December 3, 2020

Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs E-Book Research Project

From Crunchyroll:

The Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs conducted an experiment in regards to e-books to analyse the patterns of distribution for better usage. The project working group choose 13 titles from the National Diet Library’s digital archive to experientally work through the process of creating e-books including licensing and distribution to clarify existing issues and find better solutions for them.

The most downloaded book was ERO ERO Soushi (Erotic Erotic Book)” by Sakai Kiyoshi (11,749 downloads).

Banned in 1930, this book already holds the title of most accessed digital archive at National Diet Library for 5 consecutive months in 2012.

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Detailed findings will be published next month.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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