Prof. Takashi Koga's research interest includes legal and policy issues on access to government information, issues on academic librarianship (e.g. open access, information literacy), and collaboration of museums, libraries and archives. He has published around 70 articles and over 10 books in the fields of library science, archival science and records management both in Japanese and in English. He also has teaching experiences in these fields at several universities in Japan.
Before accepting his current position in Apr. 2012, Prof. Koga had been the first full time member of the Research and Development Laboratory (R & D Lab), Kyoto University Library from Jan. 2009 to Mar. 2012.
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City Life and Library Service: The Proceedings of the Fifth Shanghai (Hangzhou) International Library Forum 291-302 Aug 2010 [Refereed]
Japan has recently undergone a radical change in policy concerning access to government information and the role of libraries and archives, including enactment of the Public Records and Archives Management Act in July 2009. This paper analyses suc...
Archives & Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) 2007 Conference Jul 2007 [Refereed]
The authors conducted a research on the records management activities in the United Nations (UN) through an investigation of the UN website and a field research at the Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS) at the UN Headquarters in New Yo...
15th Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia Jul 2007
In Japan, electronic government has been developed since the enforcement of the Information Disclosure Act and the formulation of the e-Japan Strategy, both in 2001. Such electronic government produces a number of government information services a...
World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council Aug 2006 [Refereed]
The Japanese government has been developing infrastructures and services for electronic government since 2001. One of the challenges identified in this regard is to ensure “accessibility” or to enable everyone, including the elderly and those with...
World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council Aug 2005 [Refereed]
This paper attempts to present an overview of and discuss innovations in main government information service institutions in Japan—the National Diet Library (NDL) and the National Archives of Japan (NAJ)—in the electronic environment. This paper e...
Progress in Informatics (1) 47-58 Mar 2005 [Refereed]
Government information is an important part of the "knowledge infrastructure" of a government's citizens, in the way such information provides a reliable knowledge base relating both to laws and to everyday life. In addition, government informatio...
Kushida, Kenji E., Yuko Kasuya, and Eiji Kawabata (eds.) (Part:Contributor, Archives and Public Records Management (Chap. 4))
Stanford Silicon Valley - New Japan Project May 2016
My chapter discusses policy issues on archives and public records management in Japan with international comparison, especially on the Public Records and Archives Management Act (PRAMA) of Japan legislated in 2009.
4th Asia Pacific Conference on Archival Education 5 Sep 2016 Section for Archival Education and Training, International Council on Archives
This presentation investigated the cause and background of the gap concerning digital archives in Japan and abroad. The presenter suggested that the main cause was the lack of understanding of evidential values in archives among stakeholders of di...
World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly (Poster Session) 19 Aug 2013 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
This poster presentation suggests a three-fold process for LAM collaboration, based on issues and activities in Japan: (1) a technical service stage, aimed at preservation and organization of LAM resources; (2) a public service stage, including re...
E-book project under cooperation of the NII, university libraries and publishers in Japan[Invited]
North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) 2011 Roundtable on Japanese E-books Mar 2011 North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC)
Fifth Shanghai (Hangzhou) International Library Forum Aug 2010 Shanghai Library
Japan has recently undergone a radical change in policy concerning access to government information and the role of libraries and archives, including enactment of the Public Records Management Act in July 2009. This presentation analyzes such poli...
Records Management: The Journal of the Records Management Society of Japan (66) 73-78 Mar 2014
A brief review of an article about "recordkeeping informatics," a new concept by Frank Upward, who invented "records continuum" concept, and other researchers in Australia and New Zealand. Their article is available for fee at: http://dx.doi.org/1...
Research Bulletin of Kyoto University Archives (11) 1-13 Mar 2013 [Invited]
Japanese translation of Dr. Duranti's lecture note at the international seminar "Digital Records and Archives" in Kyoto on June 23, 2012. The original lecture note and slides in English are published in the same issue at p. 15-26 and p. 27-33, res...
Translate the presentation of: Duranti, Luciana. "Trusting Digital Records: The Major Findings of the InterPARES Project." International Seminar: Digital Records and Archives (hosted by the Graduate Course in Archival Science, Gakushuin University and Kyoto University Archives) . June 23, 2012, at Shirankaikan Annex, Kyoto, Japan.
DRFIC2009 (DRF (Digital Repository Federation) International Conference) Committee Member
The 5th NTCIR((NII Test Collection for IR Systems Project) Workshop
Chair, Digital Poster Session; Co-chair, Open Submission Session
MEXT (Japan) / JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Encouragement of Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2012 Investigator(s): Takashi Koga
The aim of this research is to understand the issues of management, archiving of and access to government information from interdisciplinary perspectives, especially from those of"information management"and"law and policy." The final results inclu...
MEXT (Japan) / JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2005 - Mar 2008 Investigator(s): Junki Yaegashi
This project has investigated the possibility and the current state of cross-disciplinary alliance among social information resources, such as museums, libraries and archives. During the term of this project, we have focused our attention on neigh...