature

Wu Xianzi (1881-1959)

Purchased from the Sino-American Book Co., Hong Kong, 1977.

Collection includes 120 items of diaries, documents such as certificates of official appointments, etc.), letters, manuscripts of essays, poems, etc., newspaper clips, and notes, and manuscripts of Kang You-wei, Sun Yat-sen and other significant figures of the Chinese Republican period.


Plans
Plans merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature

  • Over 255 titles selected for the first digitization

  • NCL is sending 3 technicians to scan the book and develop metadata at UW in November

  • EAL sets up space and workflow for the NCL crew

  • EAL Staff continues recon-cataloging of its rare books

  • Project schedule


1 st list of rare books for digitization from uw east asian library 255 titles and 2759 volumes
1 merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literaturest List of rare books for digitization from UW East Asian Library: 255 titles and 2759 volumes

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Take kong zi jiayu for example
Take merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and LiteratureKong Zi Jiayu for example:


Uw copy of kong zi jiayu
UW copy of merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and LiteratureKong Zi Jiayu


NCL Rare Books Image Search System merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature

http://rarebook.ncl.edu.tw/rbook/


I merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature

  • Making this local treasure accessible globally

  • All digitized UW Chinese rare books will be listed and searchable in the NCL Chinese Rare Book Catalog—more accessibility

  • preservation of these rare materials

  • Through the UW-NCL collaboration, we not only make our local treasures available to global users, but also allow UW users to access rare materials owned by NCL and its other digital partners.


Gen zhi tu (Cultivating and Weaving) merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature

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Beckman Reading-room of East Asia Library merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature

University of Washington Libraries


Thank you! merged into Department of Far Eastern and Slavic Languages and Literature

谢谢!


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