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26 Feb 2020

National Library Gets ‘A’ for Archival Monitoring from ANRI

Solo, Central Java - National Library again won an award from National Archives (ANRI). This time National Library won the A (satisfactory) category of Archival Monitoring with the value 80.19. The award was given by Minister of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform (Menpan RB) Tjahjo Kumolo and Acting Head of ANRI M.Taufik to Director of National Library Muhammad Syarif Bando during ANRI National Coordination Meeting on Archival Monitoring in Solo, Thursday, (26/2). A total of 103 ministries/institutions and local governments received similar awards.

On the occasion, Menpan RB stressed the importance of archive, especially regarding regional assets. Do not let old buildings/regional heritage lose their documents, as is the case in some regions even though the physical condition still exists.


"This needs to be arranged because it is part of bureaucratic reform," said Menpan RB.


In addition, Menpan RB also requested that each region have good public services, easily accessible and not convoluted.

"President’s vision and mission are not solely bureaucratic service, bureaucratic reform, or simplification of bureaucracy but also improving the quality of human resources towards professional direction," added Tjahjo Kumolo in front of more than 800 National Coordination Meeting participants.


On the same occasion, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo reminded that archival management should be sophisticated. Now is the time of communication technology. Digitising it a must.


Archival paradigm must change, at least in the aspects of archival governance and culture. Community must also increase their understanding of archive. Do not wait until conditions are difficult / harsh, archive is then sought.


"Don’t let archive to feel marginalised. Archive is one of nation's front guards. Archive is accurate information presenters. Valid evidence. And archival fighters don't get tired of working and creating and innovating," added Ganjar.

 

Reporter/photographer: Hartoyo Darmawan

 

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