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Top > What's New > News > The Digital Library from the Meiji Era (Kindai Digital Library) database has closed and integrated into the National Diet Library Digital Collections

2016-6-1 The Digital Library from the Meiji Era (Kindai Digital Library) database has closed and integrated into the National Diet Library Digital Collections

The National Diet Library announces that the Digital Library from the Meiji Era (Kindai Digital Library) database closed on May 31st, 2016. The Digital Library from the Meiji Era had been offering online access to digitized images of books and periodicals published after the mid-19th century. Digitized books and periodicals previously available from the Digital Library from the Meiji Era are available via the NDL Digital Collections (http://dl.ndl.go.jp/). Although the Digital Library from the Meiji Era database has closed, our staff will continue their work to make digitized images available online by solving copyright issues related to books published before 1945.

Thank you for your continued patronage of the Digital Library from the Meiji Era since its launch in 2002.

URLs to digital material in the Digital Library from the Meiji Era are redirected to identical material in the NDL Digital Collections and thus remain accessible. We recommend, however, that all links be revised to access the NDL Digital Collections directly, as shown below.

  • The old URL http://kindai.ndl.go.jp/ now redirects to http://dl.ndl.go.jp/.
  • Note: There is no need to revise subdirectories (info:ndljp/pid/XXXXXXX) in the URL.

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