Next-generation Academic Information Infrastructure is an important element of Cyber Science Infrastructure (CSI). It serves as an information platform that will secure Scholarly and Academic Information that is essential to the scholarly community while also ensuring its stable supply. At the same time, it collects and organizes the results of education and research that are produced at universities and research institutes, enhances their value, and disseminates them to society at large.
NII has contributed to the formation of various forms of scholarly and academic information in cooperation with universities and academic societies. Examples of such information include catalog information of books and journals, reports on JSPS grants-in-aid for scientific research, the full text information of academic papers prepared together with societies and universities, and the e-journal archives of academic publishers (Springer, Oxford University Press, etc.) that NII purchased jointly with the University Library Consortia.
Given its role as an organization that has inherited such established undertakings and that works to promote development of next-generation academic information infrastructure, NII established the Organization for Scientific Resources Operations and Coordination in collaboration with university research institutes. With this organization playing the central role, NII will secure various forms of information needed by the scholarly community while also working toward reinforced dissemination of the valuable scientific information that is produced by universities and others.