(14 March 2018) The largest collection of Indonesian books, documents and images are far from home: at the Asian Library in the Netherlands. Thanks to the internet, researchers and the general public can enjoy this hidden treasure from afar, as explained by librarians and academics in Leiden last weekend.
The Asian Library, officially opened last September, is part of the University of Leiden. The Library brought together all the Asian collection owned by the University and combined it with material from the libraries of the Royal Tropical Institute, which was closed in 2013, and the Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies KITLV. It houses millions of books, and hundreds of thousands of documents, images and recordings.
Tempo.co has the story by Linawati Sidarto here.