Singapore Workshop on a Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center
June 24-26, 2005
Program and Abstracts
JPARC Working Group (conference members) resource site (password necessary)
pdf of all abstracts (June 17 version)
Developing an On-Line Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center
Joshua Young, GloPAC Coordinator/Research Associate, Cornell University. <glopacadmin[at]cornell.edu>Description
The three-day symposium was held to:
1) introduce currently available technologies and present ideas for creating new technological tools to be used in creating an on-line resource center for the Japanese performing arts (JPARC);
2) describe and discuss resources from around the world that could be used in creating the Japanese resource center;
3) train participants to enter materials into the Global Performing Arts Database where all items used in JPARC will be stored and fully described;
4) discuss legal, linguistic, and geographic issues involved in creating this resource center;
5) explore possible funding opportunities for implementing JPARC.
Conference Schedule, June 24-June 26, 2005
Welcome and Introductions
Introduction to GloPAC and its projects
GloPAD, A demonstration of the on-line database and its connections to JPARC
The reports for this panel will describe existing digital tools and strategies and present plans for creating new tools that could be used in on-line resource centers.
Performing Arts Online: Models of Performing Arts Resource Sites
Reusable Interfaces for Reusable Archives
Online Viewing of Historical Materials: The UC Berkeley Japanese Historical Maps Project
The reports in this panel will focus on the types of materials available in the collections and in what forms these materials are available to researchers and students not in residence at the institutions. The panel discussion will consider what gaps in current world-wide resources on Japanese performing arts these collections could fill, and the key issues of using the materials within JPARC.
Electronic databases for antiquarians? Extra-repertory noh play texts in the digital performing arts world
Hosei Nohgaku Institute Collection, Hosei University
On-line Databases of Kabuki Materials: Models of Current Resource Sites – Ritsumeikan's Art Research Center
Technologies and Resources for the Study of Puppetry
This panel will explore the state of Japanese performing arts resources in the international environment, on the one hand concentrating on what collections of materials might be internationalized by being made available through JPARC, and on the other hand examining international needs for the study of Japanese performing arts that could be addressed by JPARC. These needs include such matters as access to images and video clips, but also authoritative translations of vocabulary or scripts by means of GloPAD's multilingual features.
International Resources for Costumes and Masks
Resources in the St. Petersburg and Moscow museums and libraries
Japanese Elements in Southeast Asian Theatre
Papers for this session will describe learning/research modules that the authors wish to create for JPARC. In the panel discussion participants will share ideas inspired by each others' projects and by earlier sessions in the conference.
This half-day workshop will demonstrate the functioning of the input system of GloPAD, explain the conceptual structures of the database and let the participants familiarize themselves by using the on-line system with expert supervision. Some participants will continue to enter items into the database after they have returned to their home institutions.
This training workshop will be led by Susan Specter, GloPAC Managing Editor and Trainer, and Joshua Young, GloPAC Research Associate.
This round-table discussion will be led by Lim Beng Choo and Karen Brazell. In addition to issues that have arisen during the course of the conference, the discussion will address the following issues:
Monica Bethe, Professor, Otani University, Japan
Michael Watson ( Virtual presence), Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
Steven Nelson, Professor, Hosei University, Japan
Akama Ryô, Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Karen Brazell, Goldwin Smith Graduate Professor of Japanese Theatre, Cornell University; GloPAC Director
Henry Smith, Professor, Columbia University
Ann Ferguson, Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Washington
Joshua Young, Research Associate, GloPAC at Cornell University
Susan Specter, GloPAC Managing Editor and Trainer at Cornell University
Liz Dreyer, Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre, New York
Yuki Ishimatsu, Japanese Collections Librarian, University of California Berkeley
Nikolai Pesochinsky, Associate Professor, Theatre Research Department, St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy; Regional Director for GloPAC
Ken Takiguchi, Assistant Director, The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur; Pro-tem committee member, Malaysian Alliance of Technical Theatre
Beng Choo Lim, Assistant Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore; Regional Director for GloPAC
Yow Wei Chui, Senior System Analyst, Central Library, National University of Singapore;Chinese Opera Society Singapore
Joan Wee, Research student
Yee Sok Kiang, Research student, GloPAC participant