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No. 12 (September 2012) Contents & Summaries of some articles

Contents

Frontispiece
Foreword Kazuko Sakata 1
Research reports
The Great East Japan Earthquake and support for children's reading and school libraries Yumiko Kasai 3
Children's literature in Ireland: passing down the memory of the people to children Satoko Morino 8
Children's books in Latvia Ayumi Kurosawa 18
Children's books in Indonesia: past and present Sylvia Tjokrowati Mihira 29
Cooperation forum for children's services FY2011: public libraries' learning support for schools and school libraries Children's Services Division 39
Concept and details of the exhibition “Japanese children’s literature : a history from the International Library of Children’s Literature” Takeo Miyakawa 42
Our new program of the small collection exhibition,“Children’s Books in the Victorian Era ; from the Winnington-Ingram Collection” Kazuhiko Fujimoto 47
Column
The Great East Japan Earthquake and the International Library of Children’s Literature Yumi Tobita 52
International exchange
International exchange on the Caribbean island! : 77th IFLA General Conference Naoko Kobayashi 54
Lecture“Children’s books in the Occupation Period : from the Gordon W. Prange Collection” Planning and Cooperation Division 57
The list of foreign visitors and guests Planning and Cooperation Division 60
Column
Digitization of our children’s magazine collections Hiroko Ito 61
The list of events and activities ; January,2011-March,2012 63
ILCL activity report 65
ILCL in figures 83
ILCL user guide 89

Summaries of some articles

The Great East Japan Earthquake and support for children's reading and school libraries

By Yumiko Kasai

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake hit Japan on March 11th, 2011, Yumiko Kasai, Associate professor of Tamagawa University, has organized the activity of sending books to children in the affected area. This essay describes the outline of her activity and examines its problems. According to her, professional organizations and those concerned need to cooperate and prepare for disasters, deliberating how to support children through books, reading and particularly, school libraries when a disaster occurs.

Children's literature in Ireland : passing down the memory of the people to children

By Satoko Morino

Satoko Morino, Professor of Shizuoka University and Adjunct Researcher of the ILCL, made a list of recommended Irish children's books and related materials in 2010. In this essay, she shows characteristics of Irish children's literature, the situation of publishing, children's book awards and major works which won the awards.

Children's books in Latvia

By Ayumi Kurosawa

Ayumi Kurosawa, the translator and Adjunct Researcher of the ILCL, made a list of recommended Latvian children's books and related materials in 2011. In this essay, she shows the history of Latvian children's literature, popular Latvian folktales, children's fiction, the situation of publishing, children's book awards and major works which won the awards.

Children's books in Indonesia : past and present

By Sylvia Tjokrowati Mihira

Sylvia Tjokrowati Mihira, Adjunct Researcher of the ILCL, made a list of recommended Indonesian children's books and related materials in 2012. In this essay, giving the historical background, she describes major children's literary works and the situation of publication and distribution of children's books.

Concept and details of the exhibition "Japanese children's literature : a history from the International Library of Children's Literature"

By Takeo Miyakawa

Takeo Miyakawa, Professor of Musashino University; Faculty of Literature and the supervisor of the exhibition "Japanese children's literature: a history from the International Library of Children's Literature," which opened in February 2011, reveals its concept and focus.