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Japan Session 324

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Session 324: Workshop: Researching Japan from Home, Even if You Can't Get There Soon: New Strategies and Digital Resources

Organizer: Victoria Lyon Bestor, NCC, USA

Discussants: Michiko Ito, University of Kansas, USA; Dawn Lawson, New York University, USA; Fabiano Rocha, University of Toronto, Canada; Victoria Lyon Bestor, NCC, USA

This workshop offers direct instruction to faculty and advanced graduate students on resources that make it possible to conduct original research through digital resources. Detailed information on new resources will include: • How to request documents (delivered electronically) and books (delivered by expedited courier) from Japan through your library using the Global ILL Framework and other interlibrary loan sources; • Access to and use of freely available and subscription-based digital databases from Japan, with discussion of new subscription options becoming available; • Advice on strategies for locating and legally using visual images from Japan using NCC’s Image Use Protocol Guides; and, • Information about expanded options for acquiring or borrowing expensive Japanese resources not previously available in the US through NCC's Multi-Volume Sets Grant Program. Instruction on website access and navigation will be provided via site-simulations and PowerPoint demonstrations with URL downloads for practice and access to the sites emailed to participants. (Direct Internet access may be provided if conference fees permit).