The 1st SPARC Japan Seminar 2013
"Future Perspective: SPARC and SPARC Japan"
Time: June 7, 2013, 13:30 - 17:00
Place: Hitotsubashi auditorium, Hitotsubashi University,

As the proper for the start of the fourth active phase of SPARC Japan, we will invite Ms. Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC USA, and feature SPARC activities in US. In addition, we will explain a course of action on the fourth phase of SPARC Japan and would like to seek a new direction of Japanese-style SPARC. It is very valuable opportunity to keep up on the activities of SPARC USA. We welcome many peoples to participate in this opportunity. (Interpreter services will be provided.)

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Moderator: Nanako Takahashi (National Institute of Informatics)




Open Access: Delivering on the Promise
※14:30-14:45  including Q&A


Heather Joseph
(Executive Director, SPARC)




SPARC Japan - Where We've Been and Where We're Going -

Koichi Ojiro
(National Institute of Informatics)


Expectations for SPARC Activities


Nobuyuki Tose
(The Mathematical Society of Japan)


Panel Discussion

[[ Moderator ]]
* Jun Adachi
(National Institute of Informatics)

[[ Panelist ]]
*Heather Joseph
(Executive Director, SPARC)
*Nobuyuki Tose
(The Mathematical Society of Japan)
*Masahiko Sekikawa
(University Library, The University of Tokyo)
*Kazuhiro Hayashi
(National Institute of Science and Technology Policy)



Jun Adachi
(National Institute of Informatics/tentative)

Nobuyuki Tose (The Mathematical Society of Japan)

A Member of the MSJ Board of Trustees responsible for publishing and network administration, and Professor in Mathematics at Keio University, Faculty of Economics. I have been working, since 2004, on network administration and the digitization of publications in MSJ.

Masahiko Sekikawa (The University of Tokyo Library)

Mr. Sekikawa started his career at Medical library, the University of Tokyo in 1979, and then worked for General Library and Faculty of Letters Library in the University. After that, he worked as manager, Joetsu University of Education Library (2002), Information Processing and Management Group, the University of Tokyo Library (2005), Information Processing and Management Group, University of Tsukuba Library (2008), Deputy Director, University of Tsukuba Library (2010-2013), and now Associate Director, the University of Tokyo Library. In addition, he has been involved in the consortium activities of JANUL (Japan Association of National University Libraries) since 2005 and taking on the position of chairman of Steering Committee of JUSTICE in 2011-2012.

Kazuhiro Hayashi (National Institute of Science and Technology Policy)

Kazuhiro Hayashi has been involved in scholarly publishing, in a wide variety of roles, for more than 15 years. At the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), he worked successively as Editor, Production Manager, E-journal Manager, and Promotions Manager. Throughout his broad range of roles in publishing he has focused on scholarly communication through E-journals, and he has used his IT skills to reconstruct and improve the way publishing is managed. In 2012 he moved from CSJ to the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), where he is now engaged in a study to provide evidence to develop a Science and Technology policy for administrators and policy makers.

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Open Access: Delivering on the Promise
(Heather Joseph)

For the past decade, the concept of Open Access has moved, slowly but inexorably, from a theoretical construct to a new operating reality in scholarly research. A robust infrastructure of open journals and digital repositories has been established, supported by a framework of new open licenses, and a growing body of institutional, national and international policies. Scholars, as first hesitant to dip their toes into unknown waters, are now embracing Open Access distribution of the work in unprecedented numbers. As this culture change quickens, and Open Access moves towards becoming a norm, expectations are high that this movement will has a visible, positive impact on the conduct and results of research. This talk will explore some of the early indications of this impact, and highlight emerging opportunities to accelerate future progress.

Expectations for SPARC Activities
(Nobuyuki Tose)

The Mathematical Society of Japan (MSJ) has almost finished the retro-digitization of its publications. The MSJ is now in the stage to launch a new strategy to continue and enhance its digitization project so that the benefit for mathematics communities in Japan is maximized. In this situation the MSJ expect several services to SPARC Japan.

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Last Updated: 2013/05/16