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International Symposium: Libraries in the "Big Data" era-- Strategies and Challenges in Archiving and Sharing Research Data
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Dr. Peter Loewe
(Head of Development, German National Library of Science and Technology;
Visiting Scientist (High Performance Computing), GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences)

Dr. Masaru Kitsuregawa
(Director General, National Institute of Informatics;
Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)

Dr. Yasuhiro Murayama
(Director of the Integrated Science Data System Research Laboratory, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology;
Visiting professor, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University)


With increased attention to using the "Big Data," it is getting more important than ever to archive and share research data on distribution of academic information.

The National Diet Library (NDL) will invite Dr. Peter Loewe, Head of Development, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), and hold an international symposium. Dr. Loewe will give a lecture on the current status of research data management in the TIB and Germany.

The NDL has also asked Dr. Masaru Kitsuregawa (Director General, National Institute of Informatics; Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo) and Dr. Yasuhiro Murayama (Director of the Integrated Science Data System Research Laboratory, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology; Visiting professor, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University) to participate in the symposium and discuss what libraries should do based on consideration of the status and future of research data management for academic infrastructure. In addition, experiences of research data management in Japan will be introduced.

Program * (PDF: 186KB)

Brief of each lecture (PDF: 302KB)

  • 【Lecture】 Recent activities in global research data management handout (in Japanese) (PDF: 1.74MB)
    • Dr. Yasuhiro Murayama (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
  • 【Keynote Lecture】 TIB's action for research data management as a national library's strategy handout (PDF: 1.77MB)
    • Dr. Peter Loewe (German National Library of Science and Technology)
  • 【Case Study】
    • Mr. Takuji Kiura (Senior Researcher, Agroinformatics Division, Agricultural Research Center, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization) handout (in Japanese) (PDF: 558KB)
    • Dr. Hiroki Sato (Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo) handout (in Japanese) (PDF: 268KB)
  • 【Discussion】 Future of research data management: What should libraries do?
    • Dr. Masaru Kitsuregawa (Director General, National Institute of Informatics)
    • Dr. Peter Loewe
    • Dr. Yasuhiro Murayama : moderator
  • 【Q and A】
*Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese-English) provided.
Date and time February 05, 2014 (Wed.), 13:30-17:00 (Doors open at 13:00)
Venue Auditorium, Annex, Tokyo Main Library, National Diet Library
Capacity 250 seats
Admission fee Free of charge
How to apply Application was closed.
Closing date February 4, 2012 (Tue.) 17:00 Japan time (Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be closed when capacity is reached.)
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