May 9, 2021

Japan: Report: Second Basic Plan for the International Library of Children's Literature

From the National Diet Library Newsletter: Facing the almost-full stacks and the change of social environment surrounding children’s reading, the International Library of Children’s Literature (ILCL) has long reviewed its policy on service improvement and necessary facility upgrade based on the Report of the Board of Inquiry on Facilities for Children’s Books in the National […]

"IBM Develops Full-Text Digitization System for National Diet Library of Japan"

From an IBM Announcement: The prototype technology, created by IBM Research, allows full-text digitization of Japanese literature to be quickly realized through expansive recognition of Japanese characters and enabling users to collaboratively review and correct language characters, script and structure. Additionally, the full-text digitization system is designed to promote future international collaborations and standardization of […]