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Workshop -- Basics of Chinese Classics for Librarians

2011-3-24 (Thu) 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Osaka University libraries will hold a workshop regarding the handling of Chinese classics for librarians on Thursday, March 24.

Osaka University libraries have a large number of Chinese classics such as the Kaitokudo Collection and Ishihama Collection. However, librarians with experience in handling Chinese classics are rare and quite a few librarians have never handled them. Fundamentally, a librarian needs to be familiar with all books in a library. If the number of librarians capable of handling and caring for Chinese classics decreases, library services will suffer.

In this workshop, participants will be able to familiarize themselves with and improve their knowledge of Chinese classics -- for example, how to organize and classify them, as well as  care for and properly store them.

We hope for full attendance.

Venue: Library Hall, Osaka University Main Library


  • TSUTSUMI Kazuaki, Associate professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
  • TADA Tsuyoshi, Special staff, Library Services Division, Minoh Campus, Osaka University Libraries
  • MITANI Takuya, Librarian, Use Support Division, Osaka University Libraries
Intended for: Librarians and students interested in learning how to handle classical Chinese book.

Quota: 50

There is no participation fee.


  • 1:30 p.m. -- Greeting and introduction of lecturers
  • 1:35 p.m. -- Lecture "Basic Knowledge about Chinese Classics"
  • 2:45 p.m. -- Lecture "Chinese Classics and Paper Materials in Ishihama Collection"
  • 3:15 p.m. -- Break
  • 3:30 p.m. -- Lecture "Current Situation of Maintenance and Usage of Kaitokudo Collection -- Centering on Chinese Classics"

How to apply:

Please send (1) the name of this workshop, (2) your name, and (3) the name of the organization you are associated with by email (address below).

All those applying will be informed by email regarding the status of their application. Please note that successful attendants will be chosen by lot if more than 50 apply.

Apply to: Planning staff, Library Planning Division, Osaka University Libraries


Application deadline: Friday, March 18, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Date: 2011-3-24 (Thu) 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Organizer: Osaka University libraries

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