vol.005 - Constructing Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources, and Renovating Sharing Infrastructures of Research Resources in Japanese History and Culture 総合資料学の創成と日本歴史文化に関する研究資源の共同利用基盤構築

Constructing Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources, and Renovating Sharing Infrastructures of Research Resources in Japanese History and Culture

 

The National Museum of Japanese History (REKIHAKU) opened the Center for Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources to establish its core research project, “Constructing Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources”. This project offers unique insight into a variety of studies and Japanese historical resources, through multidisciplinary collaboration with universities, museums, and other institutions. Here, we share information on the following topics.

    “Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources” approaches Japanese historical resources through interdisciplinary study in the humanities and sciences using information infrastructure. Classifying various cultural and research materials into time periods, regions, and research fields, and analysis with an interdisciplinary scope can lead to more advanced sharing infrastructure and additional cooperative studies.

“The Research Circulation Access Model” is formulated in line with the aim of the REKIHAKU’s core project: to enable access to resource information based on a research result supports another new research. Moreover, creating an environment that enables access to resource information in Japan can ensure ease in referring to “the original evidence” of various research results. REKIHAKU implements a “museum-based research integration” using the research results as permanent or special exhibits and promotes interdisciplinary studies and educational activities in the humanities and sciences. Such accumulated expertise supports the foundation of the Research Circulation Access Model.

Workshop 1 aims to create an environment of information infrastructure that enables access to resource information in Japan. In this workshop, knowledge is analysed and accumulated to support access to resource information based on research results. Focusing on Japanese historical resources as “materials”, Workshop2 aims to conduct interdisciplinary study in the humanities and sciences. As such, this workshop further applies richer information taken from each resource to various research fields. In cooperation with institutes, Workshop 3 aims to create a model applying research results based on “Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources” to regional societies. Using the results of Workshops 1 and 2, this workshop explores local histories and cultures, with the collaboration of institutes. It also conducts outreach activities, such as education programs and exhibitions focused on REKIHAKU’s research results.

With this project, REKIHAKU emphasizes collaboration with relevant local and international institutes. Cooperative studies with universities and the renovation of a digital network through collaboration with institutes will also enable a backup of resource information in case of disaster, further supporting infrastructure. Moreover, we are developing an English translation of the available resource information and creating an environment that enables access to resources in Japan. We plan to conduct cooperative research, exhibitions, and international symposiums.

REKIHAKU is constructing and developing a digital network and English translation of the available resource information through collaboration with relevant institutes in Japan. The goal is to create an environment that enables access to resources in Japan. A backup of resource information, including non-disclosure for various reasons, will further support and restore infrastructure in case of disaster. We welcome any relevant information and appreciate cooperation in the construction of integrated studies of cultural and research resources and renovation of this digital network.

 

The Center for Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources

National Museum of Japanese History

 

 

 

総合資料学の創成と日本歴史文化に関する研究資源の共同利用基盤構築

 

国立歴史民俗博物館(以下,歴博)の基幹研究プロジェクト「総合資料学の創成と日本歴史文化に関する研究資源の共同利用基盤構築」は,大学や博物館,他の研究機関と協働して,研究と日本の歴史資料の新しい関係を創り出しています。

総合資料学とは,主に歴史資料を多様な形で分析・研究するための学問です。多様な「モノ」資料を時代・地域・分野等によって分類し,分野を超えた視点から統合的に分析することで,高度な共同利用・共同研究へと結びつけます。これら,日本の歴史資料の活用により,人文学・自然科学・情報学の分野を超えた新たな日本史像の構築を目指す学問です。

この総合資料学構築のために,日本の歴史的資料をLinked Data(データをリンクでつないで資料情報をより豊かにするしくみ)やIIIF(画像を国際的に共同運用するための規格)によってデジタル化して情報基盤を構築するワークショップと情報基盤を活用した文理融合型研究を行うワークショップ,情報基盤と研究成果を教育や展示等に活用するワークショップの三つを構成して,研究を行っています。

歴博は,日本の歴史資料情報のデジタルネットワークを構築することを通じて研究資源化し,より高度かつ国際的に連携した研究を進めることを目指すため、総合資料学の取り組みにおいて国内外の関係機関との連携をとりわけ重視しています。デジタルネットワークの構築は,災害に備えた資料のバックアップにも役立ちます。また,資料情報の英訳をすすめ,海外の日本研究者や東アジア研究者が,日本国内の資料によりアクセスしやすくなる環境を整えています。

現在歴博では,全国の大学・博物館等の資料情報を収集するとともに,デジタル化,英訳などの工程を経て,日本全国の資料情報を必要とされる場所へ提供するための情報基盤を構築しています。公開の難しい資料についても,非公開情報としてバックアップすることで,万一の際には,資料の復元・修復等に必要な情報を提供することが可能となるのです。

 

国立歴史民俗博物館 メタ資料学研究センター

 

 

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Workshop 2 at NMJH on Jun. 5, 2016

 

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The National Museum of Taiwan History and NMJH conducted a research meeting for the further research collaborations in Taipei on May 26, 2016

 

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The 27th annual conference of the EAJRS (European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists)“International Cooperation Between Japanese Studies Libraries” at the Central University Library, Bucharest, Romania, on Sep.14-17, 2016.