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Newsletter X July 2007

Welcome back to the new semester! Please don’t hesitate to send in purchase recommendations. If you have any comments, feel free to contact me.

General Information

Launch of the New IUB Libraries Web Site:

Even with the launch, the Library still plans to work on improving the site, so please do continue sending comments and problem reports to The East Asian Collection webpage is still located at We will start editing our webpage when we hear more about the development of the new Library web site.

New Databases Related to East Asian Studies

We have added two new sub-databases:

1) China Core Newspapers Full-Text Database -- With an archive beginning in 2000, this database collects full-text articles from more than 350 core newspapers from every province of China. 

2) Nihon rekishi chimei taikei (Compendium of Japanese Historical Gazetteer)
日本歴史地名大系 This is the latest addition to the Japan Knowledge database, which IUB has subscribed to since 2002. It is the digitized and fully-indexed version of the 51 vols. of the compendium of the Japanese historical Gazetteer.

Research Seminars Series

In addition to the following research seminars series, special sessions are available to faculty members and graduate students who want a library presentation for their courses.

1) Introduction to the East Asian Collection: This is an overview of the resources related to East Asian Studies in the Wells Library and in the East Asian Collection.

Monday, Sept. 24, 4-5 p.m. in Wells Library Seminar Room E157.

2) Electronic Resources in Chinese Studies: This session offers an overview and an update of the electronic databases and Internet resources available for research in Chinese Studies, with focus on the China Academic Journals Database.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 4-5 p.m. in Wells Library Seminar Room E157.

3) Electronic Resources in Japanese Studies: This session offers an overview and an update of the electronic databases and Internet resources available for research in Japanese Studies, with focus on the JapanKnowledge Database.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 4-5 p.m. in Wells Library Seminar Room E157.

4) Accessing WorldCat for Non-Roman Script Materials: This session offers an overview of how to best use WorldCat to access thousands of bibliographic records of non-roman scripts through "FirstSearch," and will demonstrate different search methods and language interfaces related to the display of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Monday, October 1, 4-5 Wells Library Seminar Room E 157.

To register, please go to the following link:* Scroll down the screen, and you will see the four sessions listed. Please check the sessions you wish to attend, t hen enter your name, department and email address in the form at the bottom of this page. Call the Reference Department at (812) 855-8028 or send email to if you have any questions.

Selected Monograph Purchases

Ming guo fa gui ji cheng, 100 vols. Hefei shi: Huang shan shu she, 1999.
民国法规集成, 100册.合肥市 : 黄山書社, 1999.

Kotoku Shusui zenshu, 12 vols. Tokyo : Nihon Tosho Sentā, Showa [1968-1972] 
幸德秋水全集, 12 vols. 東京 : 日本図書センター, 昭和 [1968-1972]

New Serials Subscriptions


Han yu shi jie (汉语世界) = The World of Chinese (this is a bilingual journal)
Nan fang zhou mo (南方周末)
Zhongguo shang wu nian jian (中国商务年鉴)
Zhongguo jing ji mao yi nian jian (中国经济贸易年鉴)


Hikaku Bungaku Kenkyu (比較文学研究)
Inpakushon (インパクション)
Rekishi tokuhon (歴史読本)
Sapio (サピオ?)


Hangyore 21 (한겨레 21)= Weekly news magazine
Munhwa yesul (문화예술) This is a re-instate.
Wolgan inmul kwa sasang (월간인물과사상)

Display Cases

There is currently a display of Chinese and Japanese rare books outside room E851 on the 8th floor of the Research Collection. Please let me know if you want to do a display for your classes, and we can work on the details. 

Services and Projects in the Library

Scholarly Communication

The first project of Scholarly Communication is IUScholarWorks:
IUScholarWorks continues to serve as a repository for the work of individual faculty members. It is a set of services from the IU Libraries and Digital Library Program to make the work of IU scholars freely available while insuring that these resources are preserved and organized for the future.

Circulation of Periodicals in ALF

In order to provide the best service to our users, the Library has changed the circulation status of most periodicals in the ALF to NORMAL. This means that most of the periodicals in ALF (except Lilly or Archives holdings in the ALF, or pre-1821 publications) can now be circulated in the same way as monographs.

VPN installation

This will configure your computer to connect to the IU network from an off-campus or wireless network connection.

  • At your home computer, go to IUware at
  • Select "Networking" at the right column
  • Select VPN Installers
  • Select Windows XP VPN Installer for IUB
  • Click on "download"

A Quick Guide on the Selection of East Asian Fonts on Windows XP:

For example, to use Chinese language settings in Windows XP in the Student Technology Centers (STCs), follow these steps:

  • From the Start menu, choose Settings, then open the Control Panel. From the Control Panel, choose Date, Time, Language & Regional options, then Regional and Language Options.
  • In the box that appears, choose the Languages tab, and under "Text services and input languages", click Details... .
  • Next to the " Installed services" section, click the Add... button. From the drop-down menu, select Chinese (PRC) and then check the Keyboard Layout/IME checkbox and select Chinese Simplified—Quanpin or Chinese Simplified –Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0. This installs the Microsoft version of the IME (Input Method Editor). Click OK

The steps for selecting Japanese and Korean are similar to that of Chinese, and more straightforward.