GAIHOZU Map Digital Archive

On-site browsing of “Gaihozu” is available at limited locations (see the Gaihozu Links), and these original maps are deteriorating as they are printed on acid paper. “Gaihozu Study Group Committee on the Creation of Digital Archive,” consisting of researchers and professionals at universities including Tohoku University, Kyoto University, Osaka University and Ochanomizu University, has been organized in order to protect and preserve Gaihozu and make them widely available. The Committee, thanks to the funding by 2005 and 2007 KAKENHI (Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results), has acquired the picture data of Gaihozu, has constructed digital archives along with the existing bibliographical index and has made the database publicly accessible on the web server operated by the Tohoku University Library. In the near future, we plan to create databases for the Gaihozu collection at Kyoto University and Ochanomizu University once additional funding is secured.
     The bibliographical information on this archive is essentially based on “the Bibliographical Index of the Gaihozu collection at Tohoku University” and the picture data are based on the Gaihozu preserved by the Institute of Geography, Department of Science, Tohoku University. After a series of organizational tasks by the faculty and students of the Institute, the “Index” was created and published thanks to the donations by the Institute’s Alumni Association and under the funding of 2002-2004 KAKENHI (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Professor Kobayashi Shigeru, Osaka University as representative). A lot of important information was provided to this project from the discussions of “Gaihozu Study Group” funded by the aforementioned research grants. In addition, the permissions granted by the Gifu Prefectural Library enabled us to create part of the bibliographical information and index maps on this archive. The National Diet Library also allowed us to provide information on its Gaihozu collection and the results of the cross-referencing for the collection maps.

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