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A freely circulating collection of Japanese resources held in over 36 institutions nationally. Containing near 43,000 items in all fields of Japanese studies. Principally funded by the Japan-US Friendship Commission.
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What is MVS?

Library Resources Building Fund

   The NCC Multi-Volume Sets Grants Project (MVS) was created to further the cooperative development of Japanese language collections in the United States, and has been funded continuously since 1992 by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission building a national collection of unique and expensive Japanese research materials circulating throughout the United States. MVS also receives supplemental support from Japan Publications Trading Company, Ltd. (JPT).

   MVS makes grants for the purchase of expensive multi-volume sets of Japanese language materials (those costing more than 100,000 yen per set). To qualify materials must be in demand by users, and are not held and available through ILL, elsewhere in the US. The MVS committee considers each applicant institution's 1) areas of specialization, unique character, and collection development traditions; 2) research and teaching needs for requested sets; and 3) readiness to freely share the funded sets locally and nationally. See below for additional options. All titles funded by MVS are added to the MVS Database, each with a link to the OPAC record of the holding institution. 

  •  "Smaller Institutions": Since 2010 MVS has allocated 40% of each year’s funds to applications from institutions with annual Japanese language acquisitions budgets of less than $10,000 including monographs, serials, and digital resources. MVS encourages their library resources building efforts. (See for more details: Application criteria by budget size.)
  • "Faculty applicants": Faculty members at institutions without Japanese studies librarians may submit an application on behalf of their institution, meeting all criteria for MVS Application.
  • "Joint applications": Multiple institutions may submit a joint application for very expensive titles. Joint applications are especially encouraged for acquisition of sets costing 5,000,000 yen or more, and will, within the constraints of MVS funds, be given somewhat higher levels of support for meritorious applications.
  • "Thematic collections": A combination of Multi-Volume Sets, individually published titles, and related reference works on a theme that supports specific research and teaching purposes may be considered for funding. Institutions considering this option should discuss the suitability of their proposal in advance with the librarian co-chair of the MVS committee, who will confer with MVS faculty members, and possibly also relevant scholars in the field, as needed. The committee will determine the level of support (50% or 75% for standard and 80% for smaller institutions) based on the degree of uniqueness of the materials in the overall "collection proposal."  All materials in such proposed collections must comply with overall MVS guidelines for prompt cataloging and ILL circulation.
 

2013-2014 MVS Grants Awardees and Titles - 28 Titles Awarded to 12 Institutions

Institution

タイトル (出版社)

Title (Publisher)

Year

Vols

OCLC

Furman University

日本絵巻大成 (東京: 中央公論社) 正・続・続々編

Nihon emaki taisei (Chūō Kōronsha)

1979, 1981-85, 93-95 (Seihen: 27 v., Zokuhen: 20 v., Zokuzokuhen: 8 v.)

55 print v.

80%

University of Kentucky

日本陶磁全集 (東京: 中央公論社)

Nihon tōji zenshū (Chūō Kōronsha)

1975-1978 (30 v.)

30 print v.

80%

世界陶磁全集 (東京: 小学館)

Sekai tōji zenshū (Shōgakkan)

1975-1986 (23 v.)

23 print v.

80%

Vanderbilt University

七寺古逸経典研究叢書 (東京: 大東出版社)

Nanatsudera koitsu kyōten kenkyū sōsho (Daitō Shuppansha)

1994-2000 

6 print v.

31677953

新訂正倉院宝物. 染織 : 宮内庁蔵版 (東京: 朝日新聞社)

Shintei Shōsōin hōmotsu. Senshoku: Kunaichō zōban (Asahi Shinbunsha)

2000-2001 

2 print v.

80%

正倉院寳物: 宮内庁蔵版
(東京: 毎日新聞社)

Shōsōin hōmotsu: Kunaichō zōhan (Mainichi Shinbunsha)

1994-1997 (v. 1-8, 10 v)

9 print v.

80%

正倉院寳物: 宮内庁蔵版. 南倉 (東京: 朝日新聞社) ​増補改訂

Shōsōin hōmotsu: Kunaichō zōhan. Nansō (Asahi Shinbunsha) Zōho kaitei

1987-1989 (v. 3)

1 print v.

80%

Harvard University

弘法大師墨蹟聚集: 書の曼荼羅世界 (京都市: 弘法大師墨蹟聚集刊行)

Kōbō Daishi bokuseki shūshū: sho no mandara (Kōbō Daishi Bokuseki Shūshū Kankōkai)

1999-2002

22 print v. in 7 cases

75%

Indiana University

リプリント日本近代文学. 第1-5期 (東京: 国文学研究資料館; 東京: 発売平凡社)

Ripurinto Nihon kindai bungaku. Dai 1-5-ki. (Kokubungaku Kenkyū Shiryōkan; hatsubai Heibonsha)

2005-2009 (Dai 1-5-ki: 200 v.; excl. 9 v. of v. 1,  41-43, 61, 87, 111, 115, and 130)

191 print-on-demand v.

50%

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

南部藩家老席日誌 (近世諸家藩政文書集) (東京: 雄松堂フィルム出版)

Nanbu-han Karōseki Nisshi (Kinsei shoka hansei monjoshū) (Yūshōdō Firumu Shuppan)

1981

158 microfilm reels

75%

往来物分類集成 (近世近代教育資料集成; pt. 4) (東京: 雄松堂フィルム出版)

Ōraimono bunrui shūsei (Kinsei kindai kyoiku shiryō shūsei; pt. 4) (Yūshōdō Firumu Shuppan)

1988

66 microfilm reels

50%

University of California, Berkeley

明治期学術・言論雑誌集成: イギリス学系, ドイツ学系, 総合学術系 (東京: ナダ書房)

Meijiki gakujutsu genron zasshi shūsei: Igirisu gakukei, Doitsu gakukei, Sōgō gakujutsukei (Nada Shobō)

1986-87

70 microfilm reels

75%

植民地期台湾産業・経済関係史料マイクロ版集成 (東京: 丸善)

Shokuminchiki Taiwan sangyō keizai kankei shiryō maikuro-ban shūsei (Maruzen)

1999

51 microfilm reels

75%

東京大学経済学部所蔵戦時海運資料 (東京: 丸善)

Tōkyō Daigaku Keizai Gakubu shozō senji kaiun shiryō (Maruzen)

2007

57 microfilm reels

75%

University of Chicago

福島民報縮刷版 (福島市: 福島民報社)

Fukushima minpō: shukusatsuban (Fukushima Minpōsha)

2002-2011

111 CDs/DVDs

75%

海外視察団報告書: Productivity report (東京: 丸善)

Kaigai Shisatsudan hōkokusho: productivity report (Maruzen)

2004

10 CDRs

75%

臨床漢方病証学叢書 (大阪: オリエント出版)

Rinshō kanpō byōshōgaku sōsho (Oriento Shuppan)

1995

6 print v.

75%

臨床漢方診断学叢書 (大阪: オリエント出版)

Rinshō kanpō shindangaku sōsho (Oriento Shuppan)

1994-95

18 print v.

75%

貴司山治全日記: DVD版 (東京: 不二出版)

Kishi Yamaji zen nikki: DVD-ban (Fuji Shuppan)

2011

4 DVDs + 1 v. supple.

50%

労働事情. 1: 調査史資料 (東京大学社会科学研究所蔵「糸井文庫」シリーズ文書・図書資料編; 1 ) (東京: 近現代資料刊行会)

Rōdō jijō. 1: Chōsashi shiryō (Tōkyō Daigaku Shakai Kagaku Kenkyūjo shozō "Itoi Bunko" shirizu bunsho tosho shiryōhen; 1) (Kin-gendai Shiryō Kankōkai)

2010

19 print v. (18 v. + 1 v. supple.)

50%

University of Kansas

日本茶業史資料集成 (東京: 文生書院) originally published: 1871-1994

Nihon chagyōshi shiryō shūsei (Bunsei Shoin)

2003-2004

24 reprint v.

75%

東宝 (東京: 東宝発行所)

Tōhō (Tōhō Hakkōjo)

1934-1947 (nos. 1, 31-59, 61-81, 83-107, 110-125, 129)

93 back issues

75%

映画技術 (東京: 映画テレビ技術協会) (preceding title of: 映画テレビ技術, 1965-)

Eiga gijutsu (Nihon Eiga Terebi Gijutsu Kyōkai) (preceding title of: Eiga terebi gijutsu, 1965-)

1948-2001 (nos. 2-589)

531 back issues

75%

外地酒造史資料集 (外地調査資料叢書. 第1 部: 経済・統計資料; 第4 編) (東京: 文生書院) 1-4. 台湾酒専売史(1941); 5. 専売制度前の台湾の酒(1932); 6. 台湾酒類醸造法梗概: 臺灣ニ於ケル酒専賣ニ關スル調査(1932); 満州に於ける高梁酒醸造業(1930); 7. 朝鮮酒造史(1935)

Gaichi shuzōshi shiryōshū (Gaichi chōsa shiryō sōsho. Dai 1-bu: Keizai, tōkei shiryō; dai 4-hen) (Bunsei Shoin); 1-4. Taiwanshu senbaishi; 5. Senbai seido mae no Taiwan no sake; 6. Taiwan sakerui jōzōhō gaiyō: Taiwan ni okeru sake senbai ni kansuru chōsa; Manshū ni okeru kōryanshu jōzōgyō; 7. Chōsen shuzōshi

2009

7 reprint v.

50%

University of Minnesota

日本科学的管理史資料集. 第2集: 図書篇. 索引 (東京: 五山
堂書店) 復刻版

Nihon kagakuteki kanrishi shiryōshū. Dai 2-shū: Tosho-hen. Sakuin (Gozandō Shoten) Fukkokuban

1995-1997, 2001

13 print v. (12 v. + 1 index v.)

75%

日本窒素史への証言. [正], 続卷 (東京: 「日本窒素史への証言」編集委員会)

Nihon chissoshi e no shōgen. [Sei], zokkan ("Nihon Chissoshi e no Shōgen" Henshū Iinkai)

1977-1987; 1987-

45 print v. (30 v. + 15 v.) 

50%

University of Southern California

日本の石仏 (埼玉県飯能市: 日本石仏協会)

Nihon no sekibutsu (Saitama-ken Hanno-shi: Nihon Sekibutsu Kyokai)

1979-2011 (nos. 1-140)

140 back issues

03494460

University of Washington

古筆学大成 (東京: 講談社)

Kohitsugaku taisei (Kōdansha)

1989-1992 

30 print v.

50%

     

    Applying for 2013-2014 Multi-Volume Sets Grant Program

    MVS Grant Applications for 2013-2014

    • Duplicate *prescreening* deadline:   October 15, 2013  

    • MVS Grant application deadline:   December 20, 2013
                  Extended Deadline: January 10, 2014

    • Notification of MVS Awards:   March 1, 2014
    • Placing an order for the awarded MVS titles:   by April 1, 2014
    • Cataloging of the awarded MVS titles:   by June 30, 2014   

    Application Process

    Step 1. Submit the filled out application form for duplicate prescreening electronically as an email attachment with "MVS prescreening” in subject line by October 15, 2013.

    Step 2. Submit the completed grant application package (the filled out application form and required supporting documents) for the MVS Grant electronically as an email attachment by December 20, 2013 January 10, 2014.

    Qualified Materials and Institutions

     

    MVS Committee Members

    Committee Co-chairs

    Philip Brown, Professor
    Ohio State University

    Tomoko Bialock
    Japanese Studies Librarian
    University of Southern California
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    Committee Members

    Cheryl Crowley, Professor
    Emory University

    Daniel McKee
    Japanese Studies Librarian
    Cornell University

    Setsuko Noguchi
    Japanese Studies Librarian
    Princeton University

    Victoria Lyon Bestor
    NCC Executive Director (ex-officio)

    North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources
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