National Diet Library

 

 

Name

-          in the national language(s) and script(s) : 国立国会図書館

-          in English : National Diet Library

 

Location/Address :

 

               1-10-1, Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8924 Japan

             Phone81-3-3581-2331

 

Web site:

http://www.ndl.go.jp/en/index.html

 

Contact: 

    autdata@ndl.go.jp

Acquisitions Administration and Bibliographic Control Division

Acquisitions and Bibliography Department

 

Short description of the institution:

Established in 1948, the National Diet Library (NDL) has achieved many results over some 60 years as an organization assisting the legislative activities of the National Diet and as the sole national library of Japan.

 

The NDL has two origins. One is the Imperial Library and the other is from the old parliament: the Library of the House of Peers and the Library of the House of Representatives.

 

As the only depository library in Japan, the NDL acquires all materials published in Japan, preserves them as national cultural heritage, and provides various types of bibliographic data. The NDL is also developing the digital library in which digital materials are available directly from the NDL website.

 

Short description of the authority data:

-          Authorities web site : http://id.ndl.go.jp/auth/ndla

-          Described entities:

o   Persons

o   Families

o   Corporate bodies

o   Geographical names

o   Uniform titles

o   Subjects (NDLSH)

o   Subdivisions

 

-          data provided in the authority records (in MARC 21)

o   Headings (1XX)

o   See from tracings (4XX)

o   See also tracings (5XX)

o   Notes (6XX)

o   Alternate graphic representations (880)

-          For details, see “JAPAN/MARC MARC 21 Format Manual”: http://www.ndl.go.jp/jp/library/data/pdf/JAPANMARC_MARC21manual_A.pdfData   

 

-          Number of records: [As of May 31, 2013]

o   Persons: 793,540

o   Families: 2,192

o   Corporate bodies: 185,815

o   Geographical names: 27,574

o   Uniform Titles: 4,020

o   Subjects (NDLSH): 102,660

o   Subdivisions: 324

 

 

Data provided to VIAF and number of records:

-          Authority records for

o   names of persons,

o   families,

o   corporate bodies,

o   geographical names,

o   uniform titles

 

-          Number of records: [As of May 31, 2013]

o   Persons: 793,540

o   Families: 2,192

o   Corporate bodies: 185,815

o   Geographical names: 27,574

o   Uniform Titles: 4,020

 

As of June 10, 2013, the NDL provided 1,013,478 records.