The Free Use of NACSIS-IR/NACSIS-ELS from Overseas

[last update:2004.4.28]

sThe Annual Questionnairet

We greatly appreciate your participation in the free use monitor of the NII Database Services.
We are requesting you to return the questionnaire, as specified in the "Conditions of usage". The results of the questionnaire will help us to improve our services.

We plan to start a new service system by shifting NACSIS-IR and NACSIS-ELS from distinct services to a new integrated one in GeNii from April 2005.
Ahead of the shift, we would like you to use our new service system on free trial and send your feedback. If you cooperate with us as a monitor, you can use current NACSIS-IR/NACSIS-ELS for free as a monitor until the new service system starts. (The free use of NACSIS-IR/NACSIS-ELS stops at the end of May 2004 if you don?ft cooperate.)

We are looking forward to replies from all of the users.
Even if you don't want to use our free services from June, please answer the questionnaire.

Results and Reply to the Questionnaire on Monitor Use from Overseas

<< Call for applicants for the Free Use of NACSIS-IR/NACSIS-ELS (2004.4-2005.3) >>

NII (National Institute of Informatics) is now seeking applicants who are interested in the use of NACSIS-IR and NACSIS-ELS free of charge. In return, we would like you to answer a short questionnaire about our services. We expect your idea and opinion will contribute to the improvement of our service.


Users should be one of the following organizations themselves and/or staff members and graduate students there of.

(1)Universities/colleges in foreign countries

(2)Organizations of foreign governments (including foreign agencies in Japan)

(3)Libraries in foreign countries

(4)Overseas branch offices of the Japan Societies for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan Science & Technology Corporation (JST), The Japan Foundation

2.Conditions of usage

Users are required to answer the questionnaire once a year.
Users are required to agree to the terms and conditions of the free use of the services.

3.Free Databases

NACSIS-IR : Thirty nine of Databases (See Appendix 1) *Detail

NACSIS-ELS : Academic Journals, etc., which we obtain permission for use free of charge. (See Appendix 2) *Detail

4.How to Apply (Please choose one of them)

(1)On-line : You can apply from the website:

(2)Mail : You can download the application form for the "Free Usage of Information Retrieval/Electronic Library" from the above website, fill it out and send it to the following address.

International Planning Section, International Affairs Division
National Institute of Informatics
National Center of Sciences Bldg.
2-1-2, Hitotsubashi, Chiyodaku
Tokyo 101-8430 Japan

You will receive approval by e-mail or letter.


(1)If you apply as an organization user, you have to access these services through LAN.

(2)You can use current NACSIS-IR/NACSIS-ELS for free as a monitor until the new service system starts. Details of when the new service system starts will be infomed to you separately.

(3)If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

E-mail : (International Planning Section,International Affairs Division)
FAX : +81-3-4212-2180

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