The Journal of Information Science and Technology Association
(Johono Kagaku to Gijutsu)

Vol. 57 (2007), No.4

Recommendations for librarians

The mission of the library: What is it?

Yoshihiro KATAYAMA
Governor of Tottori Prefecture
1-220 Higashi-machi, Tottori City, Tottori-Pref. 680-8570 JAPAN

Archives and library

Nihon Keizai Shimbun. Inc.
1-9-5 Ote-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8066 JAPAN

Abstract:In terms of archives, Japan is a backward country. Until premodern, Japan had been orderly in keeping official documents like European countries. But it had changed in the end of 19th century.  There is a close connection between not dealing with aisian modern history and the backwardness in archives.  Wall which separates library and archives, had become lower by Electronization of documents. Archivist should make archives substantial, cooperating with librarian.

Keywords:  backward / electronization / cooperate

Discard information? Maybe. Discard books? No way!

Kaitaro TUNO
3-9-7 Maechi, Urawa-ku, Saitama-city, Saitama 330-0053 JAPAN

Google book search

Google Corp.
26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Cerulean Tower 26F Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8512 JAPAN

Abstract:Imagine sitting at your computer and, in less than a second, searching the full text of every book ever written. Imagine one giant electronic card catalog that makes all the world's books discoverable with just a few keystrokes by anyone, anywhere, anytime. That's the vision behind Google Book Search, we introduced fall 2004 to help users search through the oceans of information contained in the worlds's books.

Keywords:  Google / book search / localizing into Japanese / library school law / librarian

Recommendations for libraries, after having involved in the development of integrated library system

Takeo OKAWA, Hirokazu MATSUO, Mitsuji HOSONO
Library System Group
C-Cube Minami-Aoyama BLDG. 5F, 7-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 JAPAN

Abstract:In 1980's, various projects for developing the Integrated Library System(ILS) started in Japan. In its early stage, concentrated data processing on a large host computer was a main stream. Then client-server model emerged, which consisted of database function, business processing function and search function(OPAC). Today, people can retrieve and access the information of libraries globally by Web via Internet. The global standards, especially the character code standalization is the key issue for ILS, and the role of a library in Web age are described from the stand point of computer engineers' view and our localization experience.

Keywords:  integrated library System / global standard / localizing into Japanese / School library law / librarian

Where the readers meet books? ~bookstore & library

Junkudo Bookstore co.
2-35-12-308 Kamitoda Toda-shi, Saitama 335-0022 JAPAN

Abstract:I have worked in Junkudo Bookstore, typical "Like-Library" bookstore in Japan, for 25 years. At the same time, I have mentioned and given my opinions about problems of libraries in Japan. I will write the ideas of Junkudo Bookstore and how we have realized the ideas. Then I will write why I use libraries and my opinions about problems of libraries in Japan. That is because I want to think about each roles of bookstores and libraries as the place "where the Readers meet books" and collaborate with librarians as a bookseller.

Keywords:  over the libraries / Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and Junkudo / Junkudo's Strategy / A bookseller who use libraries / some opinions to libraries in Japan / As the place "Where the readers meet books"

Open Access and institutional repository-from where to where, (I)Open access publication

Faculity of Letters, Aichi University
1-1 Machihata-cho, Toyohashi, 441-8522 JAPAN

Abstract:Almost seven years have passed since the first Open Access publisher, BioMed Central, was established. Discussed here are various initiatives for Open Access, such as Open Access journals from BioMed Central, PLoS, etc., as well as analysis of the journal titles in the Directory of Open Access Journals and PubMed Central, Open Access options where authors pay to make there articles open, and free access of articles after the embargo period. The Open Access options which major publishers introduced in 2006 seem especially important.

Keywords:  Open Access / electronic journals / scholarly journals / Open Access options / free access with embargo period / BioMed Central / PLoS / SPARC / scholarly publication / academic societies

Report of new year Seminar

INFOSTA Seminar group's a gift touching your heart

Hiroshi YAHATA
Non-Profit Organization International Presentation Society
#301, 4-15-4 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 JAPAN

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