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Strengthening North American cooperation in collection development
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015 URL: http://guides.nccjapan.org/collectiondevelopment Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Members & Advisors


Keiko Yokota-Carter
University of Michigan
Tokiko Bazzell
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Shirin Eshghi
University of British Columbia

Toshie Marra
University of California, Berkeley
Kuniko McVey
Harvard University
Hiromi Shimamoto 
Library of Congress
Haruko Nakamura
Yale University
Setsuko Noguchi
Princeton University

Azusa Tanaka
University of Washington

Kristina Troost
Duke University

Purpose / Mission & Projects Under Consideration

Purpose / Mission
To strengthen local and regional cooperative collection development to help maintain comprehensive North American holdings and to better enable institutions to refine their local collections.

Ongoing Projects
The NCC Cooperative Collection Development Working Group helps coordinate preservation and acquisition of Japanese newspapers throughout the academic institutions of North America. By coordinating efforts nationally, libraries avoid duplication of work while saving time and resources and ensuring the availability of scholarly materials.
The working group determined that although Japanese institutions are also collecting and archiving Japanese newspapers, access to them cannot always be guaranteed. The lengthy supspension of services from sources in Japan following the earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear power plant disasters of March, 2011 highlighted the need to ensure that copies of these materials are available from outside Japan.
The group is currently deciding which institutions will collect which newspapers. Resources will be shared by offering a copy of the item requested via ILL.
The newspaper collection development project is the Collaborative Collection Development Working Group’s first project ongoing project.  
Collecting the strong subject areas of each Japanese collections in North America is another project of CCWG.
The purpose of this project is to 1) understand the core/non-core subject areas existing in North America; 2) avoid unnecessary duplicates and to start focusing on not well collected subjects; 3) use limited budgets more efficiently by sharing resources through cooperative collection development in North America.
Future Project
Journal collaborative collection development will begin when we have established best-practices for our Newspaper Preservation Project.
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