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2020 NCC Virtual Open Meeting Presentations: Home


Since NCC's 25th anniversary, which was celebrated in 2018, we have been gathering feedback from our various constituencies, and we have created several new initiatives. Our Virtual Open Meeting provides updates on these new initiatives and programs, including the Comprehensive Digitization and Discoverability Program (NCC-CDDP) and Outreach Working Group (OWG). 

Presentation Agenda: 

NCC Updates and Initiatives 

Tara McGowan (NCC Executive Director, Princeton University)


Report of NCC Outreach Working Group Survey 

Tsuyoshi Harada (Japanese Studies Librarian, University of Iowa) - 

Kana Jenkins (Curator, University of Maryland) -


Report of NCC Comprehensive Digitization and Discoverability Program (CDDP) Survey 

Regan Murphy Kao (Japanese Studies Librarian, Stanford University) -  


Opening the Black Box: A behind the scenes look at the digitization of the University of Illinois' Hōrai no makimono 

Steve W. Witt (Director of Global Studies, Head of the International and Area Studies Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 


Making a Resource More Usable after Digitization: The case of Kadenshū Manuscripts Held by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley 

Toshie Marra (Librarian for Japanese Collection, University of California, Berkeley) - 

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Q & A:

Please send your questions via email directly to individual presenters or to Haruko Nakamura ( ).  With your permission, we will post the Q & A for each of the presentations on the NCC Website. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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