Theodore F. Welch
In the many books and articles written on the subject of librarianship in Japan, some perennial themes appear, such as, "What is librarianship?" and "What should libraries be today?" These questions reveal the incessant quest of Japanese librarians to define their profession. This reference book provides a comprehensive overview of libraries and librarianship in Japan. The volume traces the developments of traditional and modern libraries and describes what they have become in modern times.