Shonan Fujisawa Media Center Library

History of the SFC Media Center

Based on the five principles of Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC),

  1. emphasizing human-environmental relations
  2. developing information and information processing capacity
  3. promoting an integrative approach
  4. achieving an international outlook
  5. developing a creative mind

the Shonan Fujisawa Media Center supports education and research activities from 2 facets of information technology: acquisition and creation/dissemination.

Shonan Fujisawa Media Center

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.

Shonan Fujisawa Media Center


1990 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.
1991 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.
1992 AV Consultant service launched.
1993 KOSMOS (Keio University System of Multimedia Online Services) system replaces FAINS.
Database Consultant service launched.
1994 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.
1995 Host computer for FAINS is removed from the Media Center.
1996 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.
1997 PCs at the CD-ROM Database Area connected to the CNS network.
1998 Acquisition and cataloging operations of all Keio Media Centers are integrated under the Media Center Head Office.
"Quiet Area" is established.
1999 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.
2000 Carrel Rooms are established.
2001 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.
2002 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
2003 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.
2004 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.
2005 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.
2006 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.
2007 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.
2008 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.
2009 Signage is renewed (all rooms, and Reference Desk area).
2010 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.
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.
2012 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.
2013 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.
2014 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.
2015 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.