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Image Use Protocol: 2008 Tokyo Conference

Best practices for locating and using Japanese visual images for teaching, research, and publications

2008 Tokyo Conference

In June 2008, we brought the members of the Image Use Protocol (IUP) Task Force and other concerned people together in a day-long conference in Tokyo, "Japanese Images: Using Them to Support Japan Studies Internationally," held at the International House of Japan with the support of Toshiba International Foundation, the Japan Foundation, Harvard University's Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and the Shibusawa Foundation. The conference included both a public session in which American scholars in fields from history to anthropology described their experiences acquiring and using Japanese images in researching and teaching and a closed session in which professionals from a range of Japanese stakeholders including major museums, publishers, and publishing associations talked with IUP representatives about differences in Japanese and American copyright laws and the best practices for seeking permission from Japanese image rights holders.

The following funders enabled NCC’s IUP Task Force to carry out their mission. Toshiba International Foundation, Japan Foundation, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation, the Japan-US Friendship Commission, the University of Toronto Libraries, and International House of Japan Library. The Japan-US Friendship Commission’s generous ongoing support of NCC staff makes this and all other NCC programs possible. In addition many individuals in Japan and the US gave enormously of their time and expertise. Thank you to all!

Read an article about the Conference by Lynne E. Riggs in a SWET Newsletter.

IUP Funders

The following funders enabled NCC’s IUP Task Force to carry out its mission. Toshiba International Foundation, Japan Foundation, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation, the Japan-US Friendship Commission, the University of Toronto Libraries, and International House of Japan Library. The Japan-US Friendship Commission’s generous ongoing support of NCC staff makes this and all other NCC programs possible.

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North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources
北米日本研究資料調整協議会
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