The National Diet Library Digital Collections are a treasure trove of rare and hard-to-find materials at the National Diet Library, Japan. Patrons at partner libraries subscribing to the Digitized Contents Transmission Service (such as UCC Library) are able to search and browse more than 2 million books, periodicals, rare books and old materials in the NDL’s Digital Collections, including about half a million materials which can be viewed online.
The Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries is provided by the National Diet Library, Japan (NDL) as a means of making digitized versions of out-of-print, or otherwise difficult to-obtain, materials available to the general public at public or university libraries that subscribe to the Service.
The service enables UCC staff and students to:
The service provides access to roughly 1.5 million out-of-print books and other hard-to-find materials that are not readily available via the internet, as shown in the list below. UCC staff and students are able to search and browse more than 2 million digitized materials in the NDL Digital Collections, including those that are not otherwise available via the internet.