Anyone should be able to use their local public library (or even their school library if they offer ILL to their teachers!) to request materials from the UI Libraries. With our DVD collection, we do have a shorter loan period – about 2 weeks – but books can usually be lent longer. While we don’t charge any library in Iowa, sometimes public libraries do charge to cover the costs of shipping.
*** When requesting DVDs, please check the information on the Details screen carefully. Unless your classroom is equipped with region-free DVD player, you may not use some DVDs. Region 1 plays without any problem on regular American DVD players. Region all should play OK, too. If the DVD has region 2 code, you need a special player. ***
Did you know that the UI Libraries offer Community Borrower Card?
Please consult Circulation Guidelines and Loan Policies for Community Borrowers for details.
The International Programs at the University of Iowa loans cultural kits and flags to local K-12 schools.
Here is a list of cultural kits and K-12 Outreach info from the IP: http://international.uiowa.edu/connect/programs/k-12/kits
There are 4 different Japanese kits available.
The Consulate- General of Japan in Chicago also lends some cultural activities kits: http://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JIC/inqrsrc.html
Japanese Studies Librarians and/or East Asian Studies Librarians at other instutitions may have more guides useful for you. You can search other guides created by my fellow librarianst at http://libguides.com/.
This subject guides portal from the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources might be helpful, as well.
SmartSearch is the main tool for us to find resources in the UI Libraries. It will be upgraded in July, 2016 and renamed to InfoHawk+.
SmartSearch (or InfoHawk+) is capable of searching subscription base databases and our library catalog altogether. However, you probably do not have access to the contents of these subscription base databases unless you are in the library or on this campus. So to find books, print journals, and DVDs in our library, I recommend you to switch to Library Catalog mode first.
When using either SmartSerch or InfoHawk+, your search results will likely to contain resources both in Japanese and English. If you only want to see resources in English, with Englist subtitles, etc., please use the language facet.
We have several replicas of Japanese picture scrolls in our library. Most of them are minuature replicas. All the scrolls are accompanied by explanatory booklet in Japanese and English.
To find more scrolls, try seaching for "Emakimono shirīzu" or try Benridō and scroll(s) as your keywords. Benridō is a company in Kyoto who makes most of these replica scrolls in our collection.
If you'd like to know how to handle real Japanese scrolls, check out this online tutorial from the Freer and Sackler Gallery on YouTube: Safe Handling Practices for Japanese Handscrolls
24-volume set of "Nihon emakimono zenshū (Art Oversize-2 FOLIO ND1053 .N5)" can be also useful to look at more narrative painting scrolls. Text chiefly in Japanese, but summary and legends also in English.
Dai 1-ki to dai 3-ki. 50 DVDs. In Japanese, with optional Japanese subtitles and optional Japanese and English commentary.