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Newsletter XVIIII August 2013

Please visit the East Asian Collection webpage where you will find library information and resources related to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean studies. If you have any ideas or comments related to the Collection, feel free to contact Wen-ling Liu (

Library Updates

  • Construction of the Scholars' Commons

  • The construction of the Scholars. Commons, which will be located on the first floor of the East Tower, is scheduled to start in October and will take nine months to one year. The Circulation Services on Document Delivery Services, Request Delivery, and ALF items are now on the 2nd floor of the East Tower, in the left corner after getting off from the elevator. There will still remain a small, one-person Circulation Desk on the first floor as long as possible.

    The West Tower reference desk will become the main service point for the Reference Services Department. Public photocopiers will be relocated to the second floor of the East Tower.

    The "New Books" shelves of the East Tower will be emptied, and this service will be suspended during the renovation

  • Graduate Commons

  • The Graduate Commons, located on the 8th floor behind the elevators, is open now. It offers graduate students dedicated study spaces with wireless power and a quiet environment. Using a card-swipe entry, it requires a valid IU Bloomington graduate student ID card. Please visit the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the East Tower if you are unable to access to the room with a valid graduate student ID card.

Fall 2013 Library Instruction

  • Orientation Session for the East Asian Collection: This is for users who are new to the IUB East Asian Collection. This session introduces resources and services related to East Asian studies on the Bloomington campus.

    Friday, October 4, 11:30-12:30, Wells Library, Room E252 (East Tower, 2nd floor)

  • Exploring Electronic Resources in Chinese Studies: This session introduces electronic databases and Internet resources available for research in Chinese studies with focus on Duxiu 读秀, China Data Online, Scripta Sinica, and databases associated with China Academic Journals.

    Wednesday October 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wells Library, Room E252 (East Tower, 2nd floor)

  • Featuring Electronic Resources in Korean Studies: This is an introduction session to demonstrate how to access and search the databases included in E-Korean Studies, DBpia, and KRpia.

    Thursday, October 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wells Library, Room E252 (East Tower, 2nd floor)

  • Accessing Electronic Resources in Japanese Studies: This session introduces electronic databases and Internet resources available for research in Japanese Studies with focus on Japanese e-books, Asahi Shinbun Kikuzo II, 聞蔵 II , and JapanKnowledge+.

    Friday, October 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wells Library, Room E252 (East Tower, 2nd floor)

To register, please go to "IUB Libraries Workshops ". Scroll down the page to find the sessions you wish to attend, then 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.

In addition to the above sessions, we offer individual sessions and tours. Special sessions are available to faculty members and graduate students who would like to include in-class instructions for the courses they are teaching.

New Database

Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949) = 民国时期期刊全文数据库 (1911-1949) The database contains around 10 million pieces of writing in over 20,000 different kinds of periodicals published from 1911 to 1949. It includes journals of all disciplines and subjects published at the time.

New Purchase

Hunchun fu du tong ya meng dang 琿春副都統衙門檔, 238 vols. = Collected documents of the Deputy Chief Office in Hunchun.
Guilin Shi: Guangxi shi fan da xue chu ban she 廣西師範大學出版社, 2006. Call number: O.C. DS797.59.H86 H86 2006 v. 1-238


Currently on display on the 8th floor are The Grotesque and Fantastical World of "Superflat," in front of the elevator, and books on Li Yishan 李義山 and ぶんじんが文人画.

Service Reminders