Renewal of Institutional Fixed-Price Service for 2012

Please take the procedures for the next fiscal year 2012 (April 2012 - March 2013)
Please renew the contract by March 31, 2012, or the service will be automatically terminated in April.
We look forward to having you as an institutional user in the next fiscal year.

1. Renewal of Institutional Fixed-price Service.
*Only for the Administrator of the institution who made contract CiNii Institutional Fixed-price Service.

[Time period]
Wednesday, February 1 - Saturday, March 31, 2012
*The renewal period is limited only during the above dates.
[Price (April 2012 - march 2013)]
The price have not changed from those in FY 2011 (CiNii Terms of Use (PDF))
[To confirm your current institutional data]
  1. Login with your administrator ID and password at the Administrator login page.
  2. Click "Change institution data".
  3. Change institution data page (This year's registered data is shown).
[Renewal Procedure]

Renewal can be done through the website without any paper procedure.

  1. Login with your administrator ID and password at the Administrator login page.
    *The administrator ID is not the same as a CiNii individual ID.
    *Your Administrator ID and password are stated in the notification that has been sent to the contract person when the contract started.
    * If there are any changes for the current data, it needs to be modified before the renewal procedure.
  2. Click "Renewal application".
  3. Read the "Usage Regulations" and click "I Agree".
  4. Update your institutional data and click "Next". (Your data for 2011 will be saved separately.)
  5. Confirm your renewal data and click "Next".
  6. The contract renewal has been completed. Please save your application number displayed for any inquiries.

2. About the renewal of CiNii on November 2011
CiNii was renewed on November 2011(JST). The new and upgraded features are below:

  1. CiNii Books

    CiNii Books is a service that enables searching of information on books and journals that are held in university libraries in Japan. It is possible to search for about 10 million titles held in 1200 university libraries (totaled over 100 million books), and about 1.5 million authors of these books that has been accumulated through the online cataloging system (NACSIS-CAT) which NII provides.
    The Existing article search service CiNii was renamed "CiNii Articles", and the part of design has been renewed.
    CiNii Books screenshots
    Features of CiNii Books
    • CiNii Books contains wide variety of books - recent books, classics, foreign books, CD, DVD,etc.
    • Users can check the list of libraries in Japan holding the books or journals they are searching for. It is possible to retrieve it by limiting specific areas and libraries.
    • Directly linking to the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) page of university libraries from book or journal page enables users to search for the details such as whether it is available now.
    • If the full text is provided by CiNii Articles, users can follow the link to the full text documents.
    • Offering Web APIs(Application Program Interface) are available from other systems and web services.

    Libraries connected to the online cataloging system (NACSIS-CAT) are able to set and display a link to their OPACs on CiNii Books by adding the data to information on connected library of NACSIS-CAT database, if their OPAC can receive NCID as a parameter.

    For details, please check the page below.
    *The following Information is Japanese only, English version of help pages about CiNii Books are in the make and will be up soon.
    I cannot click on the "OPAC" button.
  2. Full Text Search (beta ver.)

    The full text search function (beta ver.) to search within the full text document provided by CiNii Articles is now available.
    CiNii performs automatic character recognition of the full text documents of Academic Society Journals or Research Bulletins in the CiNii database so that users can search within the full text. Search results include records which do not contain search words in the title and keywords, so users will come across articles they have not found before.
    External links such as "CiNii Link" or "IR FullText" or "J-STAGE" are not included in the full text search.

3. Renewal of Site License Individual ID
*For all the Site License Individual ID Users.

[Time period]
Sunday, April 1 - Thursday, May 31, 2012.
* The renewal period is limited only during the above dates.
A Site License Individual ID is renewable only from a computer within the institution after April 1.
We will inform about the renewal of Site License Individual ID for the users by E-mail later.
* To check whether or not your institution has renewed its contract, please see FY 2012 renewal status list of Institutions with Fixed-Price Contracts.
4. Others
[Provision conditions of contents]

*Above page is based on current provision condition. If there are any changes for next year, we will inform about it in early April on this page


[For inquiries about CiNii in general]
CiNii Desk
National Institute of Informatics
[For inquiries about payment methods]
Account Team, Budget and Account Division