(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 benefit from the adoption.
The Adopt a Library Program involves a donation of scholarly books covering subject areas in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology. Each year the company donates a collection of frontlist titles to one or more libraries in developing and emerging countries. This year’s adopted libraries are Tanjungpurah University in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, and Halu Oleo University in Kendari, South Sulawesi.
The formal handover at Tanjungpura University took place in the presence of the Rector professor Thamrin Usman, followed by the workshop ‘How to get your research published internationally’, co-presented by Mrs. Liesbeth Kanis, Asia Business Development Manager at Brill, and Dr Susi Moeimam, who is a Brill author and journal editor for a.o. the Journal of Humanities and Humanities of South East Asia and Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia.
To find out more about Brill’s Developing Countries Program, including Brill’s Adopt a Library, visit http://www.brill.com/about/brills-developing-countries-program/brills-adopt-library-program.
The announcement in full is here.