Even before the pandemic pushed for a rapid amplification of remote communications and digital media students have been researching the structure, use, and impact of digital media. For students engaged in East Asian studies the opportunities to present and discuss findings has a home at the UW Tateuchi East Asia Library (TEAL) thanks to Azusa Tanaka, the Japanese collection librarian. This is an informal gathering, held on the last Monday of the month, at which people interested in the use of digital scholarship methods in East Asian studies share projects and ideas.
This autumn quarter included Lauren Hwayoung Lee (Ph.D Student, Japan Studies): Text analysis project on Japanese news editorials, and Professor Clair Yang (Jackson School of International Studies): A conversation on digital scholarship.
Students and faculty may contact Azusa and sign up on-line HERE.
Tanaka’s own focus on digital scholarship — in the form of access — resulted in winning of the 2019 Library Journal ‘Innovators’ award for her work in developing an online, searchable compilation of finding aids for 156 multivolume (two to 100) Japanese-language sets held in academic libraries around the United States. Tanaka “has almost single-handedly advanced Japanese studies librarianship in the [United States],” says nominator Daniel McKee, Japanese bibliographer at Cornell University Library, “setting up systems for enhanced discoverability that will have positive repercussions on [cutting-edge] research for decades to come.”