The C. V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley has recently registered to access to Rekishiteki Ongen (Rekion) (http://rekion.dl.ndl.go.jp/) the Japanese Historical Recordings Collection provided by the National Diet Library (NDL). Compiled by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) in cooperation with the NDL, this archive consists of over 48,000 digitized recordings from 1900-1950. With this registration, UC Berkeley faculty and students are now able to access any of the over 47,000 historical recordings marked as "Available only at the NDL/Rekion partner libraries" in the website on the dedicated public PC in the East Asian Library (please ask at the Circulation Desk for the dedicated PC and its ID/password for access). To use the Rekion collection at the Library, please bring your own headsets.
If you would like to see the list of all 48,000+ recordings offered at the Rekion website, click "Browse all recordings" link in "Browse by Title" box. Although the audio files cannot be downloaded, we still hope that the availability of these resources will assist your research in Japanese culture and history, music, and other subjects.
If you have any questions or comments on this resource, please contact Toshie Marra.
IPD: Incidence and Prevalence Database is the most efficient way to look at the world’s epidemiology data.
The database covers over 4,500 diseases, procedures, symptoms and other health issues for incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, comorbidity, treated or diagnosed rates, cost and much more. Updated monthly, all data are linked to the primary source. Sources include medical journals, trade journals, audits, on-line databases, registries, and market investment reports.
Our trial runs from February 2 through March 6, 2015.
Please send comments and feedback to Debbie Jan.
Updated on a continuous basis, Gideon is a great resource for global infectious diseases, including worldwide distribution, disease outbreak information, and surveys. The Infectious Diseases module has 5 sections: Diagnosis, Diseases, Travel, Drugs, and Vaccines. The Microbiology module covers Bacteria, Mycobacteria, and Yeasts. Content comes from peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts of major international meetings, and other gray literature.
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ERF Update - January 2015
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The Berg Fashion Library
The authority on world dress
The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. For a full list of content click here.
Students and scholars in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world.
The Berg Fashion Library will be updated at least three times a year.
Our trial runs from 23 January through 28 February 2015.
Send comments and feedback to Kathryn Wayne.