Reports on Research Surveys by Year

February 26-March 4, 2012

The 4th 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), Jie Chen (NIJL), Kenichi Kamisaku (NIJL), Hidemasa Aoyama (Meisei University), 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 263 catalog numbers (326 items) listed.

The team completed surveying roughly 75%.