Current status of cataloging and classification education in Japan

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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
Pages (from-to)121-133
Number of pages13
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 5
Externally publishedYes



  • Cataloging education
  • Classification education
  • Japan
  • Lis education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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