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How the Staff of the Parliamentary Library should serve the Parliament in the Digital Age. Strenghtening the Parliament. Enhancing Democracy. The Role of Parliamentary Libraries in Enhancing Democracy in the Digital Age.

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The role of parliamentary libraries in enhancing democracy in the digital age

Strenghtening the Parliament Parliament

Enhancing Democracy

The Role of Parliamentary Libraries in Enhancing Democracy in the Digital Age

  • Strengthening the Legislative Support of Parliamentary Libraries for the Parliament

by IT

  • Article 130 of the Diet Law

    • The National Diet Library shall be established in the Diet … in order to assist Diet Members in their study and research.

  • To help the Parliament to be more open and transparent through disclosure of information coming from the Parliament

by IT


Total system for research and information service
Total System for Research and Information Service Parliament

Available in 1997

  • Tracking Request System

    • to assist our day-to-day support operations to the Diet

  • Information Sharing System

    • “Chosa no Mado”

    • to provide Members of the Diet with access to our research products


Total system for research and information service1

Inquiry Parliament

Division

staff

Total System for Research and Information Service

  • Tracking Request System -Search Result Page-


Total system for research and information service2
Total System for Research and Information Service Parliament

  • Tracking Request System

    -answer-


Total system for research and information service3
Total System for Research and Information Service Parliament

  • Tracking Request System

    -answer-


Total system for research and information service4
Total System for Research and Information Service Parliament

Dead Line

Division

staff

  • Tracking Request System

    -Statistics-

region

Research report

domestic

loan

Foreign Cases

copy


Total system for research and information service5
Total System for Research and Information Service Parliament

  • Tracking Request System

    -Approvals-


Total system for research and information service6

Under preparation Parliament

Status

Underinput

Underresearch

Finished

Total System for Research and Information Service

  • Tracking Request System

    -Search Result Page-


Total System for Research and Information Service Parliament

  • Information Sharing System

    -Degitized version of a research report-


Total System for Research and Information Service Parliament

  • Chosa no Mado, Window for Research

    Top Page: Gateway of our Electronic Information

Legislative Information Library


Total System for Research and Information Service Parliament

  • Chosa no Mado, Window for Research

    Legislative Information Library

Top folder


Total System for Research and Information Service Parliament

  • Chosa no Mado , Window for Research

    Legislative Information Library


Total System for Research and Information Service Parliament

  • Chosa no Mado , Window for Research

    Research Report

    stored in ‘Legislative Information Library’


The full text database system for the minutes of the diet
The Full-Text Database System for the Minutes of the Diet Parliament

Joint Project

by

Secretariat of the House of Representatives

Secretariat of the House of Councillors

National Diet Library

All minutes of the postwar Diet,

for the period of 54 years

from the first session in 1947

1.3 million pages, 86,000 meetings


Full-Text Database System for the Minutes of the Diet Parliament

Top Page

http://kokkai.ndl.go.jp/



Full-Text Database System for the Minutes of the Diet Parliament

List of meetings

content

Search Result Page



The full text database system for the minutes of the diet1

Accesses Parliament

to the Internet : 710,099

The Full-Text Database System for the Minutes of the Diet

  • Strengthening legislative support

  • Making the Diet more Open and Transparent

to the Diet Wan : 268,581


Ndl opac
NDL OPAC Parliament

National Diet Library Online Public Access Catalog

National Diet Library

Tokyo Main Library

Foundation System of an Electronic Library

OPAC

the International Library of Children's Literature

Kansai-kan


Dnavi

Database Parliament

Database

National Diet Library

Users

Dnavi

Database Navigation Service


web resources Parliament

Japanese Government

web robot

harvesting

2002 FIFA World Cup

WARP

Web Archiving Project


Other benefits brought about by it
Other benefits Parliamentbrought about by IT

  • PC provided for each researcher

  • The Internet

  • Electronic Journals and Commercial Databases

OCLC ECO

ProQuest-Direct

Inside Web

Nikkei 21


Problems remaining

Decline in the predominancy of the National Diet Library Parliament

Problems remaining

National DietLibrary7.7 million books,

170,000 titles of serials

Information on the Internetgovernmentsinternational organizations think tanks


Problems remaining1

Decline in the predominancy of the National Diet Library Parliament

Problems remaining

Competitors

  • Lagisrature

    Secretariat and Legislative Bureau

    of the House of Representatives

    Secretariat and Legislative Bureau

    of the House of Councillors

  • Think tanks


Problems remaining2

Decline in the predominancy of the National Diet Library Parliament

Problems remaining

  • Informational Flood

Library Materials

Information on the Internet

We must

  • judge

  • Analyze

  • Explain plainly


Problems remaining3

Our Web site Parliament

WTO

Our new Web site

BSE

Problems Remaining

  • The Means of Information Dispatch

Providing Information Electronically

Briefings with Paper Materials

?

SelectiveDisseminationInformationService


Problems remaining4
Problems remaining Parliament

  • IT Literacy

  • Internet population: 46 million

  • Diffusion rate: 36%

  • IT-challenged


Problems remaining5

Diet Parliament

General Public

Information from Diet

Statute

Petition

Bill

interlinked

Minute

Problems remaining

Japanese Legislature

  • Providing Information generated in the Diet Cooperation among legislative support organizations

House of Representatives

House of Councillors

National Diet Library


Problems remaining6
Problems remaining Parliament

30,000 requests/y

10times in 30 years

  • Can IT reduce staff?

  • Requirement of good Information and Products

  • Expansion of Diet Service

  • Greater workload


Problems remaining7

Adverse effects of IT Parliament

Problems remaining

Press the key of

Hiragana

Chinese Character

Convert!

  • To acquire Information too Easy

  • To lower the Quality of our Work


In the Digital Age Parliament

Traditional Approach to Research

  • Attractive Information

    • to be more accessible

  • Service for the Diet

    • to expand


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