KORCIS: Korean Old and Rare Collection Information System 한국고전적종합목록시스템

KORCIS: Korean Old and Rare Collection Information System 한국고전적종합목록시스템.

KORCIS is a union catalog of Korean rare books (and manuscripts), which includes records from 51 Korean institutions and 32 foreign institutions (as of March 2010). It has over 420 thousand bibliographic records and provides access to the full-text of over 36 thousand items. A presentation (PDF) by a librarian from the National Library of Korea in March 2010 provides background information about this resource.

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Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Library Rare Books 京都府立医科大学附属図書館貴重書全文

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Library Rare Books 京都府立医科大学附属図書館貴重書全文.

This resource provides full images of three medical books from the 19th century Japan:

満私歇児篤(マンスフェルト)氏講述 解剖學[講義録],
星野先生診斷學病理総論 全, and
醫學士加門桂太郎先生述解剖學五官器篇 脈管器圖.

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Fu Ssu-nien Library – Harvard Yenching Library Chinese Rare Book Digitization Project

Fu Ssu-nien Library – Harvard Yenching Library Chinese Rare Book Digitization Project.

This resource provides full images of about 300 Chinese rare books held by Harvard-Yenching Library, as part of an international cooperative project. More digitized books will become available via the online catalog of Harvard library.

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Princeton East Asian Libary Digitized Medical Texts

Princeton East Asian Library Digitized Medical Texts.

“The East Asian Library of Princeton University has for the past few years been engaged in the digitization of some of its rare books… Full processing and the provision of enhanced navigation to each title will only take place at the end of the ongoing project. However, to respond to the interest already expressed, we would like to give users preliminary access to the digitized medical texts already available. Access is through the Princeton East Asian Library Digitized Medical Texts site.” – Eastlib message by Martin Heijdra of Princeton East Asian Library, September 9, 2009.

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Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Archives

Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Archives 香港天主教教區檔案.

This is the website of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Archives. It provides access to the catalog of the Archives, digitized rare books, and statistics concerning the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese. Currently the site is not searchable.

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NCL Catalog of Premodern Chinese Books

NCL Catalog of Premodern Chinese Books 中文古籍書目資料庫.

Developed by the National Central Library (Taiwan), this database provides bibliographic records of premodern Chinese books held by libraries in Taiwan as well as in China, Japan, United States, and Europe.

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Sokodo Bunko Full Image Database

Sokodo Bunko Full Images Database 雙紅堂文庫全文影像資料庫.

Based on the Sokodo Bunko collection of Ming-Qing Chinese dramas and novels in the Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, this database provides free access to full images of about 500 titles. It seems to be a subset of the larger Chinese Rare Book Full Image Database of IOC.

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