North China Railway Archive: the construction of research database of photographs for publicity activities during the Second Sino-Japanese War and its societal impacts

“North China Railway Archive” is a research database released after digitizing “North China Railway Photograph” collection, organizing it by adding metadata, and designing a system for photographic archives. This manuscript describes the story about the discovery of this photograph collection, the characteristics of the photographs, technical challenges to build a research database, and finally summarizes responses from the society on the release of the archive.

Citation

Asanobu KITAMOTO, Yoko NISHIMURA, Toshihiko KISHI, Yoshihiro ISHIKAWA, "North China Railway Archive: the construction of research database of photographs for publicity activities during the Second Sino-Japanese War and its societal impacts", Technical Report of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan), Vol. 2019-CH-121, No. 12, pp. 1-8, 2019-8 (Invited) (in Japanese)

BibTeX Format

      @InProceedings{ sigch19c,
      author = {Asanobu KITAMOTO and Yoko NISHIMURA and Toshihiko KISHI and Yoshihiro ISHIKAWA},
      title = {North China Railway Archive: the construction of research database of photographs for publicity activities during the Second Sino-Japanese War and its societal impacts},
      booktitle = {Technical Report of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan)},
      volume = {2019-CH-121},
      number = {12},
      pages = {1-8},
      year = 2019,
      month = 8,
      note = { (in Japanese)},
      }
    

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