Ayumu Saito

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Ayumu Saito
Kyoto University
The Kyoto University Museum


Mr. Ayumu Saito graduated from the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. He then completed his graduate course in archival science from the Graduate School of Humanities, Gakushuin University. After graduating from Waseda University, he began a career as an editor in Tokyo. In 2016, he took on the role of archivist at the Research Resource Archive, Kyoto University. His field of specialty is architectural records from the 1970s in the United States and Japan. He is also interested in art and fashion archives, amongst others.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2016
Program-Specific Assistant Professor, Research Resource Archive, The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University
Apr 2012
Mar 2016
Part Time Lecturer, Joshibi University of Art and Design
Feb 2015
Feb 2015
Lecturer (Non-Full-time), Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba


Apr 2013
Mar 2018
Doctor's Programs, Graduate Course in Archival Science, Graduate School of Humanities, Gakushuin University
Apr 2011
Mar 2013
Master's Programs, Graduate Course in Archival Science, Graduate School of Humanities, Gakushuin University
Apr 1998
Mar 2002
Department of Architecture,, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

Awards & Honors

May 2013
Exemption from repayment for graduate school students with particularly outstanding academic achievements, Japan Student Services Organization

Published Papers

Ayumu Saito
Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ)   83(750) 1599-1609   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
This study considers the relationship between architectural records and the Copyright Act of Japan. There are three types of limitations and exceptions to copyright: (i) for the “National Archives of Japan, etc.” and “local archives, etc.”; (ii) f...
Ayumu Saito
Transactions of AIJ. Journal of architecture, planning and environmental engineering   83(744) 353-363   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
This paper examines the characteristics of architectural documents in Japan using quantitative analysis. The research objective was the result of a nationwide survey entrusted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs to the Architectural Institute of Ja...
Ayumu Saito
GCAS report = 学習院大学大学院人文科学研究科アーカイブズ学専攻研究年報   (6) 60-76   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
The aim of this article is to explain the history of the US archives from the 1970s until its development around the 1990s and thereafter, following some American archival appraisal studies such as that of Frank Boles’ Archival Appraisal. We can b...
Analyzing Appraisal Decision Criteria for Architectural Records: North American Practices since the 1970s
Ayumu Saito
Journal of the Japan Society for Archival Science   (24) 4-28   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the appraisal guidelines of the architectural records using a centralized measure. Due to the lack of substantiation in archival appraisal theory, Dr. Frank Boles had insisted on the need for “micro-apprais...
The Journal of Information Science and Technology Association   66(4) 153-159   Apr 2016   [Invited]
This paper reveals how archivists use the bibliographic information retrieval system; we summarized the concept of standards for archival description and analyzed the bibliographic information retrieval system that conforms to the standards. First...


Ayumu Saito
Journal of architecture and building science   133(1718) 4-6   Dec 2018   [Invited]
Ayumu Saito
DMC Review   (5) 27-35   Mar 2018   [Invited]
Ayumu Saito
The Kyoto University Museum Newsletter   (41) 7-7   Nov 2017
Ayumu Saito
Research Bulletin of Kyoto University Archives   (15) 75-78   Mar 2017   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

Ayumu Saito
1st Kyoto University Research Data Management Workshop   6 Oct 2018   
Ayumu Saito
The 86th Digital Archive Salon: Report on the Museums Archives in the North America   15 Jun 2018   Digital Archive Salon, Japan Art Documentation Society
Thinking about the Archival Function in Kyoto University 1: On the Practice in Research Resource Archive [Invited]
Ayumu Saito
The 93th Seminar of the Kyoto University Museum   11 May 2018   The Kyoto University Museum
Ayumu Saito
The Japan Society for Archival Science Annual meeting 2018   22 Apr 2018   The Japan Society for Archival Science
Ayumu Saito
Workshop on architectural archives   28 Jan 2018   Architectural Institute of Japan, Japan Art Documentation Society


Apr 2017   Registered Archivist of the Japan Society for Archival Science
Aug 2015   Successful Completion of Architectural Records: Managing Design and Construction Records, SAA Workshop, 2015
Ayumu Saito has been awarded 1.5 continuing education units and 10 section: B.3.b archival recertification credits upon successful completion of Architectural Records: Managing Design and Construction Records.