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227 yutaka masuda2007_ssp

  1. 1. Japanese MarketFrom Agent’s point of view Yutaka Masuda USACO Corporation 2007.6.7 @Society of Scholarly Publishing
  2. 2. USACO - Company Overview1950 US-Asiatic Company1983 USACO CorporationLocation: Tokyo, Osaka +Logistical officeRevenue: ¥4.7B / US$40M (FY2006) Print 55% Electric 45%Employee: 70 2
  3. 3. USACO - History1969 ISI(Thomson Scientific)1980 BRS Online1989 SilverPlatter1991 Ovid (CD Plus)1997 Niles Software (EndNote)1998 HighWire, Prous Science1999 JSTOR2001 Ex Libris 3
  4. 4. Some facts / Key words• R&D Expenditure 16.9T yen (US 32.9T yen) By Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and communications• 0.8M Research Personnel (1.2M in US)• 744 Universities – 87 National / 89 Public / 568 Private as of FY2006• Aging Society with Fewer Children 4
  5. 5. http://www8.cao.go.jp/shoushi/whitepaper/w-2006/18webgaiyoh/html/i1140000.html5
  6. 6. Key organizations• MEXT /Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology• JST / Japan Science and Technology Agency• NII / National Institute of Informatics• Major consortia in Japan – JANUL (Japan Association of National University Libraries) – PULC (Public and Private University Libraries Consortium) – JMLA (NPO Japan Medical Library Association) – JPLA (Japan Pharmaceutical Library Association) • METI, NDL, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 6
  7. 7. Services from NII• SINET (Science Information Network)• NACSIS-CAT• GeNii (NII Academic Contents Portal)• NII REO (NII Electronic Journal Repository) – 1600 titles from Springer, Oxford Univ. Press 7
  8. 8. http://reo.nii.ac.jp/journal/HtmlIndicate/html/index_en.html8
  9. 9. Stored Contents in REO » Approx. 25 titles » Approx. 500 titles » Approx. 150 titles / National Site License » Approx. 800 titles 9
  10. 10. Services from NII - Cont• Cyber Science Infrastructure (CSI)• SPARC Japan 10
  11. 11. http://www.nii.ac.jp/sparc/11
  12. 12. Competitive Situation in Universities• Energetic and distinctive universities in a competitive environment• 21st Century COE pogram• National University Corporation – funding from MEXT until FY2008• Better Management / Better Budget• Promotional office (Hokkaido U. Tohoku U. Kyoto U..)• Action Plans / Targets 12
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  14. 14. Some Trends• Nursing• Health Science - Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy / Rehabilitation / Radiological Science / Acupuncture Therapy• Welfare• Pharmaceutical Science - 4 years to 6 years program (from 2006)• Law School• Medical Schools receive more student since we need more doctors 14
  15. 15. Characteristic• No International Library Systems – Z39.50 is not used – MARC21 is not used• Multiple sites• English skill• FTE counts 15
  16. 16. Thank you!16

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