Japan’s Ministry of Education and Science released English translation of official gazette on open access of Dissertations at http://drf.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/drf/index.php?plugin=attach&refer=ETD2013&openfile=notice_en.pdf
I am sending many reference books to storage now in order to make more space for students to study. However, please do not worry. I am selecting only reference books that are available to access online.
For instance, Koji ruien 古事類苑, Yoshikawa Kōbunkan, Shōwa 51-53 [1976-1978] 51 v., the Encyclopedia for pre-modern history, will be sent to storage soon. http://pittcat.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=1594806 ,
However, it is available via JapanKnowledge (JK). http://www.library.pitt.edu/articles/database_info/japanknowledge.html
After you login to JK, You can find a link to Koji ruien on the middle of page “Closeup JK”
And at bottom of the page “Library”
In addition, the index, Koji ruien shinkana sakuin, Yoshikawa Kōbunkan, 2010 will be remained in the reference section of EAL.
Japanese government officially published revisions of university degree regulations on March 11. In accordance with the revisions, doctoral dissertations will be published in electronic format via institutional repositories. The revisions are available at
http://kanpou.npb.go.jp/20130311/20130311h06002/20130311h060020002f.html (official gazette in Japanese)
Japanese working group DRF (Digital Repository federation) has created a Wiki to follow the revision.
http://drf.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/drf/index.php?ETD2013 (in Japanese)
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Effective on April 2013, all doctoral dissertations approved by Japanese universities are to be publicly available via Internet.
I will share with you more detailed information after AAS conference in March.Please see below for an announcement from Kuniko Yamada McVey, new NCC Chair.
From: McVey, Kuniko [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 2:21 PM
To: The eastlib mailing list
Subject: [eastlib] Open Access to Japanese dissertations
Dear colleagues dealing with Japanese resources,
Japan’s Ministry of Education and Science has just announced a modified policy on the doctoral dissertation. Effective on April 2013, all doctoral dissertations approved by Japanese universities are to be publicly available via Internet. NCC will follow this development and provide details and updates on this exciting news at the March 21 meeting in San Diego. FYI, the Ministry issued documents are attached below.
Kuniko Yamada McVey
Librarian for the Japanese Collection
Summary of modification （Japanese）
Flowchart of process for making dissertations available (Japanese)
Japan’s Ministry of Education released the new plan, which will start digitizing 300,000 Japanese early prints listed in the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL)’s Union Catalog of Early Japanese Books Database. The project will start from 2013 for the following 10 years. It is a collaboration among the NIJL and 20 other universities.
For the announcement (in Japanese)