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Resource Sharing Committee: Welcome

Guides to locating and requesting Japanese-language materials held elsewhere, including libraries in Japan.

Announcement of the Committee name change

The NCC Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (ILL-DD) Committee would like to announce that, effective February 21st, we have decided to change our name to the "Resource Sharing Committee" to better reflect the committee’s function.

During the past few years, the Committee has been working on information sessions for the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries provided by the National Diet Library in Japan. However, this service does not technically belong to either Interlibrary Loan or Document Delivery and we are afraid that the name “ILL-DD Committee” may cause confusion to those who are not familiar with the service or the committee. It was also discussed that the phrases such as “Interlibrary Loan” or “Document Delivery” may not be widely understood by the general public outside our community.

We believe that our new name, Resource Sharing Committee, will more effectively communicate the raison d'être and activities of the committee. This name change will be soon reflected on our website and will always be used moving forward in subsequent communications.

We would like to thank those who have been involved in this process. The new committee welcome any questions or concerns regarding the new name change. 


Resource Sharing Committee, NCC

What we do

NCC’s Resource Sharing Committee assists patrons looking specifically for Japanese-language materials from libraries in Japan, including Interlibrary Loan and/or Document Delivery service.

(An individual researcher MUST contact his/her affiliated library for ILL/DD services.)


Patricia Baird (University of Iowa)

Yuh-Fen Benda (Vanderbilt University)

Toshinori Egami (International Research Center for Japanese Studies) Liaison

Tsuyoshi Harada (University of Iowa) Chair

Hiroko Hashitani (University of Utah)

Matthew Hayes (Duke University)

Tomoko Kitayama Yen (University of British Columbia)

Setsuko Noguchi (Princeton University) Advisor

Shoji Yamada  (International Research Center for Japanese Studies) Advisor

ILL/DD with Japan: National Diet Library (NDL)

A registered individual can request a copy directly to NDL. But, ILL requests MUST be made by libraries to NDL. For detailed instructions for a library to register and submit ILL/DD requests to NDL, please consult with ILL/DD from NDL page.

Please check Help page for additional information on how to use NDL Online. Registered libraries for photocopy and ILL services (separate registration is required for photocopy and ILL services) can directly submit requests in NDL Online. For passwords set in 2017 or earlier, use UPPERCASE only--for more information about passwords, please read the News page.  

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