Indonesia to have more IT-based public libraries

(27 October 2015) Five hundred fifty public libraries in 99 regencies and 451 villages in Indonesia are set to receive information technology (IT) facilities, including computers, training programs, mentoring and assistance, following an additional investment of US$12 million from the program’s initiator.

The targeted regencies are said to include Papua, Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara and Maluku.”With IT facilities, public libraries will be able to provide various programs that can help improve people’s lives. We are happy to continue our partnership with the Coca Cola Foundation Indonesia as well as the National Library, Home Ministry, PT Telkom and Microsoft and support the next phase of the program together,” said Christopher Elias who represents the PerpuSeru program’s initiator, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

The Jakarta Post has the story by Novani Nugrahani.