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25 Oct 2019

Received Special Allocation Funds (DAK) Assistance, West Tanjung Jabung Regency is Difficult to Access Internet

Salemba, Jakarta — The sophistication of digital information technology requires a good internet connection. Without it, public will find it difficult to use the National Library digital services. This complaint was felt and conveyed by the Commission I DRPD of Tanjung Jabung Barat Regency when visiting National Library on Friday (10/25). Specifically, they asked National Library to help overcome the weakness of internet connection so that public could access it.  

"We need digitization because the number of visits to the library continues to increase each year, while the collection of books is limited. The distance between libraries is quite far," said Commission I Secretary of Tanjung Jabung Barat DPRD, Jamal Darmawan.

Responding to this, Director of Library Material Deposit of National Library of Indonesia Nurcahyono said he was concerned. Even though if the internet connection is strong, public there can also access the collections contained in iPusnas. iPusnas is a digital book application that can be downloaded and accessed through electronic devices, such as mobile phones or laptops. iPusnas provides no less than two million copies of digital books.

"The collection contained in iPusnas we bought the digital copy of it. West Tanjung Jabung Regency can make similar thing, like iPusjabungbarat," said Nurcahyono.

Meanwhile, Head of Special and Public Library Division Nurhadisaputra explained that National Library this year has a Social Inclusion Based Library Transformation program. This program has a positive benefit because the role of library is no longer static in serving book lending but instead provide assistance directly in the form of training to village/district level. Library has a great potential to develop superior human resources.

"We want to animate library with a variety of activities and skills that can increase public knowledge and abilities so that in the end their welfare can improve," added Nurhadi.    

As information, in 2020 Tanjung Jabung Barat Regency received DAK allocation of IDR 4,5 billion to expand the library facility building.

Reporter: Aninda Ernest/ Vara Nur Isna

Photographer: Raden Radityo

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