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National Diet Library Newsletter

No. 214, October 2017

NDL-OPAC will be replaced by a new service in January 2018

The National Diet Library will shut down its Online Public Access Catalog (NDL-OPAC) at the end of December 2017 and implement a new search and request service in January 2018.

Information on how to use the new service, service interruptions, and other notifications related to the switchover will be made available on the NDL website.

About the new services

The NDL will discontinue its present NDL-OPAC service when it launches a new National Diet Library Online Search and Request Service (NDL Online) this coming January. NDL Online will provide users with greater convenience when searching for library materials or requesting library services. In addition, a new National Diet Library Bibliographic Records Service (NDL-Bib) for downloading bibliographic data will also be launched at the same time.

These two services replace the former NDL-OPAC system and each will operate on exclusive servers.

1. NDL Online

The NDL Online is a new service from the National Diet Library, replacing the NDL-OPAC. NDL Online features an intuitive interface. For details, refer to the NDL website.

<<Image: NDL Online top page (under development)>>

Just like the current NDL-OPAC system, the new NDL Online system will have a My List function that enables patrons to save a list of retrieved bibliographic information. Data from the NDL-OPAC My List, however, will not be migrated to the NDL Online system. We apologize for the inconvenience, but you will have to start a new list using the NDL Online My List function.

2. National Diet Library Bibliographic Records Service (NDL-Bib)

The NDL-Bib enables patrons to download bibliographic information created by the National Diet Library. For details, refer to the NDL website.

<<Advanced Search (under development)>>

Notice of interruption of services

We anticipate that there could be some interruption of our online services. Notification of services interruptions will be posted on the NDL website.

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