Asia: Current status of cataloging and classification education in Japan

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the current status of cataloging and classification (C&C) education in Japan and looks forward to developments in the near future. First, the current status of library and information science (LIS) education and its major issues are briefly reviewed. Second, the situation of C&C practice in Japanese libraries is briefly reviewed, since it affects C&C education. Third, the present situation and issues in C&C education are examined and described under two categories: education in LIS schools and education in LIS programs offered by other colleges and universities. Finally, on-the-job training and continuing education in the C&C domain are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation for Library Cataloging
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Pages121-133
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780203051511
ISBN (Print)0789031124, 9780789031129
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 28

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Keywords

  • Cataloging education
  • Classification education
  • Japan
  • LIS education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Taniguchi, S. (2013). Asia: Current status of cataloging and classification education in Japan. In Education for Library Cataloging: International Perspectives (pp. 121-133). Taylor and Francis Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1300/J104v41n02_08