Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Extended Coverage for Kikuzo II Visual for Libraries (Asahi Shinbun Database)

We are pleased to announce that the coverage for Kikuzo II Visual for Libraries has been extended. Up to now, we had access to Asahi Shinbun full-text articles from 1945 to present. With the new additional package, we gained access to the full-text articles (Asahi Shinbun Shukusatsuban) as ealry as 1879. Please see below a description of the contents:

Meiji and Taisho Eras: 123,000 pages of the Asahi Shinbun between 1879 (when it was first published) and end of the Taisho era in 1926. Users can view the original newspaper as PDF, and all the articles and advertisements can be searched by dates, section numbers, time-line, keywords, and subject classification.

Pre-War Showa Period (early Showa): 80,000 pages of Asahi Shinbun as images. It covers the period of early Showa through the Great Depression to the post-war Occupation period. In addition, it includes 470,000 advertisements.

In order to search articles from 1879 onwards, make sure you click on the 朝日新聞縮刷版 [Asahi Shinbun Shukusatsuban] tab.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Fabiano Rocha, Japan Studies Librarian, at fabiano.rocha@utoronto.ca.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

North Korean newspaper database, KPM

The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library will have a trial subscription to the “KPM (=Chosŏn ŏllon chŏngbo kiji/조선 언론 정보 기지)” from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2010.

The KPM provides more than 100 real-time reports on a daily basis including all the paper articles in 6 major North Korean newspapers such as Nodong sinmun (노동 신문), Minju Chosŏn (민주 조선) and Pyongyang Times as well as articles and treatises in 15 journals including “Kyŏngje yŏn’gu (경제 연구).” KPM also offers news reports by the local journalists of the “Pyongyang Branch of Chosŏn sinbo (조선 신보).” News on political parties and government offices, news on metropolitan and local areas, in-depth coverage in the economic field, interviews with people in various industries, and so on, can be viewed with site photographs in real time.

Access to the KPM database

From the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library homepage:
Path: East Asian Library Website  Resources menu  Korea Studies Resources  Search  e-newspapers  KPM
(or http://link.library.utoronto.ca/eal/flash/menu.cfm?level=5&id=4)

We have two month trial subscription so we hope that you will make the most of it.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Korea Studies Librarian, Hana Kim at hn.kim@utoronot.ca.