East Asian Collections and Organizational Transformation in Academic Libraries

Hitoshi Kamada

Abstract

Special aspects of East Asian collections, induced by constraints in handling vernacular-language information from East Asia, have distanced those collections from mainstream academic library administration. Mean-while, substantial organizational transformation is changing the landscape of academic library management. Quality management, staffing changes, a desire for demonstrated efficiency and effectiveness, and strategic planning are some of the major forces of organizational change in academic libraries now having an effect on East Asian collections. This article explores how organizational changes affect East Asian collections, entities often marginalized in this era of transformation, and how East Asian collections should respond to the changes.

Full Text:

PDF
Copyright Copyright © The Author(s)


Article Views (Last 12 Months)

No data available

Contact ACRL for article usage statistics from 2010-April 2017.

Article Views (By Year/Month)

2020
January: 1
February: 0
2019
January: 2
February: 1
March: 0
April: 2
May: 1
June: 2
July: 4
August: 0
September: 0
October: 0
November: 1
December: 0
2018
January: 2
February: 2
March: 3
April: 2
May: 1
June: 1
July: 0
August: 1
September: 2
October: 0
November: 1
December: 4
2017
April: 0
May: 1
June: 1
July: 1
August: 1
September: 2
October: 1
November: 2
December: 1