Members & Advisors
Keiko Yokota-CarterUniversity of Michigan
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
Azusa TanakaWashington University in St. Louis
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.
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 earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear power plant disasters of March, 2011 have 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. Due consideration is being given to best practices which will inform future endeavors. When collection development has become stremlined we will use this knowledge to begin coordinating monograph 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.
Journal collaborative collection development will begin when we have established best-practices for our Newspaper Preservation Project.