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Training Programs for Librarians

1. Group training

In this training program, the NDL provides topic-based training courses which take place on the premises of the NDL.

Outline

Eligible learners
Public librarians, university librarians, special librarians, etc. in Japan.
  • *The actual eligibility varies in different programs.
Contents
NDL staff members (and guest instructors in some courses) give lectures on topics such as: reference services; special materials and information (e.g. old Japanese materials); other various operations (e.g. digitization of materials).
  • *Some of the programs are not provided every year.

For further details, please check the Japanese page.

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2. E-Learning

In this training program, learners can participate in courses anytime and anywhere with a PC connected to the Internet. Librarians overseas can also participate in the courses.

Outline

Eligible learners
The library staff of an eligible library.
  • *The staff of an eligible museum, art museum, or archive can participate in "Basic idea of preservation and conservation."
  • *Anyone can take the open courses without registering.
Contents
Closed courses (Registration required)
  • Basic idea of preservation and conservation
  • How to research information on economy, trade and industry
  • Libraries and Copyright
  • Science and technology information – introduction –
  • Science and technology information - reports under grants-in-aid for scientific research, doctoral dissertations, and standards
Open courses (Registration not required)
  • Basic knowledge for digitization of materials
  • NDL support for libraries providing services for people with disabilities
  • A survey of materials on modern Japanese political history: Reading handwritten letters
  • Use of Data of Japanese National Bibliography (JNB)
  • Use of the Collaborative Reference Database System
  • Various old Japanese books
  • Introduction to music and audiovisual materials
  • Searching for library materials in the fields of science and technology
  • Specialized materials in the fields of science and technology - Standards and proceedings
  • How to make good use of the NDL Digital Collections for Japanese Studies
    * with English subtitles
  • Conservation of Paper Materials: Minor Repair
    * with English subtitles

For further details, please check the page below.

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3. Training program by dispatched NDL staff

In this training program, dispatched NDL staff visit institutions in Japan to give lectures.

Outline

Eligible institutions
Public libraries, university libraries, school libraries, special libraries, etc. in Japan.
Contents
NDL staff members, as instructors, give lectures on topics such as: NDL's various operations, services and databases; reference services; NDL's supporting programs for libraries.

For further details, please check the Japanese page.

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