29 Sep 2016

Tel-U Expand the Open Library for Indonesia

BANDUNG, TEL-U – Telkom University (Tel-U) officially launched the open library in the event of Telkom University Literacy Event 2016 held at the Manterawu Building, Thursday (29/9).

Open Library is annual event that aims to improve the literacy movement in Indonesia which is also supported by the book donation activity since the beginning of 2016, and now its collected 13.467 books then it will be donated to reading communities in West Java.

The event’s theme is “For the Love of Knowledge”. According to the Head of the Resources Unit of the Scientific and Library Tel-U as well as the chairman of the committee Telkom University Literacy Event 2016, Nurul Fitria ST, MM, these titles are taken on the basis of willingness to share the knowledge to the community to eradicate the ignorance, and it was all done in the name of love. “From this theme we expect a lot of people moved to play an active role in efforts to educate the nation by means willing to share knowledge,” said Nurul.

In this event also Tel-U officially launched the open library Telkom University whose concept has been raised since 2014. The open library offers three concepts such as share the knowledge to the public, open resource cooperation to other institutions, and open public to learn and share together.

“With the grand launching of Tel-U open library we will open online access to 14 627 final book file, 15 970 abstracts, and we will open the 7822 e-presiding journal that can be used by the public,” she said.

Rector of Tel-U Prof. Ir. Mochamad Ashari, M Eng, PhD said that Tel-U has commitment, especially from the library to share knowledge to public, and open access to information and Tel-U intellectual property to be enjoyed by the Indonesian and around world. “Today we want to share to the nation, and all people in the world through Open Library Telkom University,” he said.

Rector said that there are two requirements for disclosure of information, the first is the need for information and the second existing infrastructure. “With ICT infrastructure owned by Tel-U, at this time we open our knowledge that we have to be accessible to people of the country and the world,” he said.

Tel-U need to open the intellectual property to the country, the Rector added, the reason was simple, “its part of our commitment for Indonesia.”

In addition to the official launched of the open library, Telkom University Literacy Event 2016 also organized book fair and a talk show with the theme of “Literacy Movement Urgency for the country” with the speakers Act “Jack” Suryaman who is parking attendants who set up free schools, then there is Principal Secretary National Library Dedi Junaidi, and Dewi “Dee” Lestari, who has written many best-selling books include “Supernova”.
For anyone interested in the creative field, Dee gave stance: “Start from what you love, and do not think about the world’s stream, because no one can predict the next trend,” she said. (Purel / aw)

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