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Cataloging Tools and Resources

Other Applied Rules

Rules for "Yomi" (different ways of reading Kanji characters)

The NDL has the rules for "Yomi" to create bibliographic records.

Policy for Cataloging Offline Electronic Publications

The National Diet Library Law was amended in April 2000, so that the NDL began to acquire offline electronic publications according to its legal deposit system in October 2000. The NDL has formulated a policy to catalog them efficiently.

Change in the Scope of Materials Cataloged as Serials

The NDL changed the scope of materials cataloged as serials in January 2003, in terms of the frequency of publication and their type.

Standards for Choosing Periodicals for the Japanese Periodicals Index and Standards for Indexing Articles for the Japanese Periodicals Index

The NDL has the guidelines for choosing what sort of periodicals and of articles carried in them to index for the Japanese Periodicals Index.

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