NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – Head of the National Library Muhammad Syarif Bando said that sorting out books is no longer difficult and time consuming thanks to the presence of digital libraries.
“Please learn from home through all digital books prepared by the national library and the Ministry of Education and Culture,” said National Library Head Muhammad Syarif Bando in the opening of the webinar “Strengthening Literacy Culture Through Innovation of Digital-Based Library Services to Realize Superior Human Resources”.
Syarif said that the literacy problem experienced in Indonesia is still low in reading culture which leads to low literacy index. As a result, competitiveness, human development index, innovation, per capita income to happiness index are also low.
On the other hand, all have a role to find a way out, ranging from countries, authors and authors of books, publishers, translators and regulations that can minimize the distribution of reading materials between Regions of Indonesia.
With a total population of approximately 268 million people and a total reading of 22 million copies, the national ratio is only 0.098, not up to one book for one person per year.
Small Ratio Numbers
The number of books is the most on the island of Java and Bali, which is 11 million copies, as well as the population of 154 people so that the ratio is small.
That is, although the big cities on the island of Java provide capable reading facilities, it is not yet comparable to the large population.
“This is the problem of low interest in reading,” he said.
The National Library makes various innovations to overcome it, including by purchasing the copyright of the book and digitizing the entire text so that it can be read through the iPusnas with gadgets.
In addition, increasing the number of libraries in the national digital library network in Indonesia one Search.
According to Deputy for Library Resource Development Deni Kurniadi, the provision of e-resources includes no less than 2.3 billion articles, 106,473 online journal titles and approximately 283,946 digital book titles. There is also a Khastara web-based application that contains the content of digitizing manuscripts. (mic)