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E1795e - Impact of Kumamoto Earthquake on Libraries

Major damage has been caused by series of earthquakes that occurred between April 14 and 16, 2016 in Kumamoto Prefecture. Epicenters were Kumamoto and Aso regions, and the seismic intensity of these earthquakes were over six-lower, including two sevens. This article reports situations of libraries affected by the earthquake based on information through May 18, 2016. Please note that information has not been fully covered due to difficulties in obtaining information about regions with major damage. ...

E1708e - Workshops on Organization and Preservation of Documents, Photos, and Videos Related to the Great East Japan Earthquake

The National Diet Library (NDL) has released “NDL Great East Japan Earthquake Archive (nickname: Hinagiku)” since March 7, 2013. This portal site allows unified search of records related to the Great East Japan Earthquake, and was established based on “Seven Principles for the Reconstruction Framework” and “Basic Guidelines for Reconstruction in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake.” In order to nationally collect, preserve, and release records of the Great East Japan Earthquake, NDL promotes partnerships between archives managed by other institutions and “Hinagiku” (partnered with 44 archives as of end of July 2015). NDL also provides assistance to archival activities of disaster records....

 

E1640e - Thinking about the Future of Libraries in Fukushima <Report>

A forum “Thinking about the Future of Libraries in Fukushima” was held at the 16th Library Fair & Forum (PACIFICO Yokohama) on November 6, 2014. In Part I titled “Libraries in Fukushima Prefecture Today (福島県における図書館の今),” the author looked back on situations from immediate aftermath of the disaster through today to create an opportunity to reconsider the role of libraries as hubs for information. Discussed were types of information that libraries needed after the disaster as well as types of information that libraries were asked for. Also discussed were efforts that libraries should make for livelihood of residents facing new phase as municipalities undergo reconstruction. In Part II titled “Libraries in Municipalities Accepting Residents of Evacuation Order Zone (避難指定区域の住民の受け入れている自治体の図書館について),” municipal governments of Aizuwakamatsu and Iwaki reported cases of assistance for evacuees. These two municipalities have accepted several residents under evacuation due to the nuclear accident. Discussed at the symposium were situations of library services and problems that emerged. ...

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)...

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