Constance Malpas' keynote slides address the future of academic print management in Japan

 

Slides from OCLC Research Program Officer Constance Malpas' "Many paths, one moon: The future of academic print management in Japan" keynote presentation at  the Future of Print Management in Japanese University Libraries forum are now available for downloading (.pptx: 2.9MB/29 slides) or viewing on SlideShare. This presentation provides context for understanding the shift to shared print management arrangements in North American libraries, introduces some core terminology, and explores the global distribution of Japanese cultural heritage in library collections.

The Future of Print Management in Japanese University Libraries forum was hosted by Keio University Mita Media Center, an OCLC Research Library Partner, in Tokyo, Japan, on 28 February 2014 to introduce key concepts of cooperative print management and explore the opportunities for deeper collaboration around shared print in Japanese academic libraries. The forum was based on the OCLC Research investigation into shared print management efforts that was recently published in the report, Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections, which Constance co-authored.

Key themes and observations from the presentation include:

  • Cultural perceptions of Japan are institutionalized in global library collections:  manga, popular fiction and titles related to WWII have shaped Western understanding of Japan, yet the influence of Japanese scholars and intellectuals is equally apparent in the global library system
  • Right-scaling shared print requires an understanding of the scope and distribution of system-wide library resources
  • North American research libraries have significant investment in acquiring and describing materials related to Japan; the excellence of Title VI National Resource Centers is evident in WorldCat
  • Among East Asian geographies, Japan is best represented in US digital text aggregations; Japanese language content represents 3.4% of the HathiTrust Digital Library
  • Bibliographic infrastructure for Japanese library collections is fragmented; better network intelligence is needed to support shared print
  • International library cooperation is needed to ensure survival of globally distributed cultural heritage

For more information:


Constance Malpas
Program Officer
OCLC Research
malpasc@oclc.org
+1-650-287-2131

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

 

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Constance Malpas' "Many paths, one moon: The future of academic print management in Japan" slides

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Constance Malpas [link]

Shared print forum, The Future of Print Management in Japanese University Libraries [link]

Keio University - Mita Media Center [link]

OCLC Research shared print report, Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections [link]

OCLC Research Library Partnership [link

OCLC Research Library Partnership roster [link

OCLC Research presentations [link]

OCLC Research presentations on SlideShare [link]

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