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Workshop on Archiving and Intellectual Property Issues: June 13, 2015 Meiji Gakuin University (tentative agenda)
Access Denied? - Experiences with Japanese Copyright Culture
Moderator: Andy Gordon
Morikawa Kaiichiro (Meiji University), Yanagi Yoshio (formerly of the National Diet Library), Oba Toshiyasu (Director, Digital Information Planning Division, National Diet Library), Kuniko Yamada-McVey (Harvard-Yenching Library)
The panel will focus on experiences with issues in copyright and archiving with materials from Japan; while the emphasis is on practical issues that archivists and librarians face today, the panel will also touch on issues such as the commons and issues concerning digitization.
Copyright, Copyleft – Theoretical Issues in Ownership and Appropriation
Moderator: Alex Zahlten
Kitano Keisuke (Ritsumeikan University), Ian Condry (MIT), Uesaki Ken (Keio University)
The panel will discuss theoretical and practical issues of the double movement of expansions of copyright law and its simultaneous dissolution. What do the (not-so) new cultures of appropriation promise – a new commons and new forms of participation, or a different form of exploitation? How do simultaneous attempts to strengthen copyright interact with the cultures of“fan production/labor” and remix culture? What is the role of technology, and what role does the new weight of economies play that feature different practices and legal regimes than those generally supported by U.S. and European corporations
Issues in Copyright, Visions for Production and Access
Moderator: Ted Bestor
Ueno Junko (The Association of Japanese Animation), Kozuka Souichirou (Expert in copyright law, Gakushuin University), Itoh Hiroyuki (CEO of Crypton Future Media, producers of Hatsune Miku)
The panel will address concrete visions and models for how cultural production and access to cultural texts functions now and will function in the future, with a focus on the context of Japan. The discussion will address issues in law as well as a variety of industry perspectives and future developments such as TPP, the political/economic constellation in East Asia, and what disruptions may have a positive effect for the future of access and participation.
All sessions are tentative at this time,
What We Do
The NCC's Digital Resources Committee (DRC) facilitates access to Japanese information for libraries and their users by serving as a liasion between the North American library community and Japanese database creators, publishers and the vendors of those resources; by educating libraries and users about current licensing options for Japanese databases; and by providing training in the navigation and use of such resources.
NOTE: The NCC's DRC cannot act as "go-between" for your library and a vendor to negotiate licensing, but we can help you better understand the licensing process and the database creators involved.
Purpose of this guide
This guide is a directory to digital resources vendors and agents in Japan prepared by the Digital Resources Committee (DRC) of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources, the NCC.
The guide lists major databases currently available and cross references by the key vendors of each database product.
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Digital Resources Committee
Shirin Eshghi, Japanese Language Librarian, The University of British Columbia
Molly Des Jardin, Japanese Studies Librarian, University of Pennsylvania
Mariko Honshuku, Librarian for Japanese Law, Harvard Law School
Haruko Nakamura (chair), Librarian for the Japanese Studies, Yale University Library
Fabiano Rocha, Japan Studies Librarian, University of Toronto
Chiaki Sakai, Japanese Studies Librarian, The University of Iowa