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From September 2019, Keio and Waseda University Libraries will be using a new library system together aiming to improve the library services.

Features of the new system

Features of the new system

  1. New KOSMOS is the cloud-based SaaS system. 1,800 academic libraries in 41 countries have already adopted the same system. New KOSMOS will enable its users to keep up with the rapidly changing information technology and scholarly communication.
  2. You can search and find the books and journals in both Keio and Waseda University  libraries. You can also search for more academic information such as peer-reviewed journal articles which Keio is subscribing to and freely available contents.


Schedule and changes in services
The libraries have to suspend the current system and limit the services for the system and data migration in August. The New KOSMOS will be launched in September along with the new circulation rules.

  1.  In August, the libraries may be closed, or open with limited services
  2. The URL and interface of KOSMOS will change in September
  3. We will simplify and unify the current loan rules.
     

New Kosmos : Conseptual Diagram

Schedule and changes in services

The libraries have to suspend the current system and limit the services for the system and data migration in August. The New KOSMOS will be launched in September along with the new circulation rules. For more details, please refer to "Changes in Library Services and Hours."

     Changes in services

  1. The URL and interface of KOSMOS will change in September.
  2. We will simplify and unify the current loan rules.
  • Loan Rules and Renewal Rules will be changed.
  • Timings for Sending Due Date Reminders will be unified.
  • Your student/faculty ID card or library card will be required when returning library item.

Schedules and Notes
When migrating data and system, we have to limit our services and hours temporarily.

  1. We will suspend of new books and journals from late July to the end of August.
  2. Our services and hours are limited temporarily in August.
  3. All reservations of library items, as of Monday August 26, would be cancelled automatically.
  4. Each patron is required to download his or her own My Library and My Shelf of KOSMOS by August 26.
    For the download method, see "Data Downloads for My Library & My Shelf".
  5. The system migration is scheduled in September.

Contact Info

The libraries have to suspend the current system and limit the services for the system and data migration in August. The New KOSMOS will be launched in September along with the new circulation rules.

 

 

Keio University Media Center
Reference

email:  mc-keioref-group@keio.jp
Online Reference
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