Menu
Home
Log in / Register
 
Home arrow Management arrow Inherent Strategies in Library Management
Source

Organisation and Functions of the NDL (April 2002)

In April 2002, the NDL once again shifted towards function-based organisation (see Fig. 4.17, as shown by data analysed in 2007). Under this new mode of management, the acquisitions department was primarily responsible for selecting library collections. The bibliography department prepared bibliographies and catalogues, the public services department provided reference-only materials and photocopying services, and the reference and special collections department provided reference services based on special collections. As the organisation was now structured around the various subjects and functions, the reference and special collections department adopted an organisational structure that was based primarily on the subjects. Because of this, the reference and special collections department’s range of library duties varied greatly, and the amount also increased.

Acquisitions

Acquisitions

Functional

Technical Services

Domestic Materials

Foreign Materials

Preservation

Books

Public Services

Media-based

Knowledge of Media/ Technical Services/ Public Services

Technical Services

Bibliography

Classics Collections

Serials

Index

Media-based

Serials

Newspapers

Photoduplication Service

Reference and Special Collections

Reference

Subject-based

(Media-based)

Knowledge of Subjects/Reference

Science and Technology

Modern Japanese Political Documents

Asian Collection

Special Collections

Research and Legislative Reference Bureau

International Library of Children's Literature, Branch of the NDL

Toyo Bunko (Oriental Library), Branch of the NDL

Detached Library in the Diet

Departments

Divisions/Sections

Type of Organisation

Specialties

Administrative

Department

General Affairs

Planning

Electronic Library Development Office

Personnel

Accounting

Welfare

Facilities Management

Information Systems

Kansai-kan Development Office

Library Cooperation

Library Research Centre

Cooperation with Libraries for the Blind

Branch Libraries

Domestic Cooperation

International Cooperation

Functional

Administration/ Human Resources

Information Technology

Project Management

Functional

Research

Cooperation

Acquisitions

Acquisitions

Functional

Technical Services

Domestic Materials

Foreign Materials

Preservation

Books

Public Services

Media-based

Knowledge of Media/ Technical Services/ Public Services

Technical Services

Bibliography

Classics Collections

Serials

Index

Media-based

Serials

Newspapers

Photoduplication Service

Reference and Special Collections

Reference

Subject-based

(Media-based)

Knowledge of Subjects/Reference

Science and Technology

Modern Japanese Political Documents

Asian Collection

Special Collections

Research and Legislative Reference Bureau

International Library of Children's Literature, Branch of the NDL

Toyo Bunko (Oriental Library), Branch of the NDL

Detached Library in the Diet

When function-based organisation was adopted, the number of duties decreased dramatically (see Fig. 4.11). In the early 2000s, the quantity of library material acquired clearly increased, while the number of employees evidently diminished. Therefore, by rationalising the library’s operations with function-based organisation, efficiency was gained in how large quantities of materials were processed. This is in contrast with the implementation of media-based organisation in 1986, which limited the library’s work productivity, and likely made it difficult to process large quantities of work by 2002.

Other unique features include the fact that the electronic resources section was established under the management of the public services department. This section was established to organise electronic materials that had increased in their quantity, due to the growth of information technology and digital collections. It can be seen that the contents of this work differed from all previous library work up to that point. At that time, duties related to information technology, electronic resources and digitisation were scattered within each organisation of the NDL, and the library executives struggled to deal with them.

 
Source
Found a mistake? Please highlight the word and press Shift + Enter  
< Prev   CONTENTS   Next >
 
Subjects
Accounting
Business & Finance
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Engineering
Environment
Geography
Health
History
Language & Literature
Law
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Political science
Philosophy
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Travel