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 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 documents related to your OPAC search results. For example:

■Similar documents: Displays materials which closely match the subject/topic of your document.
■Others who viewed this document also viewed: Using the new system’s search history data, displays materials in descending order by how often searchers accessed a document’s ‘details’ screen.
■Others who borrowed this document also borrowed: Using Loan history data, documents will be displayed in descending order by frequency of use.

A New Version of My Library

My Library is a virtual library that allows everyone at APU 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. My Library will have a new design, and new useful search functions will be added. For example:
■New Arrivals: We will maintain a list of materials that have been added to the library in the last 1 – 5 months, organized by type (Books, Periodicals, AV Materials).
■Access Ranking: OPAC Search Words will be ranked by frequency and displayed (service planned to start in the AY 2018 Fall Semester)

My Library Settings will not be Imported

The bookmarks and SDI Alert Services you have used up to now will not be imported to the new My Library. 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 2018.

You will no longer be logged out of My Library Automatically

In order to protect your personal information, please be sure to log out after using the system.

The Automatic Renting Machine will no longer print receipts

After moving to the new RUNNERS, the Automatic Renting Machine will no longer print receipts. After returning or borrowing a book, you can check your usage history on your My Library page. (After logging in to My Library, click the ‘User’s Service’ menu and navigate to ‘Status of Loan / Reservation.’) If you need a receipt, please go to the service counter.

Due Dates will be set to days the Library is Open, regardless of the Day of the Week

You 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.