North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC)
Your umbrella for Japanese information resources, NCC creates programs and online services to support the research needs of the field of Japanese studies and for users with any interest in Japan, anywhere. This site also provides links to many recommended instructional and topical sites related to Japan.
Founded in 1991, NCC works closely with librarians, faculty, and funding agencies to strengthen Japanese language collections and to promote access to information in all forms and formats. The NCC collaborates closely with Japanese institutions, leading organizations in North America, and globally throughout the fields of Japanese studies to develop consortial relationships, to create and disseminate services. NCC provides open access to individuals and groups who do not have Japanese resources available, and develops online instruction on the efficient navigation and use of those resources for such users.
NCC serves as a vocal advocate for broader access to Japanese information for all users, and stands ready to work with librarians, faculty, students, and others to develop new initiatives to meet emerging library and information resource needs to advance Japanese studies scholarship and to benefit understanding internationally.