In this wide-ranging conversation with NIAS Director Duncan McCargo, Aike P. Rots, an associate professor of Japan Studies at the University of Oslo, explains the thinking behind an engaging March 2022 keynote address he gave to a conference at Copenhagen Business School on the topic of ‘Japan and Japanese Studies in the Twenty-First Century’.
The East Asia Department of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin seeks an academic research librarian for the Chinese collection and CrossAsia. For details and further information please visit:
(in English) https://www.preussischer-kulturbesitz.de/stellenanzeige/artikel/2022/04/20/research-assistant-research-librarian.html
The National Diet Library recently held a webinar entitled Libraries and UN SDGs: IFLA supporting the libraries to achieve the SDGs, in which IFLA President Barbara Lison talked about the IFLA's strategy, examples of initiatives taken by libraries in some countries, and international cooperation from the perspective of achieving the SDGs.
A video of the webinar is now available on the NDL’s YouTube channel.
Greetings again from the National Diet Library (NDL), Japan.
We would like to introduce three updates regarding NDL services.
(1) Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion)
The NDL made approximately 500 sound recordings of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion) available for streaming online as of Feb 25, 2022.
You are invited to participate in a free webinar, “Libraries and UN SDGs: IFLA supporting the libraries to achieve the SDGs” by president of the IFLA, to be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 16:00-17:20 pm (JST/UTC+0900).
The East Asia Section of CATS Library in Heidelberg seeks an academic librarian for the Japanese collection. For details please visit https://adb.zuv.uni-heidelberg.de/info/INFO_FDB$.startup?MODUL=LS&M1=1&M2=0&M3=0&PRO=31027
You might remember that Kinokuniya hosted an online event last July titled ‘The Inside Stories of Japanese Academic Publishing’.
As we received many positive feedbacks from all of you who had attended, we are very happy to inform you that we are doing another one next week!
This time, three academic publishers below will have a discussion with a focus on digital publishing post-covid.
The session will be about 90 minutes in total in Japanese, and the webinar recording will be available to the registrants for one week.
The NIJL/EAJRS Kuzushi-ji Workshop will be held online between 20 and 23 April 2022. This year, the Chester Beatty will provide some of its collections for the workshop. The workshop is free of charge. If you wish to apply for the workshop, please fill in the application form, and submit it by 13 March. The detailed information can be found in this PDF.