New・Ritsumeikan Academic Information System ＝RUNNERS (Announcement)
As the current version of the Ritsumeikan Academic Information System (RUNNERS) will no longer be supported, the system will be updated in March 8, 2018 and updated with a new version of RUNNERS. This announcement outlines functions of the new system, as well as changes and differences between the old system and the new system.
A New Version of OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
The display will have a new design. The display and layout will resize automatically to fit any screen, from PCs to smartphones. The search function already allows you to search for results on other sites, but the number of other sites will increase, so the quality of your search results will improve. Also, we are introducing a new function that will show you materials related to your OPAC search results. For example:
A New Version of MyLibrary
MyLibrary is a virtual library that allows everyone at Ritsumeikan University to access materials, resources, and search tools online, and which can be organized to suit a user’s individual needs like a personal study room. As before, users will be able to reserve materials, make inquiries about lending procedures, extend due dates for borrowed materials, submit book purchase requests, and so on. MyLibrary will have a new design, and new useful search functions will be added. For example:
MyLibrary Settings will not be Imported
The bookmarks and SDI Alert Services you have used up to now will not be imported to the new MyLibrary. If you have bookmarks or SDI Alert settings you wish to continue to use in the future, you MUST back them up yourself by March 4,2018.
You will no longer be logged out of MyLibrary Automatically
In order to protect your personal information, please be sure to log out after using the system.
The Automated Check Out/Check In Machines will no longer print receipts
After moving to the new RUNNERS, the Automated Check Out/Check In Machines will no longer print receipts. After returning or borrowing a book, you can check your usage history on your MyLibrary page. (After logging in to MyLibrary, click the ‘User’s Service’ menu and navigate to ‘Status of Loan / Reservation.’) If you need a receipt, please ask at the service counter.
Due Dates will be set to days the Library is Open, regardless of the Day of the Week
Your due date will be set to a day the library is open, even if it’s a Saturday, Sunday, or Holiday. Please be sure to return materials before they are overdue.
＜Note For Faculty＞
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