Kazuko Hioki, UK Libraries conservation librarian and Asian Studies liaison, attended the two-day workshop “Advancing Digital Scholarship in Japanese Studies: Innovations and Challenges,” organized by the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. Kazuko received a scholarship for the workshop, which took place at Harvard University November 6-7, 2015.
The workshop included presentations by information technology experts, academics in the humanities and social sciences fields, librarians, and museum curators. Topics included: the concept of digital scholarship, teaching courses and research projects, cloud editing, and nurturing object collections and museums within virtual communities.
Throughout the workshop experts emphasized the role of libraries as central players in digital scholarship. Presenters frequently used phrases such as: “the library is the place interdisciplinary collaboration happens,” “librarians bridge various disciplines,” and "[libraries assist in] achieving greater success by helping others.”
The workshop program and presentations are accessible online at: http://guides.nccjapan.org/c.php?g=397542