The Institute for Japanese Studies presents:
Ann Marie Davis
Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies Librarian
The Ohio State University
"Remote Research and Teaching: Japanese E-Resources at OSU Libraries"
Flyer: Ann Marie Davis Flyer [PDF]
Abstract: Now more than ever, we find ourselves reliant on eBooks and online databases to pursue our work as researchers, students, and scholars. OSU Libraries offers an abundance of e-resources, but sometimes the sheer volume can feel overwhelming. Where does one start when looking for Japanese eBooks, streaming media sites, online Tadoku (extensive reading) materials, or contemporary and archival newspaper databases? In this hands-on workshop, Japanese Studies Librarian Ann Marie Davis will demonstrate how to access such materials -- from Japanese eBooks (on new platforms like KinoDen), to major databases like Japan Knowledge (the largest corpus of reference resource materials in Japan) and JKBooks (a specialized eBook platform with volumes of primary sources and antique texts). In addition, she will discuss National Diet Library digital collections, indexes to Japanese language articles, and much more. Come with questions to this interactive workshop about e-Resources available through OSU Libraries and beyond!
*NOTE: This workshop will be tailored to the research and teaching needs of OSU students, faculty, and staff. It will emphasize subscription-based databases that require active OSU credentials (e.g. name.#) to log on.
Ann Marie Davis is Assistant Professor and Japanese Studies Librarian at The Ohio State University. In her current position, she manages OSU’s Japanese Studies Collections, including its world class Manga Collection, one of the largest collections of Japanese comics outside of Japan. Prior to her work at OSU, she was a history professor at Connecticut College where she taught courses on Japanese History, East Asian Empire and Expansion, and Global Sex Trafficking. She earned a Master’s in Regional Studies-East Asia at Harvard University; a PhD in Japanese History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and a Master’s in Library Science at Southern Connecticut State University. Her recent book manuscript, Imagining Prostitution in Modern Japan, 1850–1913, was published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield, in 2019.
Free and Open to the Public
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This event is supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.