The Union Catalogue of Early Japanese Books is a catalogue of manuscripts and printed materials produced by Japanese people prior to the Meiji period. It catalogues materials that belong to public archives and libraries in Japan.
Daiber Collection Database: The Arabic Manuscripts in the Daiber Collection
The Daiber Collection Database is a collection of Arabic manuscripts on Islam collected by Professor Hans Daiber. This database offers a description of each manuscript and image. Images of each manuscript can be seen by clicking ‘画像’ next to the number of the manuscript in question.
The Digital Library of Classical Chinese Materials, Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, provides descriptions and digitised images of 4630 rare Classical Chinese works of the institute holdings (as of March 2009). Only the first page of materials is offered in colour
The Tohoku University Library Digital Collection is a cross search gateway for the library’s digitised collections, all of which include either rare books or historical documents collections. A description of each database is provided on the ‘Database list’ page
Kobe University Library Digital Archive is a gateway for its online databases. Whilst some databases are not available in English, the ‘Digital Archive Cross Searching’ database offers information in English.
Kotenseki Sogo Database, or the Japanese and Chinese Classics Database, is a digital library from the collection of Waseda University Library; it contains one of the largest collections of Japanese and Chinese Classics in the country.