Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC): NCC Committees & Working Groups

NCC Committees

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (ILLDD) Committee

When academic libraries cooperate to provide research materials for their patrons, it is generally called Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and/or Document Delivery (DD) service. NCC’s ILL/DD Committee assists patrons looking specifically for Japanese-language materials from libraries in Japan.


Current Members

(Co-Chair) Setsuko Noguchi - Princeton University

(Co-Chair) Leila Smith - Harvard University

Margaret Ellington - Emory University

Lawrence Hamblin - Emory University

Tsuyoshi Harada - University of Iowa

Eiji Kuge - Harvard University

(Advisor) Peter Bae - Princeton University

(Advisor) Toshie Marra - University of California, Berkeley

Digital Resources Committee

NCC’s Digital Resources Committee (DRC) is a database and digital scholarship liaison and support group for North American libraries and their users. DRC works to facilitate better digital and electronic access to Japanese information and wider utilization of digital tools and electronic resources in traditional and digital scholarship on Japan.


Current Members

(Co-Chair) Yukari Sugiyama - Yale University

(Co-Chair) Ayako Yoshimura - University of Chicago

Katherine Matsuura - Harvard University

Ann Marie Davis - Ohio State University

Mitsutaka Nakamura - Washington University in St. Louis

(Advisor) Paula Curtis - Yale University

NCC Projects

Japan Art Catalog Project

Since 1995, the Japan Art Catalog Project (JAC) has facilitated access to Japanese art catalogs for art historians and the general public. The JAC Collection was established by ACE Japan (the Japan Association for Cultural Exchange) with the financial support of the Japan Foundation in collaboration with the NCC.


Current Members

Paula Gabbard - Columbia University

Reiko Yoshimura - JAC Asian Collection Center

Eri Taniguchi - The National Art Center, Tokyo

NCC Working Groups

Image Use Protocol (IUP) Working Group

The field of Japanese studies increasingly relies on visual images as tools for education in North America. The Image Use Protocol Working Group (IUPWG) endeavors to educate our community about the protocol for obtaining access to, and permission for using, visual images from Japan to strengthen Japanese studies in North America.


Current Members

(Chair) Fabiano Rocha - University of Toronto

Ryo Akama - Ritsumeikan University

Tokiko Bazzell - University of Hawaii, Manoa

Jack Howard - Royal Ontario Museum

Keiko Suzuki - Ristumeikan University

(Advisor) Akio Yasue - Gakushuin University

(Advisor) Izumi Koide - Shibusawa Ei'ichi Memorial Foundation

(Advisor) Rachelle Browne - Smithsonian Institution

(Advisor) Patricia Crosby - University of Hawaii Press

Outreach Working Group

NCC’s Outreach Working Group (OWG) supports faculty researchers and independent scholars of Japan, particularly those who are affiliated with small institutions or are otherwise without access to comprehensive Japanese library resources. OWG works to facilitate connections between these researchers and needed resources with partners in North America and Japan.


Current Members

(Co-Chair) Kuniko Yamada McVey - Harvard University

(Co-Chair) Cheryl Crowley - Emory University

Toshinori Egami - International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken), Kyoto

Tsuyoshi Harada - University of Iowa

Kana Jenkins - Gordon W. Prange Collection, University of Maryland

Ayako Yoshimura - University of Chicago

Librarian Professional Development Working Group

The Library Professional Development Working Group (LPDWG) coordinates continuing education and professional development activities for Japanese and East Asian studies librarians, who serve faculty, students, and other researchers in the field of Japanese Studies.


Current Members

(Co-Chair) Setsuko Noguchi - Princeton University

(Co-Chair) Fabiano Rocha - University of Toronto

Shirin Eshghi - University of British Columbia

Adam Lisbon - University of Colorado, Boulder

Ying Zhang - University of California, Irvine

(Advisor) Sachie Noguchi - Columbia University

NCC Working Groups

Cooperative Collections Development Working Group

NCC’s Cooperative Collections Development Working Group (CCDWG) endeavors to strengthen local and regional cooperative collection development, help maintain comprehensive North American holdings, and better enable institutions to refine their local collections.


Current Members

(Chair) Keiko Yokota Carter - University of Michigan

Tokiko Bazzell - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Kana Jenkins - Gordon W. Prange Collection, University of Maryland

Toshie Marra - University of California, Berkeley

Kuniko Yamada McVey - Harvard University

Kevin McDowell - University of Oregon

Regan Murphy Kao - Stanford University

Cameron Penwell - Library of Congress

(Advisor) Ann Marie L. Davis - The Ohio State University

Multimedia History Project Working Group

NCC has facilitated the growth of the Japan Studies field in North America for the past 25 years. The Multimedia History Project Working Group (MHPWG) is a Participatory Engagement Project, which involves the whole community in building a “multimedia” history of key people involved in NCC and the development of the Japan Studies field.


Current Members

Tara M. McGowan - Executive Director, NCC

Victoria Lyon Bestor - Former Executive Director, NCC

Tokiko Bazzell - Japan Studies Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Chiaki Sakai - Japan Studies Librarian, Columbia University


North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources
Copyright 2017
Contact the Webmaster