Leveraging Local Networks and International Partnerships in Japanese Collection Development

Molly Des Jardin & Michael P. Williams
This chapter details the development of the Penn Libraries’ Japanese Naval Collection, from its inception in a student’s scrapbook discovery to the iterative process of searching for and purchasing Imperial Japanese Navy Training Fleet materials and related items. It also encompasses promotion of the collection online by making digital facsimiles available and posting about its context and import on social media. Des Jardin and Williams re-envision the acquisitions, cataloging, digitization, and promotion process as the...
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