Japan: Databases Run by National Diet Library and 10 Other Institutions to be Unified on New Website
From The Japan Times:
The government plans to create a website to unify databases that are currently managed individually by affiliated institutions, officials said Tuesday.
It will enable people to easily search a wide variety of materials on the internet, ranging from books and cultural properties to video games, anime and television programs.
Eleven databases that are managed separately by institutions such as the National Diet Library, the National Museum of Art and the National Archives of Japan will be covered by the planned website.
It is hoped to have the website up and running for a trial operation in January.
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