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Japanese Digital Resources: Home

This guide is a directory of digital resources vendors and agents in Japan prepared by the Digital Resources Committee of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources, the NCC.

Digital Resources Committee

Email co-chairs with inquiries:​

Yukari Sugiyama (Co-Chair), Metadata Librarian, Yale University

Ayako Yoshimura (Co-Chair), Japanese Studies Librarian, University of Chicago

Katherine Matsuura, Japan Digital Scholarship Librarian, Harvard University

Ann Marie Davis, Japanese Studies Librarian/Assistant Professor, Ohio State University

Mitsutaka Nakamura, Japanese and Korean Studies Librarian, Washington University in St. Louis 

Paula R. Curtis​ (Faculty Advisor), Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in History, UCLA

What We Do

The NCC’s Digital Resources Committee (DRC) is a database and digital scholarship liaison and support group for North American libraries and their users. We work 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.

The focus of our activities is to:

  • Keep the community informed about the availability of electronic resources
  • Keep libraries and librarians informed about ongoing negotiation efforts by individuals or groups within the community
  • Advocate for better and sustainable contract terms that include perpetual access, consortial options, pricing
  • Work with vendors and database providers to improve the quality of metadata
  • Provide end-user-focused services, including educating users on the navigation of Japanese databases
  • Establish best practices for developing Japanese studies digital projects
  • Support Japan-related digital scholarship interests and initiatives

NOTE: DRC cannot act as an intermediary between institutions and vendors in licensing negotiations. DRC can, however, help librarians better to understand the licensing process and the practices of database providers. 

DRC Co-Chair (Vendor Communication)

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Ayako Yoshimura
Japanese Studies Librarian, University of Chicago

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