At the Coca-Cola Company, the author developed a system for managing and distributing advertising materials used in marketing, a digital management system for television advertising, and an archive system for all advertise-related materials. Next, the author moved to Ford Motor Company, where he developed a digital management system for historical assets, starting with an archive of new car design materials. Based on this system, he is now developing a system that can be viewed by the general public.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd has started digital archiving activities as counter measure of assets management problem and less assets utilization among head office and subsidiaries. They proceeded standardization of assets management and new internal rule was set. They also cultivated the rule and instructed how to manage assets. Digitalization of historical assets were proceeded and archived to their database system. The database system was also improved to realize worldwide accessibility and usability, it helps to progress their productivity and their job efficiency.
Lion Corporation will celebrate its 130 th anniversary in 2021 since it was founded as Tomijiro Kobayashi Shoten on October 30,1891. We hope that it will serve as a reference for the archiving business of companies, looking back on the history digitization of historical materials and significance of using digital for archiving business in general companies. Looking back on the activities so far, I reaffirmed the importance of connecting too much experience through activities that have their own ideas and set foot on the ground while utilizing simple table software.
Digital archiving in Japan was born in mid-1990s. In the early stage, it was targeted for collections of museums and libraries as well as tangible and intangible cultural properties. However, in recent years, enterprise digital archives have also become popular, targeting the history of corporations. In this paper, we introduce several corporate use cases and discuss the significance and future possibilities of building a digital archive for enterprises.
In Japan, the digitalization of not only national newspapers but also local newspapers have been progressing gradually. In this study, we collaborated with the Gifu Shimbun, which publishes a local newspaper in Gifu. The digital data of the Gifu Shimbun, which has been accumulated for 140 years since its first issue, was used to create educational materials for regional learning. As a result, it was found that the Gifu Shimbun has a large collection of images other than articles that can be used as teaching materials for regional studies. Our future plan is to create a system to make the Gifu Shimbun database available to all schools in the prefecture, and to promote its educational use.
In the event of a disaster, a variety of disaster information is transmitted from various organizations via the Internet. However, this information is constantly being changed and updated. Sometimes part of this crucial information is not described on the website or the information itself disappears, leaving some information unavailable if the timing is missed. It is necessary to implement a "digital archive" for disaster information in order to grasp the trends and progress of disasters. In this paper, we introduce a practical example of the comprehensive collection of disaster information on the Internet with "Storm and flood damage in 2019" and describe the issues that emerged.