Laures Rare Books seems to be offline

Update: Laures Rare Books database is back on-line. (August 29, 2011)

Sophia University’s Laures Rare Books Database seems to be off-line at the moment. (August 25, 2011)

Keeping track of updates

Whenever new digital copies of titles (different editions, different languages, etc.) are located, the respective entries are updated.

A convenient way to keep track of these updates is our twitter feed BS_2. The tweets of this feed are now displayed in the sidebar.

Performance problems …

Due to some changes on the servers housing this blog, strange things (huge font sizes etc.) happened earlier today.

While are trying to circumnavigate these problems, the blog design might change considerably, the basic functions, however, should be working as usual…

Under Construction …

We are updating Bibliotheca Sinica 2.0.

Basic function should remain intact – design/fonts/colours might look strange during this process.

Some Japanese Digital Collections currently offline

Some of the digital collections of Japanese institutions are currently off-line, e.g.:

Laures Rare Book Database | Sophia University (Tokyo) University of Tsukuba

Still online at the moment are:

Doshisha University KURENAI (Kyoto University Research Information Repository) Nichibunken (International Research Center … → Continue reading

ULB Sachsen-Anhalt: Problems with PURLs

During the last days, Bibliotheca Sinica 2.0 posted digital items from the Universitätsbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt (ULB Halle), using Persistent Identifiers provided by their catalogue system. We just noticed that some of these PURLs do not work properly, clicking the links yields the result „URN not registered with DNB“. To circumnavigate this problem, we changed links … → Continue reading

BS 2.0 | Redesign in progress

Bibliotheca Sinica 2.0 has been growing considerably over the last months – there are now more than 1000 entries.

We are working on readjustments in design and functionality to improve usability. Basic functions will remain intact, you might, however, see some ’strange‘ colors or formatting. Comments/reports on bugs are appreciated.

Wiener China-Bibliographie

For some years, the „Wiener China-Bibliographie 1477-1939″/“Western Books on China in Libraries in Vienna/Austria, 1477-1939“ was online on static web-pages, listing about 2900 titles on China found in Viennese libraries.

To make updating easier, the bibliography is now part of this blog. Any updates, cross-references and/or additional links … → Continue reading