Various organizations have been creating photographic archives, but photographs innately have little written information, and that creates various problems such as difficulty of indentifying subjects of the photographs, and the preservation conditions of photographs varies widely between material groups. Considering from these perspectives, when analyzing history, folklores, folkways, societies and such, it is ideal to have the background, original order, sorting method and its process, informatization method, its process and basis as 'profiles', and refer them in the process of analyzing. This study proposed a method of storing information necessary for analyses in 'research profiles' by using the digital book format.
The museums have their own cultural and intellectual resource and a huge amount of information. Past studies have mainly examined how to organize documentation of those materials. In recent years, it is critical to enhance collaboration between museums and regions. In order to improve their activity, it is important that how historical materials in museum can be used is discussed. In this paper I would like to examine in which ways we can use information about local history held in museums for collaborating with regions.
The following papers are from a Symposium held during the 26th Annual Conference of Japan Art Documentation Society (JADS) at the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, on June 6, 2015. Speakers were: KAWAGUCHI Masako, Head, Research Library, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo; Jasper J.J. ANDRIESSEN, Former Librarian of the Netherlands Institute for Art History; TANAKA Atsushi, Deputy Director General, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo; SARAI Mai, Senior Researcher, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo; MABUCHI Akiko, President, Independent Administrative Institution national Museum of Art / Director-General, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (keynote speech).