Recent activity

Recent activity

Enhancement of books for students

Fiscal year 2009 30 million has been added to library materials costs, for the students, Central Library purchased 10,000 books, and North Library purchased 13,300 books.

Enhancement of user services

Oct. 2008 On open stacks, the borrowing limit has been expanded from 5 to 8. Renewal over the web has been available. Introduced penalties for the overdue.
Apr. 2009 In Central library, officials were placed in a counter work at night.
June 2009 Remote Access Service of electronic journals and databases were started.
Feb. 2010 "Ainu language audio materials" of Northern Studies Collection were completed the digitization.
Apr. 2010 In the North library, officials were placed in a counter work at night. / In the North library, the closed stack was renovated, and undergraduate students were become to be able to walk in there too. / "Database of Northern Studies Collections", "Union Catalog of Collections that relate to Northern Area Studies, β version", "Electronic exhibition of High-resolution images of Northern Studies Collections" were integrated, "Union Catalog of Collections that relate to Northern Area Studies" was released.
Nov. 2010 In North Library, the Memorial exhibition of Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Akira Suzuki were held.
Mar. 2011 The eight libraries of departments started electronic document delivery service (e-DDS) in inter-department. In inter-department library loan service, the limit between the neighboring departments was abolished.

Enhancement of Hokkaido University Collection of Scholarly and Academic Papers (HUSCAP)

Dec. 2008 The number of persons that registered his/her documents to the collection reached 1,000.
Oct. 2009 The number of documents that have been viewed in the collection reached three million.
Dec. 2009 The number of documents of the collection reached 30,000.
Oct. 2010 The number of documents that have been viewed in the collection reached five million.
Jan. 2011 HUSCAP was ranked 5 in the Ranking Web of World Repositories that the Spanish National Research Council created.
Mar. 2011 The number of documents that have been viewed in the collection reached seven million.

Renovation of the facilities

Nov. 2007 In North library, seismic retrofitting work was completed.
Mar. 2010 In Central library, the first phase of seismic retrofitting construction was completed.
Jan. 2011 In Central library, repair work of exterior wall was completed.
Apr. 2011 In Central library, new construction of the South Tower was completed.
In south building of Central library, automated archive was established.
May 2011 In Central library, the first phase of renovation (entrance building, west building, north building) was completed.
June 2011 In Central library, the second phase of renovation (central building, east building) was started.
July 2011 In Central library, south building was opened.

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