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

Vol. 57 (2007), No.12

Special collection development and management

Cataloging for early Japanese books and effective utilization of image data

Tenri University. Center for Liberal Arts Education and Research
1050, Somanouchi, Tenri-shi, Nara 632-8510 JAPAN

Abstract:The purpose of this paper is to discuss the feature, importance, and cataloging of Early Japanese books, and effective utilization of image data. In recent years, cataloging rules for Early Japanese books were published successively. These materials which are many different styles of printed books and manuscripts are an important cultural heritage of Japan, and preserved in large quantities. However, a whole picture is not clear. So construction of union catalog for Early Japanese books is a significant project. In order to construct an effective catalog, I propose the exchanging link with image data and bibliographic description. By making image data a part of catalog, the information service to a user will become effective.

Keywords:  early Japanese books / union catalog / cataloging / image data / digitalization

The present condition and subjects of Keio University attached Institute of Oriental Classics: Shido Bunko

Takahiro SASAKI
Keio University attached Institute of Oriental Classics
45-15-2 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345 JAPAN

Abstract:Keio University attached Institute Shido Bunko is a research institute which does bibliographical research of Oriental classics. Although Shido Bunko was established by businessman, Mr.Takakichi Asou, in Fukuoka, it was dispersed after the Second World War. The collection of books which is 70,000 volumes which it owned was contributed for Keio University, and the research institute was founded based on it in 1960. This report explains the feature of that collection of books, and the problem for carrying out maintenance management of them.

Keywords:  bibliography / oriental classics / old Japanese books / restoration / catalogue of books

Introduction to Dizer Collection: reorganization of the censored theatrical scripts in Kyushu area during the Occupation

The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University
1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 JAPAN

Abstract:The Theatre Museum of Waseda University owns the censored theatrical scripts in Kyushu area during the Occupation. These scripts are useful because they demonstrate the local theatrical culture in the postwar period. They were transported to the United States for the purpose of researches and sent back to Japan in the '80s. In this article, we call the scripts "Dizer Collection" after the way in which the scripts were left. We first clarify a historical background of the Dizer Collection compared with the Prange Collection, and trace the process in which the collection was formed. Secondly, I discuss our working of the re-organization for the censored scripts. We collated them with catalog records, and new information was gathered. In addition, we digitalized the scripts. The value of scripts for researches is examined from the viewpoint of group composition by catalog information. We also mention the present status of shelving and utilization of collection.

Keywords:  organization of materials / evaluation of materials / catalog database / digitalize / Kyushu / censored script / occupation / GHQ/SCAP /theater museum / Dizer Collection

The collection development of Western costume materials and its bibliographies in Bunka Women's University Library

Toshiko SATO
Bunka Women's University Library
3-22-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8523 JAPAN

Abstract:Bunka Women's University Library has cydopaedically collected materials concerning about costume and its related subjects since 1950. The library fulfills its function as educational facility as well as a special library of costume and fashion, so that students and scholars from other universities, company employees or graduates make good use of the library. I describe about the collection development of Western costume materials including rare books and its bibliographies. I introduce foreign bibliographies of costume and mode, too.

Keywords:  collection development / development of bibliographies and catalogues / Bunka Women's University Library / bibliographies of costume and mode / foreign bibliographies of costume and mode・costume index / catalogue of Japanese costume and mode / bibliography of Western rare books / catalogue of fashion periodical

Outline of establishment of a book collection system at Hitotsubashi University as a comprehensive university for social science

Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Social Sciences. Auditor (formerly: Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Economics. Assistant)
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8601 JAPAN

Abstract:Establishment of a book collection system at Hitotsubashi University is deeply associated with the history of the university. Library's operation procedures ranging from the accession of books to arrangement have been managed not only by the library staff, but also through cooperation of many involved persons including teaching staff and alumni/alumnae. In the initial stages, teachers and scholars who had studied abroad and introduced a discipline called social science into Japan much contributed to the library development. Then, this paper outlines the progress of establishment of the book collection system from the viewpoint of an outsider, while introducing various references including the history of the university and the topics on organizing the faculty.

Keywords:  Hitotsubashi University Library / Center for Historical Social Science Literature Hitotsubashi University / social science / collection

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