Our library has focused on satisfying scholars’ individual demands by collecting materials and resources in Southeast Asia and its surrounding regions. The library also joins in scholars’ activities including their research projects.
Interactions with Domestic and International Libraries
Our library has several invitation programs which enables to strengthen its tie with both domestic and international research libraries. Among the programs, the Visiting Research Fellowship has a long history for inviting librarians from Southeast Asia which provides not only academic support for librarians, but also promotes interactions among libraries. In recent years, the library has been supported by JST Sakura Science Program which enables to provide short-term training program for librarians from Southeast Asia.
Our library builds collections in order to meet various scholars’ interests with applying the MEXT principle for sharing resources and accelerating joint research for Southeast Asian studies as well as Kyoto University’s principle for building library collections.
Southeast Asian Periodicals Database
“Southeast Asian Periodicals Database” provides information for the periodicals published in Southeast Asia owned by domestic libraries in Japan. As a developed version of this database, “Southeast Asian Periodicals Database: Three Countries in Indochina” maintains the resource information of local periodicals owned by the libraries of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
●Exhibition at Library Fair and Forum
Our library has introduced its activities including research projects by providing poster session at Library Fair and Forum.
●Study Seminar for Multilingual Bibliography
Our library organizes study seminars for bibliography of Asian resources with other domestic libraries which concentrate on Asian studies.