Tag Archives: Indonesia

Singapore International Foundation launches mobile library in Yogyakarta

(13 November 2017, Jakarta) Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, and Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, the 10th ruler of Yogyakarta, on Monday (Nov 13) launched the Words on Wheels (WoW) mobile library programme in the Indonesian city. The initiative is a partnership between the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and Yogyakarta’s Provincial Government Board […]


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World’s largest library on Indonesia opens in Europe

(23 October 2017) Queen Máxima of the Netherlands inaugurated in Leiden last week the Asian Library, which houses the world’s largest collection on Indonesia, including two United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) heritage documents. “Leiden University has created one of the foremost Asian libraries and a major international center for the study of Asia,” […]


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Building a children’s digital library in Indonesia

(21 September 2017) Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands, with around 700 languages spoken across the archipelago. For all of its rich and diverse cultural history, Indonesia does not have a long and deeply embedded tradition of children’s literature. Access to quality children’s books is difficult, especially in remote and underserved areas. On September 16, […]


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Let’s Read! Digital library brings children’s books to Indonesia

The Asia Foundation enables access to quality books and community-powered translation (5 September 2017, Jakarta) In the archipelago of Indonesia, especially among remote and underserved communities, quality children’s books are rare commodities. Limited access to early-grade content is a barrier to literacy, academic success, and fostering a lifelong love of reading among children. The Asia […]


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Increasing the impact of open access in Indonesia: a universities consortium and 3 new Ambassadors

(17 August 2017) Important ties between Indonesia and DOAJ have been established. An ADRI consortium of more than 60 institutions has signed up as a DOAJ consortia member. The consortium is one of the biggest registered with DOAJ, reflected by the high amount of traffic and the number of new applications that DOAJ currently receives […]


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Malaysia cuts education budget, while Indonesia and Philippines increase

(26 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur) An international expert in socio-economic development in Southeast Asia says Malaysia shouldn’t be cutting down on the budget for education, especially since neighbouring countries are pumping more resources into education. Speaking to FMT, Prof Patrick Ziegenhain, a visiting professor at Universiti Malaya’s (UM) Asia-Europe Institute, noted that Indonesia and Philippines […]


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Modern public library prepared for East Jakarta

(25 March 2017) East Jakarta will soon have a modern public library with air-conditioned reading rooms, comfortable chairs and tables, sofas and pleasant outdoor scenery. East Jakarta Library and Archives Agency head Fadlan Zurhan said the municipality had renovated a building that used to be the Pondok Bambu subdistrict office in Duren Sawit into a café-style […]


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Sugoi! Start of Leiden Asia Year

(7 February 2017) Throughout the coming year, all attention in Leiden University will be on Asia. This special year, featuring numerous Asian events, conferences, exhibitions and concerts, celebrates the new Asian Library at Leiden University. The Asian Library is a brand-new storey on top of the University Library. For centuries Leiden has been the international […]


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City of Palu kicks off Indonesian Literacy Fest

(16 October 2016, Jakarta) Hundreds of activists and members from Taman Bacaan Masyarakat gathered in Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi, for the kick off event of the Indonesian Literacy Festival on October 18-20. The event has been organized to commemorate the International Literacy Day, which is recognized by Unesco and falls annually on September 8. Formerly […]


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The Archive of Yogyakarta digitised

(10 October 2016) The Archive of Yogyakarta refers to a collection of some four hundred manuscript documents in Javanese dating from 1772 to 1813, originating from the court of Yogyakarta. A highly important source for the political, economic, social, administrative and legal history of central Java in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the archive […]


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China donates hundreds of thousands of books to Al Azhar University in Jakarta

(28 September 2016, Jakarta (ANTARA News) China donated hundreds of thousands of books to and opened a library at Al Azhar University of Indonesia on Tuesday (September  27) as part of efforts to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the educational field. “The opening of the library is aimed at opening relations between the […]


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Rare wartime Japanese newspapers from occupied Sumatra found

(1 September 2016, Jakarta)  Rare editions of a Japanese newspaper published in Sumatra during World War II, so seldom seen that it is known as the “phantom newspaper,” have been discovered here in the Indonesian capital. Makoto Ezawa, 66, a researcher from Tokyo, discovered the original copies of The Sumatra Shimbun tucked away in the […]


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Brill adopts two libraries in Indonesia

(19 August 2016) The international scholarly publisher Brill has adopted two libraries in Indonesia as part of its Adopt a Library Program. Last year Indonesia was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, celebrating the theme ‘Imagining 17,000 islands’ which lead to choosing West Kalimantan and South Sulawesi in Indonesia as two islands to […]


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Library in Indonesia built from 2,000 ice cream buckets

(8 July 2016) SHAU, an architectural business in Europe with an office in Bandung, Indonesia, has designed the microlibrary at Taman Bima, Bandung.  It is a small reading facility for community use whose planning engaged participation from the community. The library is elevated at the second floor. The facade material is made by upcycling 2,000 […]


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House to build Indonesia’s ‘Library of Congress’

(23 March 2016) The Jakarta Post reports that the spotlight is on the House of Representatives for its grandiose plan to build the largest library in Southeast Asia in the legislative complex in Central Jakarta. The design is said to imitate that of the US Library of Congress. House Speaker Ade Komarudin revealed the plan […]


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