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 was funded continuously from 1992 until 2018 by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission. For 25 years, the MVS Project helped to build a national collection of unique and expensive Japanese research materials circulating throughout the United States. MVS also received supplemental support from Japan Publications Trading Company, Ltd. (JPT).
MVS offered 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 had to be in demand by users and made available through ILL, elsewhere in the US. The MVS committee considered 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. All titles funded by MVS were added to the MVS Database, each with a link to the OPAC record of the holding institution.
MVS助成金プログラムは、 日本語図書資料の購入援助として北米の大学図書館へ支給される助成金プログラムでした。 当プログラムを通して、北米における日本研究を支援することを目的としました。
Click on the pin to find the name of awarded institution, the number of funded titles, and the year of awards.You can aslo search by institution name from search box and zoom in or out to find the pin on the map.
The number of MVS titles awarded for the years from 1993 to 2013 and the award amounts in yen for the last ten years, 2002-2013.
Format & type of the MVS titles awarded in each year from1993 to 2013.
The national MVS collection is comprised of 27% book (in blue), 24% reprint (in orange), 38% microform (microfilm in grey and microfiche in yellow), 1% map, 3% journal, 4% A/V, and 3%CD/DVD as of June 2013.