Open Access to Japanese dissertations

January 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm 6 comments

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:kmcvey@fas.harvard.edu]
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
NCC chair
Librarian for the Japanese Collection
Harvard-Yenching Library

Summary of modification (Japanese)
http://drf.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/drf/index.php?plugin=attach&refer=references&openfile=02-1.pdf

Flowchart of process for making dissertations available (Japanese)
http://drf.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/drf/index.php?plugin=attach&refer=references&openfile=02-4.pdf

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