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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 

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 are to:

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

NOTE: The NCC's DRC cannot act as "go-between" for your library and a vendor to negotiate licensing. We can, however, help you better understand the licensing process and the database creators involved.

Purpose of this guide

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

The guide lists major databases currently available and cross references by the key vendors of each database product.
 
The DRC provides information useful to institutions that wish to subscribe to Japanese databases.

If you are here to find user guides and/or tips on a particular database, please try the Subject Guides Portal or Search box below.

DRC Co-Chair (Vendor Communication)

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Ayako Yoshimura
Contact:
Japanese Studies Librarian, University of Chicago

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北米日本研究資料調整協議会
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