Tag Archives: Indonesia

Opening up cultural data in Indonesia

(24 Jun 2020)  Cultural institutions, creative minds and tech enthusiasts have teamed up to provide integrated data on Indonesian cultures, but problems remain. The Education and Culture Ministry (of Indonesia) will set up a data portal that features a range of information in varied forms — text, photos and videos — collected by both the […]


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National Library of Indonesia prepares to open to public

(2 Jun 2020)  After closing its doors to visitors on March 16, the National Library of Indonesia (Perpusnas) in Central Jakarta is preparing to reopen for the first time in months under special protocol. “We are preparing a strategy for the new normal to support National Library service activity prior to a public reopening,” Joko […]


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Why Indonesia makes an impact in THE Impact Rankings

(18 May 2020) Indonesia’s stellar performance in this year’s Times Higher Education Impact Rankings reflects the burgeoning capability of the archipelago’s top institutions and their “more mature approach” to university league tables. This trend is reflected in Indonesia’s performance in the THE Impact Rankings, which assess social and economic influence. Launched in 2019, the rankings appraise universities’ success in aligning their efforts […]


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Indonesia: S.E. Asian experts discuss book-based city promotion

(11 Sep 2019)  Literature is among the crucial elements for a city’s growth. UNESCO, for instance, initiates World Book Capital and City of Literature programs that highlight the importance of literacy to advance a city and generate sustainable urban development. Kuala Lumpur has been chosen as the 2020 World Book Capital, while in 2017 Bucheon […]


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Clarivate Analytics signs collaborative agreement with RISTEKDIKTI to improve research performance in Indonesia

(28 May 2019) In Indonesia’s pursuit of research excellence, the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia (RISTEKDIKTI) has made stunning progress in helping Indonesia’s research to grow exponentially over the past five years. Indonesia’s research output surpassed that of Thailand in 2017, and the country looks to be on track to become the […]


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‘Books for Tomorrow’ to ignite humanity for death row inmates

(28 Apr 2019)  The Books for Tomorrow initiative was launched on Tuesday at Jentera Law School, Central Jakarta. The initiative aims to collect books for death row inmates in prisons across Indonesia, including Nusakambangan Penitentiary in Central Java. Data from Amnesty International reveal that there are more than 300 death row inmates in Indonesia, the ninth-highest […]


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Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta digitisation project completed

 (1 Apr 2019) Over 30,000 digital images of Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, are now fully accessible online through the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts website. The project, generously supported by Mr S P Lohia, has digitised 75 Javanese manuscripts held in the British Library from the collections of John Crawfurd and Colin Mackenzie, who both […]


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No quiet rules at Indonesia’s flyover library

(25 Mar 2019)  Singing and laughter briefly drown out the roar of cars under a Jakarta flyover, where an unlikely library for kids is thriving despite choking fumes — and opposition from menacing gangsters. There’s no quiet rule at this open-air reading park wedged between two lanes of traffic just outside Indonesia’s capital, a city of […]


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London Book Fair’s Market Focus Indonesia: creative industries and a Spice Café

(8 Mar 2019)  As the London Book Fair’s Market Focus Indonesia program comes into view, the first thing you may notice is that it comprises not one but two stands at Olympia London—one on ground floor and one on the floor above. In talking with Laura Prinsloo, chair of the Indonesian National Book Committee, Publishers Perspectives have been […]


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Western universities mull Indonesian branch campuses

(28 January 2019)  Indonesia could be the next growth hotspot for international branch campuses, after the details of a seven-year-old law that has finally been ratified were released. The ministerial regulation, disclosed recently after being signed off in late October, allows overseas universities to operate in special economic zones – with a satellite township on […]


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Wiley to support digital learning projects in Banyuwangi, Indonesia as part of ASEAN Smart Cities Network’s Pilot Program

(17 September 2018) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in education and scholarly research, today announced a signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Banyuwangi Regency, Indonesia, at the Inaugural ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) Meeting in Singapore. The two parties will build e-learning capabilities in the region focusing on needs such as […]


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15,000 images of Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta now online

(17 September 2018) The Javanese Manuscripts from Yogyakarta Digitisation Project, generously supported by Mr S P Lohia, aims to digitise 75 manuscripts from Yogyakarta now held in the British Library, and provide free online access through the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts website. Full sets of the digital images will also be presented to the Archives […]


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Open Science in Indonesia

(22 May 2018) Last month, the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education  (IGDORE) hosted their first Open Science Meetup in Ubud, Indonesia. Despite being a small group of participants, many different nationalities, disciplines, and professions were represented. During the 5-day event, open science projects like Conscience, Curate Science, and the Open Science MOOC were presented, […]


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Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta Digitisation Project launched by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X

(21 March 2018) On 20 March 2018 Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, visited the British Library to launch the Javanese Manuscripts from Yogyakarta Digitisation Project. Through the generous support of Mr S P Lohia, over the next twelve months 75 Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta now held in the […]


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Three Indonesian archives recognized as UNESCO Memory of the World

(13 December 2017) Three Indonesian archives, namely Borobudur Conservation Archives, the Indian Ocean Tsunami Archives and Panji tales manuscripts, have been recognized by UNESCO Memory of the World. Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) acting head Bambang Subiyanto said the documentations serve as important evidence in the history of mankind, adding that the archives are also related […]


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