(4 March 2014) From 1 July 2014 the care of the collections of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, KITLV, will be transferred to the Leiden University Library (UBL). All books, periodicals, archives, photographs, maps and print collections etc. will be moved to the UBL. A large part of the present library staff of KITLV will be made redundant.
The management of KITLV’s Jakarta office will be taken over by the UBL. It will maintain its functions of acquiring books and periodicals published in Indonesia and of supporting the research institute.
These developments are a consequence of a reorganization implemented by KITLV’s parent organization, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam.
Read the detailed announcement here.