Leaving Room 413

At the end of March, 2014, I’ll retire from full-time service as a professor at Kyoto Notre Dame University (KNDU). I’ve taught at KNDU since October 1, 1977, and I’ll continue to teach on a part-time basis as I devote more time to other activities. As a part-time teacher, I will no longer have my […]

Decommissioning the POETS Web Server

At the end of 2013 (January 1, 2014 here in Japan) I shut down a Web server, Personalized Online Electronic Text Services (POETS), at Kyoto Notre Dame University. Now all requests to POETS are redirected to a page on my personal Web site at the university, POETS Web server retired December 31, 2013. As I […]

Trends in academic information services (2011-01)

I wrote this in January, 2011, for members of the Academic Information Center. Trends in academic information services There are quite a few lists of short-term and long-long trends in academic libraries and information services. Some are speculative, and some are visible now. Here is my attempt to reduce the number of trends to a […]

Librarianship in the 21st Century (2011-01)

Librarianship in the 21st Century – Original English Version This essay was written in January, 2011, for KNDU librarians and LIS students, translated to Japanese by Akio Hattori, and printed in the KNDU Librarian and School Librarian Program Newsletter, Vol. 6 (PDF, Japanese): 京都ノートルダム女子大学 司書 司書教諭課程・ニューズレター 第6号. In the 21st century librarians must possess knowledge […]