ERIC Number: ED215674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Workshop for Japanese Collection Librarians in American Research Libraries (Washington, D.C., August 28-30, 1978).
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
A description of the structure and approach of a workshop held to identify and explore important issues relating to the future of Japanese collections in academic and research libraries is provided, as well as eight papers presented at the workshop together with written reactions to the papers by other workshop participants. Topics covered include: (1) the current status and directions of Japanese studies; (2) the current status of collections supporting Japanese studies; (3) the management and organization of Japanese collections; (4) the book market in Japan and the acquisition program of the Library of Congress; (5) Japanese libraries for Japanese Studies, focusing on libraries in general and special collections on literature, history, and the social sciences; (6) the case of Japanese collections as an emerging issue in national resource sharing, including problems of access and coordinated collection development, the National Periodicals Center, and the Center for Research Libraries; (7) a view of resource sharing from a smaller collection; and (8) the regional level of resource sharing. Many papers contain references and tables. Three appendices provide workshop results and recommendations, a list of participants, and part one of a doctoral dissertation on Japan, which gives a statistical and analytical overview of current trends. (RBF)
Descriptors: Area Studies, College Libraries, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Librarians, Library Acquisition, Library Administration, Library Collections, Publishing Industry, Research Libraries, Shared Services, Statistical Analysis, Workshops
Office of Management Studies, Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($12.50 per copy).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Japan - U.S. Friendship Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.