Attention: The NDL will shut down part of its E-learning courses and “Training Programs for Librarians” website

The National Diet Library, Japan (NDL) will shut down its E-learning courses which require registration and the “Training Programs for Librarians” website.
Those who have registered for the courses before December 15, 2017 can access them until February 28, 2018.
The courses which require registration will end on this day, as well as the issuing of certificates of completion. Some open courses will also end at the same time.
For details, please see the list at the end of this page.

After February 28, 2018, we will only provide open courses.
They will be available without registration via the NDL’s official YouTube channel. They will become accessible from smartphones and tablets, too.
New courses will be added in the future.

The “Training Programs for Librarians” website ( will end on March 31, 2018. A new website for “E-Learning/Remote training” will be released on the NDL website.

We will inform the date on which the open courses will start to be provided via YouTube and the URL of a new website on the NDL website “図書館へのお知らせ” ( and our email newsletter “図書館協力ニュース” (
 Both are only available in Japanese.
Please enjoy our new e-learning programs.

The courses that will end on February 28, 2018 are below.
Basic idea of preservation and conservation
Science and technology information – introduction –
Science and technology information - reports under grants-in-aid for scientific research, doctoral dissertations, and standards
How to research information on economy, trade and industry
Libraries and Copyright

The courses that will end on December 22, 2017 are below.
The use of Data of Japanese National Bibliography (JNB)

The courses that will end on March 31, 2018 are below.
Basic knowledge for digitization of materials
Various old Japanese books
Use of the Collaborative Reference Database System

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