Renewal of Institutional Fixed-Price Service for FY 2014

February 1, 2014

Please take the procedures for the next fiscal year 2014 (April 2014 - March 2015)
Please renew the contract by March 31, 2014, 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]
Saturday, February 1 - Monday, March 31, 2014
* The renewal period is limited only during the above dates.
 
[Price (April 2014 - March 2015)]
CiNii Terms of Use (PDF)
* CiNii Service Usage Detailed Regulations reflecting the tax increase price will be up soon on the page of CiNii terms of use.
 
[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.
    * 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 2013 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 function enhancement of CiNii on the fiscal year 2013

The new and upgraded features of CiNii on the fiscal year 2013 are below:

[System migration]
System migration of CiNii Articles and CiNii Books took place from fiscal year 2012 to the first half of fiscal year 2013. The performance of the system was much improved and CiNii became more easier to use.
  
[API improvement]
Output items have been added to APIs of CiNii Articles and CiNii Books. Also, APIs now support JSON-LD and cross-domain asynchronous communication.
* API is a mechanism for using the data from external systems. This will increase new services which are utilizing CiNii meta data and access to the articles
 
  
[Addition of information on CiNii Books]
Description and table of contents are now displayed on book & journal details page and these can be searched in the search bar in "Content Search(Beta)" tab.
Content Search(Beta) tab and author name transcription
Content Search(Beta) tab and author name transcription

Example of Description and table of contents
Example of Description and table of contents
  
[Improvement of search specifications for the CiNii Books]
By revising normalization process of variant characters and signs, the search containing these characters have become easier. Also, it is now possible to search by alias names or auther ID in the advanced search.


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

[Time period]
Tuesday, April 1 - Saturday, May 31, 2014.
* The renewal period is limited only during the above dates.
 
[Instruction]
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 2014 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

Inquiries:

[For inquiries about CiNii in general]
CiNii Desk
National Institute of Informatics
user-request@nii.ac.jp
 
[For inquiries about payment methods]
Finance and Accounting Team, General Affairs Division
keiri@nii.ac.jp