Reports on Research Surveys by Year

August 6-14, 2011

The 3rd Survey of Materials in Leiden

Conducted by National Institute of Japanese Literature (Suzuki, "Leiden Team A (Books)")

Location surveyed: Leiden University Libraries (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Participants: Jun Suzuki (NIJL), Ryo Ishikawa (Otsuma Women’s University), Kenichi Kamisaku (NIJL), Fusako Kaneda (Seisen University, adjunct), Satoshi Makino (NIJL, adjunct), Naoko Kamibayashi (University of Tokyo, graduate student)

A bibliographical survey was conducted of Siebold-related Japanese book artifacts in the Leiden University Libraries. To survey materials at Leiden University Libraries, a list of items to be inspected was sent in advance to the rare books curator P.N. Kuiper to request his assistance with arrangements with the rare books staff. The list of items to be inspected was produced following the same steps as during the previous survey, with a total of 128 catalog numbers (158 items) listed.

The survey proceeded even more smoothly than expected, enabling the team to request and survey an additional 58 catalog numbers (80 items). As before, the rare books staff was very accommodating during the survey.