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Mission and Goals

The North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Libraires is pleased to offer the Next Generation Japanese Studies Librarian Workshop on March 16 and 17, 2020. The last librarian training program, the Junior Japanese Studies Librarian Training Workshop, was held in March 2012 in Toronto.

The objective of the Next Generation Japanese Studies Librarian Workshop is to address the training needs of:

  • librarians who have entered the workforce in the past few years
  • those who are not fluent in Japanese language but are responsible for Japanese materials
  • and those who have not had formal librarian training.

It will concentrate on core areas of librarianship such as:

  • Collection development
  • Cataloging/metadata creation
  • Issues of access that include ILL/DD
  • Access to minor institutions’ collections
  • Content curation platforms.

The sessions were developed to combine traditional aspects of librarianship while incorporating recent trends and approaches resulting from ongoing technological changes:

  • Collection development will focus on electronic books
  • Cataloging will focus on creation of metadata for scholarly projects
  • Tools for automating workflows. In addition, a half-day hands-on session will be devoted to content curation platform.

The NCC would like to thank the Toshiba International Foundation, the Northeast Asia Council, and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies for their generous support in making this workshop possible!

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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