July, 2012 Media Center Mid-Range Plan 2012-2015 1. Build a use environment suitable for resources in both 「Print and Digital」format Properly develop the「Print and Digital」collections that sustain education, research, and medical care; in addition, provide reliable use environment and services for the collections (1) Review of the policies for「Print and Digital」collection development According to the high costs of e-resources and the change in the importance to remote access services from on-site services, establish the policies for the followings: collection and preservation, for print resources; license agreement and acquisition, for e-resources. Then, build suitable collections along the policies. (2) Improvement in「Discovery Service」 Improve functions for integrated search like mainly KOSMOS: expansion of the target data and continuation of retrospective conversion, in order to ensure a reliable access to the resources and information needed. Particularly enhance discovery services by improving navigation functions and proceed with visualization of resources and information. (3) Establishment of e-book services and contribution to digitization of Japanese-language books Establish e-book services under the policies for systematic collection considering user-friendliness, budgeting, and operational efficiency and promote the use of the services. Meanwhile, actively join the activities for digitization of domestic publications. (4) Effective dissemination of academic information Collect and accumulate academic assets inside the university electronically in order to disseminate and preserve the academic knowledge; make the assets accessible and open to the public in the world. 2. Achieve coexistence of「Respect for Individuality」and「Cooperation」 Optimize a service and operation to coordinate campus diversity and cooperation as a whole Media Center (1) Further promotion of services that meet campus needs Promote the expansion of services that meet the diversity of campus and users: service system, collection development, and reuse of the space and facilities in the library. (2) Promotion of library operations considering the entire Media Center While respecting independence of each Center, focus on standardizing and streamlining services and operations in cooperation as a whole Media Center in order to make a service simpler and to gain better operational efficiency. (3) Establishment of archive standards for print resources also activities for the implementation of large-scale book depositories Decide on the policies for archiving academic information including the archive policies for print resources; also, enhance resource sharing inside the university. On the basis of those policies, promote a plan for large-scale book depositories as a radical solution to the lack of stack capacity in the library. (4) Improvement to attractive facilities and delivery of new services in the library While expanding remote access services, promote further development and improvement of library environment that meets campus needs: improvement of facilities in the library and expansion of new services, in order to provide the places for knowledge creation. 3. Establish a good operating system that reflects changes in the library environment Strengthen Library management / Library administration and reorganize the Media Center staff and operations (1) Improvement of library management system Establish a consistent and continuous library management system and conduct the management reform that can make a quick response to the changes in the library environment. To this end, organize the management system containing research and analysis features, and strive to secure independent source of revenue. (2) Clarfication of the qualities required of library staff as well as human resource development Build up professional expertise and career personality for library operations; also, provide development and maintenance of human resources to the library staff to be capable of planning along the organizational objectives. (3) Review of staffing in accordance with environmental change in the library to maintain and improve service quality Review a service desk and staffing to make it suitable for assisting learning and research under the circumstances of declining number of Reference or ILL use. In addition, maintain and improve service qualities under the new subcontracting system. (4) Review of the allocation of management resources for an efficient management system for e-resources Enhance management and operation systems of e-resources by reviewing operating costs, and adjust a service system suitable for the trend of remote access service usage. 4. Serve extensively both within and beyond the university Support the educational, research, and medical care activities; in addition, contribute toward producing knowledge and putting it into practical use both inside and outside the university (1) Closer cooperation with faculty members and other departments inside the university Support「Academic Contribution」diligently through inter-university cooperation for assisting learning and research. (2) Enhancement of cooperation with other institutions (and organizations) outside the university for social contribution Utilize an existing social network outside the university and build a new one. Besides, serve society with our capability of responding actively to various changes in and around the library by joining the activities of Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE), for example. (3) Promotion of international cooperation Contribute to mutual-revitalization through international cooperation: participating in OCLC Research Library Partnership and expanding exchange staff-training programs with other research libraries overseas.