Voices from Libraries: looking ahead the post-pandemic era

Full. Thank you. (January 30, 2022)

Libraries are places to connect people and information. Even in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, libraries around the world have continued to conduct their activities, informing people that “libraries are here for you”.
In a world where it has become increasingly difficult to meet in person, we wanted to provide an opportunity for our peers to learn about each other’s activities and encourage each other, so we planned an international online workshop to connect libraries in Japan, Asia and the United States.
Now that the post-pandemic world is in sight, why don’t we take a break here and talk about the future of libraries?

Venue    Feb.3rd. 2022 (Thu). 13:30-15:30 JST.

(online by Zoom)

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13:30   Opening Remarks by Prof. KONO Yasuyuki, Vice Rector, the International Strategy Office of Kyoto University

13:35   Greetings on behalf of the participants from the Asian countries by Dr. Sonam TOBGAY, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Royal University of Bhutan

13:40   Photo Session

Activity Report from Libraries

Topic 1. “National Libraries”

13:50   KAWAMURA Masumi, Asian Resources Division, Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library (Japan)

13:55   Sonam YANGDEN, National Library and Archives of Bhutan

14:00   Phoukham THONGPHANITH, National Library of Laos

14:05   Q&A

Topic 2. “Acquisition of Asian Materials”

14:10      KOBAYASHI Marie, IDE Library (Japan)

14:15      Virginia Jing-Yi SHIH, University of California, Berkeley

14:20      Q&A

Topic 3. “Database Construction”

14:25   KITANI Kimiya, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

14:30   NGUYEN Thi Minh Trung, Institute of Social Sciences Information, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

14:35   Q&A

Topic 4. “Digital Archives”

14:40   MORIWAKI Yuki, the Resources and Historical Collections Office, the Library of Economics, University of Tokyo

14:45   Sompong MISSITA, Silpakorn University, Central Library

14:50   Q&A

Topic 5. “Service for Users ”

14:55   YAMAJI Mai, Yoshida South Library, Kyoto University

15:00   BENJANG Jaisai Der Arslanian, Japanese Studies Center, Chiang Mai University

15:05   Q&A

Breakout Session

15:10   Discussion             

            Session 1  ‘Academic Databases and Repositories’
            Moderator: SHITARA Narumi, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

            Session 2  ‘Digital Archive’
            Moderator: Noemi-Tiina Dupertuis, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

            Session 3 ‘Online Service for Users’
            Moderator: TOSA Minami, IDE Library (Japan)

15:25   Closing remarks by Prof. ONO Mikiko, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

General Moderated by KAMIYA Tosirou, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

Co-hosted: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

JST Sakura Science Program
JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) Project “Study on the Initiatives of Ethnic Minorities in Mainland Southeast Asia for Preserving and Transmitting their Linguistic and Cultural Identities by Scrutinizing both Published and Digital Materials” (21K12581), led by K. KITANI.

Contact: Library, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
TEL: 075-753-7306