- Project Leader：Kikuchi Yoko (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Institute of Global studies)
- Collaborators：Takeuchi Fusaji (Gakushuin University, Faculty of Letters)
- Sasagawa Hideo (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, College of Asia Pacific Studies)
- Yano Masataka (The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics)
- Osada Noriyuki (Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, Current Affairs Studies Group, Area Studies Center)
- Kobayashi Marie (Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, Library)
- Tosa Minami (Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, Library)
- Koizumi Junko (Kyoto University, Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
- Ono Mikiko (Kyoto University, Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
- Kitani Kimiya (Kyoto University, Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
Outline of Research
The five main languages of the continental Southeast Asia use the Brahmi script of India, and because this type of notation is difficult to use in the current ICT environment, information sharing in the concerned languages is inadequate. This study will look into the accessibility of documents in the collections of research institutions in both Japan and countries of the continental Southeast Asia. By publishing a report that investigates and analyzes this topic, the project will contribute to improving the usage environment for documents in the languages of Southeast Asia.
This study will firstly investigate domestic and overseas research institute collections of documents in the languages of the continental Southeast Asia and their accessibility in order to gain an overall understanding of them, including materials that are not available to the public. Secondly, it is hoped that enhancing the environment for producing metadata at a practical level through the efforts of this study group will improve the accuracy and volume of metadata, leading to the establishment of a base for academic information that is essential to users. Furthermore, by strengthening cooperative networks among research institutions on Southeast Asia both in Japan and abroad and sharing documents through the process of this study, this study aims to promote information sharing among scholars and other relevant persons, as well as build a foundation for sharing and collecting documents in the relevant languages among these said organizations.
Interview about library database system in Laos
Check OPAC system at the central library, National University of Laos