Journal of Japan Society of Library and Information Science
Online ISSN : 2432-4027
Print ISSN : 1344-8668
ISSN-L : 1344-8668
Volume 51 , Issue 4
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  • Changqing LI
    Type: Article
    2005 Volume 51 Issue 4 Pages 153-165
    Published: December 15, 2005
    Released: May 04, 2017
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    Firstly, the historical factors on compiling Complete Library in the Four Branches of Literature and the problematic points of this series are discussed. Then several movements to compile a new Complete Library in the Four Branches of Literature and the related works are traced from the late 19^<th> century to the late 20^<th> century. Consequently the following are revealed. 1) The movements described above are useful to supplement the defects of Complete Library in the Four Branches of Literature and to restore classics to their original state, and are necessary to protect classics and pass them down. 2) The movements are not based on purely cultural motive but deeply related to the political circumstances in China at the time.
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  • Eiji AOYAGI
    Type: Article
    2005 Volume 51 Issue 4 Pages 166-183
    Published: December 15, 2005
    Released: May 04, 2017
    JOURNALS OPEN ACCESS
    This study clarifies how corporate libraries provide their parent organizations with adequate information in today's harsh economic environment. Outsourcing is considered to be one of the schemes by which core competence management is put into practice in corporate libraries. Before a decision to outsource is made, however, it is necessary to examine whether the outsourcing is being requested by the parent organizations not to restructure and downsize library resources, but as a strategy to promote the growth of this sector of the organization. Two case studies in the advertising industry were analyzed to verify this hypothesis. Two results were revealed. First, corporate libraries tended to use strategic outsourcing in an effort to strengthen their competitive positions by maintaining the quality of their information service to give their parent organizations satisfaction. Second, daily administrative and planning tasks were done in-house, whereas operations such as material collection, cataloging, and supply of reference services were delegated to outsourcers. This study shows that it is highly necessary for corporate libraries to train their employees as library managers, and for outsourcers to supply corporate libraries with information service providers through the systematization of human resources development programs.
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