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E1780e - What is “Current Awareness”? : Articles from 2011 to 2015

“Current Awareness” (CA) is a magazine that explains and reviews recent trends and topics on libraries as well as library and information science within Japan and abroad. It was first published as a working document for staff members of the National Diet Library (NDL) in August 1979. Since No. 118 published in June 1989, CA began to be distributed as a publication of Japan Library Association. Today, CA is published in a book form as well as online in CA Portal. Articles released in CA Portal are those after No. 118. Brief history of CA has been summarized in issue No.300 commemorating the 30th anniversary (published in June 2009). No. 301 (published in September 2009) analyzed articles from No. 118 to No. 300 (see CA1695). This paper reviews 130 articles published between 2011 and 2015. ...

 

E1779e - What is “Current Awareness-E”? : Articles from 2013 to 2015

This paper reviews articles published in an email news magazine “Current Awareness-E” (CA-E) between 2013 and 2015. ...

 

E1778e - What is “Current Awareness-R”? : Articles in 2015

A news blog “Current Awareness-R” (CA-R) was launched along with “Current Awareness Portal” (CA Portal) in 2006. It is a news updates in blog format that concisely summarize news on libraries as well as library and information science in Japan and abroad, in addition to related issues. CA-R is updated every weekday without an exception (2,342 entries in 2015). This article reviews entries published in 2015 and introduce the characteristics of CA-R, its position, as well as challenges. ...

 

E1777e - What is “Current Awareness Portal”?

“Current Awareness Portal” (CA Portal), a website of the National Diet Library (NDL), provides latest information about libraries as well as library and information science. The CA portal was launched in 2006. The name comes from “Current Awareness Service” where libraries and other information institutions regularly provide up-to-date information to users. ...

 

E1591e - The Great Disaster and Legacies of Sakyo Komatsu

On June 21, 2014, more than 100 people participated in a talk event titled “Legacies of Sakyo Komatsu: Memories of the Disaster and Words for the Future" at Miyagi Prefectural Library.....

 

E1590e - Status of Libraries in the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake (As of August 4, 2014)

This report summarizes key information on status of libraries in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake between mid-April and early August 2014, following past Current Awareness-E reports (see E1555 and others)....

 

E1555e - Status of Libraries in the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake (As of April 18, 2014)

This report summarizes key information on status of libraries in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake between mid-February and mid-April, 2014, following past Current Awareness-E reports (see E1532 and others)...

E1543e - Collection of Disaster Related Web Contents and Use of Social Bookmarks

On March 11, 2014, three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, National Diet Library (NDL) began to call for provision of information as an effort to collect records related to the Great East Japan Earthquake...

E1532e - Status of Libraries in the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake (As of February 14, 2014)

This report summarizes key information on status of libraries in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake between the end of 2013 and mid-February of 2014, following past Current Awareness-E reports (see E1515 and others)...

E1630e - “The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 : as seen in prints and archives”

The online exhibition“The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 : as seen in prints and archives”launched in May 2014 is a collaborative project between the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR) and the British Library (BL) which aims to bring together the collection of 235 prints of the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) held by the BL and related archival documents made public by JACAR to show how the events of the Sino-Japanese War were depicted and recorded by the people of the time....

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