Databases

Databases

The books and databases purchased by TIPRC are supplemented by the collections of NTU Library. The cooperation between the two enables readers to gain access to books,  electronic journals, e-books and database platforms.

 

1. Taiwan Academic Institutional Repository (open access)

Taiwan Academic Institutional Repository (TAIR) gathers the research from 105 academic institutions in Taiwan in the form of metadata, which includes journals, conference papers, research reports, etc. Readers can browse, use full-text search or advanced search to look for the resource they want, and each search result could be linked back to the source institution.

2. National Taiwan University Web Archiving System (open access)

NTU Web Archiving System preserves the historical records of websites to deal with the ephemeral characteristics of web resources. The sub-category “indigenous peoples” is under the category “ethnic groups”.

3. National Taiwan University Library Open Access E-books (open access)

This system was developed by National Taiwan University Library, in which collects up to 24 thousand e-books. All the resources are either open access e-books or grey documents such as symposium, research report, annual report, government resource, dissertation, etc.

4. Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Journals and Dissertation Database (access restricted to NTU Library and TIPRC's internet domain only)

The archived resources here are mainly Japanese documents published during 1895 to 1945, which record early Taiwan indigenous peoples' culture, life and their situation. There are more than 30 Japanese journals archived in this database, including some prestigious journals such as The Journal of the Anthropological Society of Tokyo, Nanpō dôzôku and The Ethnographical Journal of South-Eastern Asia and Oceania. And it also includes the works of renowned scholars during Japanese Period like Torii Ryuzo, Kanori Ino, Mori Ushinosuke, Koizumi Tetsu, Ogawa Naoyoshi, Utsurikawa Nenozo, Miyamoto Nobuto, Okada Yuzuru, Furuno Kiyoto and Tadao Kano.

5. The Study Resource of Taiwan Indigenous Peoples (access restricted to NTU Library and TIPRC's internet domain only)

This database introduces indigenous costumes, rituals, architecture, crafts, agriculture, hunting practices and daily life by presenting the following information by categories: exploration of ethnic groups, historical perceptions, cultural display, videos, pictures, chronology of important events, and culture encyclopedia. There are nearly 1,300 images, 300 videos that amount to over 10 hours of length, 600 indigenous dialect recordings and 15,000 word definitions.

6. Sabin Americana (access restricted to NTU Library and TIPRC's internet domain only)

This database consists of resources dating from the late fifteenth century after the Europeans landed in America to the early twentieth century (1500-1926). Its geographical scope covers America, North and South Poles and West Indies.
Its resources are crucial publications from the U.S and other countries. The themes includes politics, society and culture and also deals with military activities, Native Americans, slavery and the later emancipation movement.

7. Sun (CD-ROM Database, usage limited within TIPRC)

Sun is a Japanese Journal published from January, 1895 to February, 1928. It focuses on politics, economics, society, (colonial) industry history, geography, natural sciences, arts and family life in Japan during that period of time.

8. The Manuscripts of Kanori Ino (open access)

National Taiwan University Library digitized the collections of Kanori Ino's Manuscripts during the first phase of the National Digital Archives Program, Taiwan Cultural Literature Digital Archives Program (2002-2006).
Kanori Ino (1867~1925) was a pioneer scholar in the field of Taiwan study. Early after the beginning of Japanese government took control over Taiwan in 1895, Ino was commissioned to conduct anthropological research of Taiwan. He was the first person who proposed Taiwan indigenous peoples classification, and he dedicated himself to anthropology study and field work, leaving many investigation notes behind. He also contributed to the compilation of Taiwan's history led by the office of the General Governor.
He left posterity abundant research collections which are essential to understanding Taiwan during the Japanese occupation. His study is a celebrated contribution to the study of Taiwanese history and the indigenous peoples on this island.

9. The Yasusada Tashiro Collection (open access)

National Taiwan University Library digitized the collections of Yasusada Tashiro's Collection during the first phase of the National Digital Archives Program, Taiwan Cultural Literature Digital Archives Program (2007-2012).
Tashiro Antei was a Japanese technician specializing in botany who worked for the Taiwan Sotokufu (General Governor Office). During the early years of the Japanese occupation, he has begun researches on Taiwan's flora and left many of his studies behind.
He is acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of plant research in Taiwan, and the Yasusada Tashiro Collection preserves many of his manuscripts and collections. These manuscripts contain first-hand information of his field-work investigations primarily from Taiwan and Ryukyu. And they are the only original works from him.

10. Documents of Governing Taiwanese Tribes during Meiji and Taisho Period (access restricted to NTU Library and TIPRC's internet domain only)

In the early stage of Japanese Occupation of Taiwan, Japanese government adapted mild policy toward Taiwan indigenous peoples. Later on the policy tuned out to be more aggressive and well-planned. This database is based on Documents on Governing Taiwanese Tribes published by the Sotofuku Police Department and the database rearranges the events related to Taiwan indigenous people during this thirty-year span. Readers can browse the documents by year and title, each search result links to the full-text.

11. Database of the Temporary Investigation of Taiwan Customs: An Overall Investigation of Indigenous Traditions (access restricted to NTU Library and TIPRC's internet domain only)

1901, Taiwan General Governor planned to investigate their new colony Taiwan's tradition and customs, therefore, the Temporary Investigation of Taiwan Customs Group was established in 1909. It had recorded Taiwan indigenous peoples' life, culture, society organization and other customs during ten years since its establishment. And it published 27 books as the investigation report. It is a detailed investigation report which did not only serve as reference for policy makers but also contribute to further study of contemporary anthropology and indigenous traditional customs.

12. Torii Ryūzō E-books (access restricted to NTU Library and TIPRC's internet domain only)

Torii Ryūzō is anthropologist, archaeologist and ethnologist during Japanese Meiji, Taisho and Showa period. He conducts research in several places including Japanese islands, Liaodong Peninsula and Southeast of China. Torii had been to Taiwan four times to carry out field research and used camera to take records, which have become very precious records of Taiwan indigenous peoples.

13. Formosan Aboriginal Collections (open access)

This website is the project result of National Taiwan Museum Digitizing Project, which was achieved in three different stages. The goal of this project is to digitalize the collections of National Taiwan Museum in order to give scholars and general publics the access to this important cultural heritage.

14. The Digital Music Archive Project for Taiwanese Indigenous People (open access)

This project belongs to Ministry of Science and Technology and it was applied by Chien Shan-Hua, professor of Department of Music at National Taiwan Normal University. From 2007 to 2009, the project group cooperated with local elders and culture workers, recorded about 600 songs of Paiwan, Pancagh, Rukai and Tao groups. The project also presents the process of all their works from field work study, lyrics translation, data transfer, music arrangement to the setup of metadata. The project was carried out with the hope to promote the research and archive of Taiwan indigenous music to transfer it into a sustainable cultural property.

15. Taiwan Indigenous Digital Archives of Database (open access)

Taiwan Indigenous Digital Archives of Database is a project result of The National Project of Digital Archives. It was based on The Data of Taiwan Indigenous Peoples and it hopes to provide a platform for convenient exchange of information and resources by digitalizing and categorizing different resources within the database. Now the database contains ten categories: artifact, image, audio file, video, map, ancient trail, community, people and document.

16. Database of Taiwan Indigenous Audio-Visual Materials (access restricted to NTU Library and TIPRC's internet domain only)

Database of Taiwan Indigenous Audio-Visual Materials introduces traditional craft art and its process as well as festivals and rituals from different indigenous groups. It aims at providing a local educational perspective to provoke discussion on culture and life of different groups as well as how that help shape their uniqueness as their cultural presentation