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Doshisha University
Center for License and Qualification
Job title
Assistant Professor
MLIS(University of Tsukuba), Ph.D (Library and Information Science)(University of Tsukuba)
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Sho Sato obtained Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) in 2010 from University of Tsukuba, Ph.D (Library and Information Science) in 2013 from University of Tsukuba and now is an assistant professor in Doshisha University.

He specializes in open access, academic libraries, scholarly communication, and bibliometrics.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2015
Assistant Professor, Center for License and Qualification, Doshisha University
Apr 2013
Mar 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Education and Culture, Faculty of Social Studies, Doshisha University
Apr 2011
Mar 2013
非常勤講師, 八洲学園大学 生涯学習学科
Apr 2011
Jul 2011
ティーチング・フェロー(TF), 筑波大学大学院図書館情報メディア研究科
Jul 2010
Research Assistant, Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba
Apr 2010
Graduate Students (Doctor course), Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba
Apr 2008
Mar 2010
Graduate Students (Master course), Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba

Awards & Honors

Mar 2010
研究科長表彰, 筑波大学大学院図書館情報メディア研究科
Dec 2009
DRF International Conference 2009 Best Poster Award
Winner: Sho SATO, Yuji NONAKA, Masato ONISHI, Hiroshi ITSUMURA
Jun 2009
最優秀ポスター発表, 情報メディア学会
Winner: 岡部晋典, 佐藤翔
Mar 2008
学群長表彰, 筑波大学図書館情報専門学群

Published Papers

Shoko Nakahata, Emiko Sakamoto, Akiho Oda, Noriko Kobata and Sho Sato
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology   53(1) 1-4   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
This study explores the effect of color of book cover and typeface of title and author name on human gaze behavior while browsing bookshelves. An eye-tracking experiment was performed with 23 participants, using a wearable eye-tracker and 96 books...
HARADA, Takashi and NAKAJIMA, Sachiko and SATO, Sho and YANO, Marimi
Proceedings of IFLA WLIC 2016      Aug 2016   [Refereed]
The purpose of the study described here is to develop an e-learning system called NDC-trainer to be used for library classification training. This system gives LIS students the ability to practice creating proper book classification numbers by con...
The Journal of Information Science and Technology Association   66(3) 97-140   Mar 2016   [Invited]
Although peer review is the core distinguishing feature of the modern scholarly communication, the feature has not worked today because there are too many researchers and articles for the capacity of the system. As a result, new issues such as abs...
Journal of Information Processing and Management   58(12) 908-918   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
This study clarifies the online availability of 1,209,674 articles published in Japanese society journals between 2002 and 2013. The study consists of three sections; 1) link analysis of CiNii Articles, 2) comparing investigation with J-STAGE and ...
Sho Sato, Minako Nishiura, Yuko Nagai, Hiroshi Itsumura
Doshisha Journal of Library and Information Science   25 20-37   Dec 2015
Haruki Ono, Ayako Tokumitsu, Kanako Shimoyama, Sho Sato
Proceedings of the 6th international conference on asia - pacific library and information education and practice   367-374   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Library cooperation is being attempted by many school libraries in Japan. It is possible for high school libraries to cooperate with public libraries, university libraries and other school libraries. However, it is not clear ...
Journal of Information Processing and Management   57(9) 607-617   Dec 2014   [Invited]
Sachiko Nakajima, Takashi Harada, Sho Sato, Marimi Yano
Proceedings of 2014 IIAI 3rd International Conference on Advanced Applied Informatics   539-540   Sep 2014   [Refereed]
The purpose of this study is the development of educational software for a library classification training system in the LIS program. This system provides LIS students with support in practicing how to construct class numbers for books. They can u...
Keita Tsuji, Fuyuki Yoshikane, Sho Sato, Hiroshi Itsumura
Proceedings of 2014 IIAI 3rd International Conference on Advanced Applied Informatics   76-79   Sep 2014   [Refereed]
We propose a method to recommend books
through machine learning modules based on several features, including library loan records. We evaluated the most effective
method among ones using (a) a Support Vector Machine (SVM), (b) Random Forest and (c...
Keita Tsuji, Nobuya Takizawa, Sho Sato, Ui Ikeuchi, Atsushi Ikeuchi, Fuyuki Yoshikane, Hiroshi Itsumura
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences(3rd International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO))   147 478-486   Aug 2014   [Refereed]
In order to show the effectiveness of using (a) library loan records and (b) information about book contents as a basis for book recommendations, we entered various data into a support vector machine (SVM), used it to recommend books to subjects, ...

Conference Activities & Talks

Takurou Kawamura, Kenichi Igarashi, Hiroshi Kato, Akira Maeda, Toshihiro Aoyama, Kazutsuna Yamaji, Sho Sato
Open Repositories 2015   9 Jun 2015   Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, and Virginia Tech University Libraries
The system can divide into two major components. One is the log repository which collects filtered access logs from Japanese IRs as data source. Unprocessed logs are filtered based on COUNTER-like processing such as robots exclusion. The filtering...
Adoption of designated administrator system in public libraries and operating policies of libraries: A survey of guidelines for applicants of designated administrator
Japan Society for Information and Media Studies   29 Jun 2013   Japan Society for Information and Media Studies
Committee on Japanese Materials / North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Materials (NCC) Meetings in Tandem   21 Mar 2013   
I talked about my graduate research which is about the role of institutional repositories in Japan.
After that, based on the result of the research, I tried to re-envision librarian’s role in this digital era.
May 2012   
We analyzed the rate of Japanese journal articles archived in institutional repositories based on the data of Society Copyright Policies in Japan (SCPJ) database and CiNii. As a result of analysis, only about 0.9% of Japanese journal articles publ...
The 5th SPARC Japan Seminar 2011   Feb 2012   SPARC Japan
We analyze and report the PLoS ONE articles written by Japanese authors belong to Japanese research and educational institutions by using Web of Science and comparing the results with other journal articles in the same fields. According to the inc...
Sho SATO, Mitsuo YOSHIDA, Takamasa AMBIRU, Hiroshi ITSUMURA
19th annual meeting of Japan Society of Information and Knowledge   May 2011   Japan Society of Information and Knowledge
To reveal the validity of Wikipedia as a gateway of information seeking activities, we examined more than 1,190,000 external links embedded in Japanese Wikipedia to see if there were any dead links or access problems. As a result of analysis, the ...
Sho Sato; Minako Nishiura; Hiroshi Itsumura; Tomomi Mitsuishi; Mizuki Oka; Yasuhiro Hashimoto; Myeong-Hee Lee
2010 International Symposium on the Transformation and Innovation of Library and Information Science   Nov 2010   Graduate Institute of Library and Infromation Studies, National Taiwan Normal University; Library Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan); Chinese Association of Library and Information Science Education
This paper reports the development of a platform called the pingpong platform with the aim of collecting and visualizing the information on human behavior and also the outcome of a series of design workshops held for trying out this platform. With...


Journal of Information Processing and Management   56(12) 885-888   Mar 2014   [Invited]
ガジェット通信      Mar 2010
カレントアウェアネス-E   150 E929   May 2009
佐藤 翔, サトウ ショウ
大学の図書館   27(8) 162-163   Aug 2008
大学図書館問題研究会京都支部報   267 2-4   2008
Sato, Sho(min2-fly); katz3
LibWorld: library blogging worldwide   162-170   Dec 2008