Friday, May 23, 2008

Japan and ETDs

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.
NII is now the establishment of a one stop portal system and is hoping to link it to NDLTD in the future. We wish to be able to report the situation of Japanese ETD at the ETD2009."

Please contact Izumi and the other members of the NII Library Liaison Team for more information on their ETD initiative.

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