Wondering what's going on with ETDs in Japan? Sugita Izumi from the Japanese National Informatics Institute (NII) Institutional Repository Program, provided this update:
"A Japanese ETD Working Group was organized. Members of the Working Group are National Institute of Informatics (NII), National Diet Library (NDL), University libraries, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Their future agenda includes:
- Digitization of past doctoral dissertations.
- Registration of future doctoral dissertations to IRs.
- Development of the one stop portal system for ETD.
- Monitoring and responding to the revision of Japanese ministerial ordinance for dissemination of doctoral dissertations.
Please contact Izumi and the other members of the NII Library Liaison Team for more information on their ETD initiative.