ERIC Number: ED459750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Challenges and Opportunities To Deliver Research Services to Parliamentarians in the Japanese Diet.
This paper outlines the challenges and opportunities for the services of the Japanese National Diet Library (NDL), especially the Research and Legislative Reference Bureau by using a SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis. The introduction lists the major goals of the NDL's reform. The second section discusses the NDL's strengths, including the collection, timely and relevant responses, technological developments, and status compared to other prominent government agencies. The third section addresses the NDL's weaknesses, including resource pressures, staff recruitment and turnover rate, and lack of personal contact. The fourth section covers the NDL's opportunities and goals for the future, including the mood for change and reform, policy productivity, technology enhancement, and a new facility in a second location. The fifth section considers threats to the NDL, including the rapid pace of Internet development and downsizing/competition. (MES)
Descriptors: Change, Foreign Countries, Government Libraries, Information Technology, Library Development, Library Services
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan