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Strengthening North American cooperation in collection development

Purpose / Mission

 
To strengthen local and regional cooperative collection development, to help maintain comprehensive North American holdings, and to better enable institutions to refine their local collections.

Members & Advisors

Members
 
Tokiko Y. Bazzell
University
of Hawaii at Manoa
 
The Ohio State University 
 
University of California, Berkeley
 
University of Oregon
 
Harvard University
 
Cameron Penwell
Library of Congress
 
University of Michigan 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Notable Collections of Japanese collection

Notable Japanese Collections in North America

The purpose of this list is to develop a comprehensive list of notable Japanese Studies collections held in North American libraries, including print materials, collections that are accessible electronically, and unprocessed or partially processed collections. The completed list will provide librarians and researchers with information about the rich Japanese Studies resources available to them both in print and digitally in North American libraries.

We still accept new survey entries to add this list.

Please contact Kevin McDowell for questions about this survey.  kevinmc  (at) uoregon (dott)  edu

 

Purpose / Mission & Projects Under Consideration

 Newspapers
 
The NCC Cooperative Collection Development Working Group helps coordinate preservation and acquisition of Japanese newspapers throughout academic institutions of North America. By coordinating efforts nationally, libraries avoid duplication of work while saving time and resources and ensuring the availability of scholarly materials.
 
The working group determined that although Japanese institutions are also collecting and archiving Japanese newspapers, access to them cannot always be guaranteed. The lengthy suspension of services from sources in Japan following the earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear power plant disasters of March, 2011, highlighted the need to ensure that copies of these materials are available from outside Japan.
 
The group is currently deciding which institutions will collect which newspapers. Resources will be shared by offering a copy of the item requested via ILL.
  
 
Monographs
 

Identifying the strong subject areas of each Japanese collection in North America and coordinating access to them is another project of CCWG.

 
The purpose of this project is to 1) understand the core/non-core subject areas existing in North America; 2) avoid unnecessary duplicates and start focusing on under-collected subjects; 3) use limited budgets more efficiently by sharing resources through cooperative collection development in North America.
 
Future Project
 
Journals
 
Journal collaborative collection development will begin when we have established best-practices for our Newspaper Preservation Project.

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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