This department produces talented individuals who play key roles in society, and who have the high level of expertise and practical abilities needed to address the changing situation of society, going beyond the boundaries of the humanities and the sciences.
Careers developed in our department include the following:
Recordkeeping specialists working for public organizations, central or local governments and private companies, often as archivists and record managers.
Specialists who have in-depth knowledge in a specific field, such as subject librarians.
Professionals who develop a theory or system by applying information and communication technology, such as data engineers.
Managers of organizations who must solve problems and formulate strategies by controlling and disseminating information.
Researchers who develop and advance the new academic field related to information management and provision, or library science.
The Doctoral Program aims to develop human resources who can deepen and develop “Library Science” based on the fundamental knowledge and abilities they acquired in the Master’s Program. To this end, we need to enable students to acquire the abilities to:
Possible career courses after graduation for students with these abilities are:
Students who follow this course will become teachers in such institutions as universities. They will be able to solve various problems at institutions of information management and services, to deepen and develop Library Science, and to develop human resources for the next generation. These students can be expected to play an active role in Library Science and other related fields (Library and Information Science, Records Management & Archival Science, and Information Science).
Students who follow this course will become individuals who will propose new models of information management and access that can respond to changes in the distribution of information, user needs, information and communication technology, and information law at institutions of information management and services such as libraries, archives, companies’ records management divisions, as well as be able to lead an organization. Concrete examples are: