History of the SFC Media Center
Based on the five principles of Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC),
- emphasizing human-environmental relations
- developing information and information processing capacity
- promoting an integrative approach
- achieving an international outlook
- developing a creative mind
the Shonan Fujisawa Media Center supports education and research activities from 2 facets of information technology: acquisition and creation/dissemination.
Founded on the concept of "helping to 'Find, think, and generate'", the Media Center supports study, education, and research activities at SFC.
Utilizing our vast resources, we offer a comprehensive service ranging from a practical and interdisciplinary library collection reflecting SFC's 'self-reliance in finding and solving problems' to online databases, electronic journals and e-books which any Keio student can access via the Internet whether at home or on campus.
As a one-stop location for various study and research activities, the Media Center is furnished with Group Study Rooms, Video Shooting/Sound Recording Studios, AV equipment such as high definition digital cameras and audio/visual editing devices, and additionally, leading edge tools that support creativity, among them 3D Printers, Digital Embroidery Sewing Machines, and Cutting Machines.
|Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus is established.
|Shonan Fujisawa (SFC) Media Center is established; services begin in the Sigma Building.
|Campus Network System (CNS) is activated.
|Integrated Library System (FAINS:Fujisawa Academic Information Network System) is activated.
|SFC Media Center moves to the newly completed Media Center Building (M Building).
|Computer Consultant service launched.
|Inter-library cooperation with the Fujisawa City Library begins.
|AV Consultant service launched.
|KOSMOS (Keio University System of Multimedia Online Services) system replaces FAINS.
|Database Consultant service launched.
|Graduate School of Media and Governance is established.
|Evolutionary Research Network System (ERNS) is launched.
|Circulation desk is separated from reference desk and moved to the 1st floor.
|"AV Guide" and "Database Guide" are first published.
|Host computer for FAINS is removed from the Media Center.
|Laptop PC loan service begins.
|New Open Area is established on the 1st floor, which is available 24 hours.
|Digital Video Camera loan service begins.
|PCs at the CD-ROM Database Area connected to the CNS network.
|Acquisition and cataloging operations of all Keio Media Centers are integrated under the Media Center Head Office.
|"Quiet Area" is established.
|KOSMOS II system is activated.
|Administration of CNS is separated from the Media Center as a new entity, the Information Technology Center (ITS).
|MMLS(Multimedia Multilingual Space)is established on the 3rd floor.
|Carrel Rooms are established.
|Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care (NMC) is established.
|NMC Library opens on the 2nd floor of the NMC Building.
|SFC Media Center launches a mobile phone edition of its Website.
|Motion capture system is added to the AV facilities.
|SFC Media Center introductory video is added to the Website.
|SFC Media Center establishes a P-Book corner for entertainment literature.
|Book shelves are added on the 2nd floor south.
|CDP collection room (books on carrier development)is renovated as a group study are
|SFC sets up a joint Database List with the Mita and Hiyoshi Media Centers.
|e-KAMO (Keio Archives in Multimedia Online) System is activated.
|SFC starts to offer input support for K-RIS (Keio Researchers Information System) Database.
|MMLS is moved to the 2nd floor.
|Exterior wall of M building is renovated.
|Circulation of Audio Visual materials starts.
|Food and drink rules take effect at SFC Media Center.
|SFC Media Center acquisitions policy is announced.
|SFC Media Center is designated as a 2004-2005 liaison library for the Kanagawa region university library consortium.
|Desks with outlets are installed on the 3rd floor.
|NMC Library extend the opening hours.
|Graduate School of Health Management is established.
|SFC Media Center Administration Bylaws and Rules of Use are established.
|Open Area is remodeled.
|NMC Library acquisitions policy is announced.
|High definition video camera loan service starts.
|SFC Edition of Database NAVI is activated.
|SFC Media Center is designated as 2006-2007 chairman's library for the Kanagawa region university library consortium.
|2nd floor Reference Desk area is remodeled (including creation of a new event space and the replacement of seats for reading).
|Keio SFC Academic Society publications and Graduate School of Media and Governance degree theses are added to e-KAMO System.
|Users (faculty and staff members and students) Online Survey of Media Center Services was conducted.
|Tables and chairs installed outside the entrance of the Media Center.
|Signage is renewed (all rooms, and Reference Desk area).
|KOSMOS III system is activated. KOSMOS "My Library" service is launched.
|SFC Media Center Twitter account launched.
|New entry gates installed, supporting IC Smart Cards.
|Printer installed in 1st floor entry hall of ITC, available for use from 9:00 a.m.
|Light reading "Pole pole collection" is added in the Library of Nursing and Medical Care. (Pronounced "pol-leh pol-leh," Swahili for "slowly, carefree.")
|SFC Media Center was temporarily closed after the Great East Japan Earthquake until the end of March, 2011.
|Due to the impact of Great East Japan Earthquake, SFC Media Center shortened opening hours, and temporarily opened on Sundays and national holidays along with changes of school day.
|SFC Media Center mid-term plan 2011-2015 is established.
|SFC Media Center Facebook account launched.
|Writing consultant service launched on a trial basis.
|Media Center friends system launched to utilize students' perspectives.
|Writing and research consultant service (name changed from writing consultant service) started on a full scale.
|Lounge is newly opened on the first floor of M Building.
|Seminar exhibition conducted based on Media Center friends' proposal.
|New exit gates (both in M Building and NMC Library) are installed.
|SFC Media Center is designated as a 2012-2013 liaison library for the Kanagawa region university library consortium.
|Spring semester program "Bibliographic information retrieval (Shiryo Kensaku ho)" lectured by library staff is newly offered.
|"Fab Space" is established on the first floor of M building. SFC Media Center is the first university library in Japan which provides 3D printing service for their students.
|A vending machine which provides bottled beverages including "Keio Water" is installed on the first floor of M building.
|Subscriptions of e-resources are forced to be reviewed due to drastic fall of the Japanese yen against foreign currencies.
|Fab Space is moved to next to the exit gate and expanded. New 3D printers, 3D scanners, digital sewing machines, and digital cutting machines are added.
|Group study rooms are remodeled. Each room is partitioned into 3 or 4 compartments.
|NMC Library is designated as a 2014-2015 secretariat of JMLA (Japan Medical Library Association) Kanto region.
|SFC Media Center is designated as a 2014 liaison library for the Kanagawa region university library consortium.
|Fab Space is expanded. new 3D printers, a professional sewing machine, a Handy 3D scanner and a laser cutter were installed.
|Media Center became a member of The Kanagawa Library Association who merged the Kanagawa region university library consortium.
|Exhibition named "Looking Back at SFC's 25 Years through Photographies" were taken place on the occasion of 25 years anniversary of SFC.