IV-13. “Collaborative Research for the Long-term Acquisition and Practical Use of Resources on Southeast Asia” (H25 FY2013)

  • Project Leader : Yano Masataka (The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics)
  • Collaborators : Ishii Michiko (Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Library)
  • : Oono Mikiko (Kyoto University, Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
  • : Kato Satsuki (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Library)
  • : Kitani Kimiya (Kyoto University, Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
  • : Kitamura Yumi (Kyoto University Library, Research and Development Laboratory)
  • : Takahashi Muneo (Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Library)
  • : Tada Tsuyoshi (Osaka University, Minoh Campus Library Services Division)

Outline of Research

The aim of this project is to develop a more effective and systematic infrastracture to facilitate the collection and development on Southeast Asian studies related resources by enriching the outcome of our previous projects such as “Periodical Publications in Contemporary Southeast Asia” and Southeast Asian Periodicals Database [http://www.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/info/db/sealib/?lang=en].

In this collaborative research, we will first update the data set and conduct further research on the current condition of online resources. This aims to strengthen the infrastructure to accumulate the information on Southeast Asia, in both paper and digital media.


There are 2 main tasks in this collaborative research.
1. To obtain and share accurate information on resources essential for Southeast Asian studies.
We will closely examine and enrich the online database “Southeast Asian Periodicals Database,” which consists of bibliographic and holding information of core journals, newspapers, and gazettes in Southeast Asia.

2. To obtain current information on how regional information is digitalized and publicly accessible on web space in Southeast Asia

Recently, resources about Southeast Asia have been digitized in non-Southeast Asian countries as well as home countries, however the condition varies depending on the contry or the subject. It is essential for us to conduct a basic research on the trend of digitization for each country on various subjects.

Through these tasks, we will create a more reliable basis for long-term use of these resources in addition to obtaining basic information for collaborative acquisition of these resources among libraries in Japan.

Newspapers in Southeast Asia

Periodical publications in Contemporary Southeast Asia