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Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources
The National Museum of Japanese History
Ayako Shibutani, Junko Uchida, Makoto Goto, Masashi Amano, Norio Togiya, Takayuki Ako, Tsutomu Saito, Yoshihiro Okada, Wei Shi, Kosuke Kaneko, and Yuta Hashimoto
The ISCRR project approaches Japanese historical resources from the perspective of interdisciplinary studies in the humanities and sciences using information infrastructure. It mainly aims to advance the state of research on historical studies in Japan. By classifying various cultural and research materials into time periods, regions, and research fields, analysis with an interdisciplinary scope can lead to more advanced sharing infrastructure and additional cooperative studies. To apply research results from different fields to digital networks effectively, project members were divided into three research groups: the unit for digital humanities, unit for cooperation in different fields, and unit for regional cooperation and education.
This project emphasizes collaboration with relevant local and international institutes. Cooperative studies with universities and the renovation of a digital network through collaboration with institutes will enable the backup of resource information in case of a disaster, thus supporting infrastructure. Moreover, this project is developing an English translation of available resource information and creating an environment that will enable access to resources in Japan.