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Frequently asked questions : Preservation of materials

Frequently asked questions

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For how long are deposited publications stored?
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There is no limit. Publications are stored as long as possible in an appropriate archival storage environment, and shared for use.

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Won't the archives get full?
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The Library makes effective use of space at its three facilities (the Tokyo Main Library, the Kansai-kan Library, and the International Library of Children's Literature) to ensure the closed stacks do not blow out. The Library also has long-term plans for extension of the closed stacks.

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