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UPDATE : 2012.3.30 

About Us

  • Kyoto University Library established its Research and Development Laboratory (hereafter R & D Lab) in April 1996 in order to improve management and services of the libraries of schools and research institutions at the university. In January 2009, Prof. Takashi Koga became R & D Lab's first full time member.

Members (as of FY 2011)


  • Nobuo Hayashi (Director General, Kyoto University Library / Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University)

Member (Full time)

  • Takashi Koga (Associate Professor, R & D Lab, Kyoto University Library)

Members (Adjunct)

  • Koji Koyamada (Professor, Institute for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education, Kyoto University)
  • Hajime Kita (Professor, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University)
  • Kyoko Inagaki (Professor, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University)
  • Takaaki Komura (IT Architect, Institute for Information Management and Communication, Kyoto University)


  • Takashi Hikihara (Vice Director General, Kyoto University Library Network / Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)

Current Research Topics

Information Literacy Instruction

  • To promote the librariesf information literacy instruction activities, including "An Introduction to Information Retrieval" course for undergraduate students.

Information System

  • To conduct research activities toward the introduction of improved library systems.


Research and Development Laboratory, Kyoto University Library
Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 6068501 Japan
Fax: +81-75-753-2629
Email: tkoga [at] (please replace [at] with @ .)