Annual Newsletter of the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University
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English News  No.12 , December 2004
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From the Director
Japan Consorthium fro Area Studies and the 21st Century Program
SRC Winter Symposium 2004 (Jan.)
SRC Summer Symposium 2004
International Symposium: Where Are Slavic Eurasian Studies Headed in the 21st Century?
International Conference, "The Status Law Syndrome"
Agreement with the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre of the University of Oxford Program
Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program
The 21st Century COE Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program
Commemorative Lecture and Farewell Party for Professor INOUE Koichi's Retirement
Welcoming Mr. MAEDA Hirotake
Our Current Staff
Ongoing Cooperative Research Projects
Guest Lectures from Abroad
Visitors from Abroad
Publications (2003-04)
The Library
Web Site Access Statistics
At a Memorial Party
INOUE Koichi
Victor Shnirelman
Paul Werth

The Library

The organization of Slavic Research Center Library has been significantly changed. From July 1st 2004, it has become a branch of the University Library. At the same time, a large portion of the work at the SRC library, such as acquisition, cataloging, and circulation have moved to the related sections in the University Library. Now the SRC Library is particularly engaged in selection and budget control, reference (the maintenance of the reference collection is included) and circulation of materials which did not move to the Central Library yet.

This was a result of long negotiation between the SRC and the University Library, which wanted to merge faculty libraries concerning humanities or social sciences, such as the Faculty of Law or Faculty of Economics, to enhance its personal resources and collection.

A large part of the materials collected by the SRC Library is concentrated in one place at the stack room of the University. Such an allocation system will be continued, at least for monographs and dissertations. At first, the SRC requested to organize a new section for Slavic materials in the university library, or reorganize the Northern Collection Room to extend its coverage to the Slavic materials, but such a proposal was not accepted. In the end, the University Library accepted to retain the SRC library, which will be kept as a service point of the University Library with no full-time administrative staff.

From this July, all newly acquired materials belong to the University Library, which is now responsible for storage and circulation of them, but they are temporarily located mainly in the SRC, because of the shortage of space at the University Library. We hope that our Slavic Collection will find a more suitable location in the University Library, serving more people, and that the new organization of the Library will help its development in the future.

TONAI Yuzuru

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