Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Database Trial: Zhongguo jin dai bao kan zi liao ku

The Lawrence and Edwards campuses of the University of Kansas now have trial online access to the following databases, which can be accessed via the librariesNew Database Trials page at https://lib.ku.edu/new-database-trials.

Zhongguo jin dai bao kan zi liao ku 中國近代報刊資料庫 (Database of Modern Chinese Newspapers Series)
Trial expires: April 30, 2016
This database includes: Shen Pao 申報 (1872-1949), Central Daily News 中央日報 (1928-1949),  Taiwan Minpo 台灣民報系列 (1920-1932), Taiwan Nichi Nichi Shinpo 台灣日日新報 (1898-1944), Taiwan JiHo 台灣時報 (1898-1945), and Ta Kung Pao 大公報 (1902-1949). Taiwan Minpo 台灣民報系列 (1920-1932), Taiwan Nichi Nichi Shinpo 台灣日日新報 (1898-1944), and Taiwan JiHo 台灣時報 (1898-1945) were published by Taiwan Governor House during the Japanese occupation (1895-1945). This newspaper article database covers time period from the late Qing to the Republic period on politics, economy, religion, philosophy, humanity, customs, geology, culture, history, and literature, etc.. It is full-text searchable and view in downloadable PDF.

The following trial databases will expire at the end of February:

Han tang dian cang gu ji shu ju ku 瀚堂典藏古籍數據庫 (Hytung Chinese Classical Book Database)
     By Beijing shidai Han tang keji youxian gongsi. “HYTUNG search engine can process over 80000 different characters on a universal platform. The natural language search engine can search a string of characters within milliseconds from 30 Gigabyte UTF-32 full text materials. Meanwhile, all the data are processed within 20 million records or metadata, and the text and images in every record are associated with each other directly. It is very easy to review the text with the original book images contra-positively.”
            Trial expires: February 29, 2016

Han Tang jin dai bao kan shu ju ku 瀚堂近代報刊數據庫 (Hytung Chinese Old Periodicals Database
-   Database manages over 20,000 different kinds of newspapers and magazines printed in China from 1792 to 1949. The database is a full-text partly, and upgrades and expands periodically-about 0.3 billion Chinese characters of data will be merged into the database within 2016. By the end 2015, HYTUNG has collected over 17 million records, 1.8 million images, and 2.0 billion characters.
-      Trial expires: March 22, 2016

Zhongguo shu zi fang zhi ku 中国数字方志库 (China Digital Gazetteers database)
-    Includes full-text from more than 150,000 vols. of Chinese local history gazetteers published before 1949. Provided by 北京籍古軒圖書數字技術公司。
-     Trial expires: February 29, 2016
WiseSearch: Contemporary Media Database of Greater China
 - Wisers Information Limited is the world's leading provider of Greater China media and market intelligence solution with the largest licensed Chinese media database including newspaper, magazines, broadcasts, websites, social media, advertisements and cartoons. Provided by Wisers 慧科
- Trial expires: February 29, 2016

Please send your feedback to Vickie Doll (vdoll@ku.edu).

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