Overview of ERDB-JP

ERDB-JP is an open knowledge base that cumulates data on e-journals and e-books published in Japan, and is built in collaboration with partners.

〈The Benefits of ERDB-JP〉

Increases access numbers to academic resources
that academic societies, publishers and universities publish on line
The data registered on ERDB-JP will be shared and used in many libraries and databases in the world, and thus it heightens their international visibility.
Helps university libraries:
- to improve the access environment of e-resources for their users
The data registered on ERDB-JP can be exported to create a list of journals, or can be imported to a library system to be used on OPAC search.
It can also be used on discovery services or link resolvers, which helps to improve the usage environment for users.
- to disseminate their own publications to the world
The publishing entities can register, modify or delete data on ERDB-JP by themselves, allowing them to provide timely and high quality data to their own users as well as other worldwide users.
Allows knowledge-base vendors (both commercial and non-commercial)
to obtain highly reliable and exhaustive data on e-resources published in Japan
By utilising data exported from ERDB-JP on a knowledge-base, it helps to improve the quality of the knowledge-base and to expand its contents.

〈Background of the Establishment of ERDB-JP〉
 The rapid increase of e-resource titles has made it difficult for university libraries to grasp their information. This means it is becoming a major challenge for university libraries to manage these data. Currently, many university libraries are hardly able to grasp the data on domestic e-resources (particularly those of non-package titles other than J-STAGE or NII-ELS). As a result, both Japanese and foreign academic institutions, including university libraries, have not been able to navigate domestic e-resources to their users appropriately. Moreover, by attempting to deal with this issue, inefficiencies have been caused as each institution has ended up replicating similar data.
 It is from the point of view of sharing data related to e-resources that ERDB Project was launched, and as a result, ERDB-JP was subsequently established.