Japanese language, Libraries, Japan


I. Introduction. The University of Tsukuba opened its doors in October 1973 as a university of tomorrow with (1) the introduction of a new framework for education and research, (2) a novel university management, and (3) an open university as its three distinguishing features. During the preparatory stages for founding the university, plans were made to establish a computer center and introduce a large-scale computer. At this early stage, research and development could be carried out to develop centralized operations control and efficient uses of the computer, as well as applications of the computer to education, research, and university administration. In 1978, the Computer Center was reorganized as the Science Information Processing Center.