International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL2006) in Kyoto day 4

Session: Special Session 1: Culture and Academic Services

“Institutional Repositories in Japan: In the Framework of Cyberscience
Infrastructure”, Yuko Murakami, Jun Adachi (National Institute of
Informatics, Japan)

NII provides many digital library content services: CAT, a list of
book and journal indexes, KAKEN, grants and reports on research, ELS
has many articles from journals, REO has articles from Springer and
others (on the order of millions of documents.) These have been built
in cooperation with Universities, which contribute to the archives.
NII also has worked to construct an infrastructure for these kinds of
services. NII has produced software for creating Institutional
Repositories, and is currently working with Japanese institutions to
deploy more repositories. Currently working with 57 universities and
22 research partners. Two important issues are marketing, how to
collect content and promote access, and copyright: publishing policies
and how to move towards open access.

See their
website for more details

“Kyoto International Manga Museum”, Matthew Alen Thorn,
Masaharu Sekiguchi (Kyoto Seika University)

In 1973 Seika University launched a Manga studies program. They now
opened up a museum to open that up to the world. The museum collects
and makes available many materials, approximately 200,000 items. The
museum is interactive, and gathers information about visitors’ readers
experiences. They also plan to make a manga archive available on the
internet, known as MangaPedia. They are also implementing a metadata
system that is useful for manga, based on open standards for metadata
exchange. They also plan to distribute images in JPEG2000 format (but
nobody supports that yet!)

“Kyoto University Digital Library and Institutional Repository”,
Keita Goto (Kyoto University Library).

“Journal@rchive: An Archiving Project of Japanese Academic Journals”,
Noriko Arakawa, Mitsutoshi Wada (Japan Science and Technology






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