Location-based Service in Library (Trial test)

Service details

Trial test is being conducted for the Calil Library Map iPhone/smartphone app, which guides users to the bookshelf where the required materials are on. Futhremore, it provides academic information that are relevant to the books on that shelf.

The following services are provided:
  • Guiding users to the bookshelves from your current location through OPAC(Online Public Access Catalogue) library search results
  • Providing information on journals related to search results
  • Helping users connect Nagoya University Open Course Ware (NUOCW) through search results
  • Helping users connect JMOOC’s “gacco” through search results


How to use the Calil Library Map application (free)

(1) Turn on Bluetooth on the iPhone/smartphone.
(2) Start the Calil Library Map app on the iPhone/smartphone.
(3) Select “検索(Search),” and enter the book title or author etc., to search.
(4) Tap the book you get interested.
(5) Select “地図を開く(Open map)” to display the location on the shelf. Select “関連情報を見る(See related information)” to display relevant journals, Nagoya University Open Course Ware (NU OCW), and JMOOC’s “gacco.”

Note: If you stand in front of a bookshelf and tap “現在地位置で更新(Update using current location)” on “周辺の関連情報(Nearby related information)” section in “お知らせ(Information)” tab, relevant information on the materials on that shelf, such as journals, Nagoya University Open Course Ware (NU OCW), and JMOOC’s “gacco” are displayed without searching.


iPhone 4S/5/5s/5c, iPad (3rd generation and above)/Air/mini (iOS7.1 or above for all models)/Android 4.3 or above smartphones (unable to operate normally on some models)


iOS AppStore
Android GooglePlay


OPAC may be unstable when using the Calil Library Map.
The current location shown on the map is the position of the nearest wireless device to the actual current location.
Some information provided on “gacco” may not be available. If you wish to access unavailable “gacco” content, please enroll separately for “gacco” (free).
Users are responsible for data transmission fees when downloading and using the application.


Summary of trial test

More than 650 Bluetooth Low Energy-based (BLE) iBeacon short distance wireless devices have been installed in the following libraries. Calil Inc. and NTT Docomo Inc. have collaborated to develop the library services based on positional information that uses wireless devices to provide push-type telecommunications.

  • Central Library
  • School of Education Library
  • Economics Library
  • Economic Research Center Library
  • GSID Library
  • Science Library
  • Engineering Library
  • Bioagricultural Library


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