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Helping Memory Institutions in the Networked Information Society 
Masao Takaku 
(University of Tsukuba) 
masao@slis.tsukub...
Outline 
•2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami 
•MLAK –Memory institutions 
•Project “saveMLAK” 
Wiki-based activities 
Co...
About me (Masao Takaku) 
•University of Tsukuba 
Associate Professor 
Joined this school last year (2013). 
Received Ph...
2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami 
•March 11th, 2011. 14:46PM 
Over 20,000 people were killed or missing. 
400,000 hous...
5
What and how can we do? 
6 
https://twitter.com/arg/status/46159899150925824 
As a Librarian or library services, let’s th...
7 
https://twitter.com/tmasao/status/46423283620528128 
NOW we are able to try to gather, provide and share information on...
Crisis response with ICT 
•Google Person Finder 
8
Crisis response with ICT (cont.) 
•sinsai.info 
Ushahidhi(Open source software) 
+ OSM (Open Street Map) 
+ Voluntary e...
saveMLAKProject 
1.Gathering information ofMLAK’s facilities in damaged areausing wiki (http://savemlak.jp) 
2.Coordinatin...
11 
http://savemlak.jp
12 
Basic information (Facility template) 
Free text information 
(How much damages, operation notices, source of info., e...
Facility Template on saveMLAKWiki 
•Name 
•Transcription 
•Address 
•Longitude and Latitude 
•Phone number 
•FAX number 
•...
Some Statistics of saveMLAKWiki 
•Pages: 30,000 
•Contributors: 300 
•Edits: 140,000 
14
Number of Pages on saveMLAKWiki 
15 
0 
5,000 
10,000 
15,000 
20,000 
25,000 
30,000 
35,000 
2011/4/1 
2011/5/1 
2011/6/...
Number of Edits/Day on saveMLAKWiki 
16 
0 
200 
400 
600 
800 
1000 
1200
Usages of saveMLAKWiki 
17 
0 
20,000 
40,000 
60,000 
80,000 
100,000 
120,000 
140,000 
160,000 
Apr-11 
Jun-11 
Aug-11 ...
Components of saveMLAK 
•Voluntary efforts and community to gather information. 
Semantic MediaWiki 
Pro-bono (professio...
Open Data from saveMLAKWiki 
•Datasets 
Whole datasets by XML Dump 
CC-BY-SA license 
List of basic information of faci...
Other activities of saveMLAKproject 
•Support at several public libraries 
MinamisanrikuTown Library 
ICT support 
Nato...
Coordinating activities to rebuild the functions of MLAK (1) 
•Temporary library buildings in NatoriCity Library 
January ...
Coordinating activities to rebuild the functions of MLAK (2) 
•Books 
MinamisanrikuTown Library 
School libraries in 
K...
saveMLAK: Outcomes 
•Pro-bono community 
MeetUps-Every month 10-20 attendees 
Tech, Project manager, Accounting, PR, etc...
Lessons from my experiences 
•Support the community 
Information is essential to survive and reconstruct people’s daily l...
Summary 
•Project “saveMLAK” 
Using ICT technologies for supporting and rebuilding library services after the disaster. 
...
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Helping Memory Institutions in the Networked Information Society

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Helping Memory Institutions in the Networked Information Society

  1. 1. Helping Memory Institutions in the Networked Information Society Masao Takaku (University of Tsukuba) masao@slis.tsukuba.ac.jp @tmasao International Summer School of Informatics September 9th, 2014 Tsukuba, Japan 1
  2. 2. Outline •2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami •MLAK –Memory institutions •Project “saveMLAK” Wiki-based activities Coordinating efforts •Summary 2
  3. 3. About me (Masao Takaku) •University of Tsukuba Associate Professor Joined this school last year (2013). Received PhD in Information Science (2004). Research fields Information Retrieval, Web Information Seeking Behavior, and Digital Library •Before joining here, I worked for a national institute as a library engineer. Development and operation on Web services such as a institutional repository. 3
  4. 4. 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami •March 11th, 2011. 14:46PM Over 20,000 people were killed or missing. 400,000 houses were damaged. 4
  5. 5. 5
  6. 6. What and how can we do? 6 https://twitter.com/arg/status/46159899150925824 As a Librarian or library services, let’s think about what can we do NOW.
  7. 7. 7 https://twitter.com/tmasao/status/46423283620528128 NOW we are able to try to gather, provide and share information on the local community.
  8. 8. Crisis response with ICT •Google Person Finder 8
  9. 9. Crisis response with ICT (cont.) •sinsai.info Ushahidhi(Open source software) + OSM (Open Street Map) + Voluntary effort 9
  10. 10. saveMLAKProject 1.Gathering information ofMLAK’s facilities in damaged areausing wiki (http://savemlak.jp) 2.Coordinating activities to rebuild the functions of MLAK. 10 Museum Library Archives Kominkan* MLAK = * community center.
  11. 11. 11 http://savemlak.jp
  12. 12. 12 Basic information (Facility template) Free text information (How much damages, operation notices, source of info., etc.)
  13. 13. Facility Template on saveMLAKWiki •Name •Transcription •Address •Longitude and Latitude •Phone number •FAX number •Email address •URL for Web site •ISIL (International Standard Identifier for Libraries) •Notes 13
  14. 14. Some Statistics of saveMLAKWiki •Pages: 30,000 •Contributors: 300 •Edits: 140,000 14
  15. 15. Number of Pages on saveMLAKWiki 15 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 2011/4/1 2011/5/1 2011/6/1 2011/7/1 2011/8/1 2011/9/1 2011/10/1 2011/11/1 2011/12/1 2012/1/1 2012/2/1 2012/3/1 2012/4/1 2012/5/1 2012/6/1 2012/7/1 2012/8/1 2012/9/1 2012/10/1 2012/11/1 2012/12/1 2013/1/1 2013/2/1 2013/3/1 2013/4/1 2013/5/1 2013/6/1 2013/7/1
  16. 16. Number of Edits/Day on saveMLAKWiki 16 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200
  17. 17. Usages of saveMLAKWiki 17 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 140,000 160,000 Apr-11 Jun-11 Aug-11 Oct-11 Dec-11 Feb-12 Apr-12 Jun-12 Aug-12 Oct-12 Dec-12 Feb-13 Apr-13 Jun-13 Visitors Page Views
  18. 18. Components of saveMLAK •Voluntary efforts and community to gather information. Semantic MediaWiki Pro-bono (professional + volunteer) •Communication Twitter –social media Mailing list MeetUp–online/offline meetings Wiki –wiki style 18
  19. 19. Open Data from saveMLAKWiki •Datasets Whole datasets by XML Dump CC-BY-SA license List of basic information of facililtiesby Tab Separated Value format Public Domain 19
  20. 20. Other activities of saveMLAKproject •Support at several public libraries MinamisanrikuTown Library ICT support Natori City Library Coordination for building temporary library KesennumaCity Library •Cooperation with Prefecture Libraries Agreement with Miyagi Prefecture Library 21
  21. 21. Coordinating activities to rebuild the functions of MLAK (1) •Temporary library buildings in NatoriCity Library January 4th, 2012 http://www.flickr.com/photos/argeditor/6633697713 January 4th, 2013 http://www.flickr.com/photos/argeditor/8348064613/
  22. 22. Coordinating activities to rebuild the functions of MLAK (2) •Books MinamisanrikuTown Library School libraries in KesennumaCity, MinamisanrikuTown and others cities. Octoter17, 2012 By MinamisanrikuTown Library’s staff
  23. 23. saveMLAK: Outcomes •Pro-bono community MeetUps-Every month 10-20 attendees Tech, Project manager, Accounting, PR, etc. •Cooperation with other organizations Miyagi Prefecture Library, Natori City Library, MinamisanrikuTown Library Japan Library Association, Tohoku University Library, Harvard University, Japan Philanthropy Association, iSPP, Internet Museum, National Federation of KominkanAssociations of Japan, etc. •Awards LOD Challenge 2011 Best Dataset Awards Library of the Year 2012 (Japan) nominee INFOSTA Good Organization Prize (2012) 24
  24. 24. Lessons from my experiences •Support the community Information is essential to survive and reconstruct people’s daily lives after the crisis. •Support librarians to work for the community Networks of libraries beyond regions and institutions would be helpful. Communication takes high costs. Coordination efforts are the key to success. 25
  25. 25. Summary •Project “saveMLAK” Using ICT technologies for supporting and rebuilding library services after the disaster. Building community beyond the cultures of MLAK. 26

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