News » Library as Pillar of Agricultural Technology

(adm/Nov 11, 2015)

BOGOR – Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) as the invertor of agricultural innovation technologies should have a strong scientific base. With the rapid development of science, researcher must be supported by firmed information and is expected to sharpen the depth of knowledge.

Director General for IAARD Dr Muhammad Syakir expressed it as the importance of library, during the opening of the Appreciation and Socialization of Librarian Regulations for the Management of Librarian Functionals also Open Journal System Workshop events, Wednesday 11.

DG said that library of IAARD should change its approach from conventional to modern in accordance with the development of era. “With the current condition where time is limited and electronic devices have become sophisticated, therefor library should also be electronic-based,” said DG.

Indonesian Center for Agricultural Library and Technology Dissemination (ICALTD) of IAARD is also said as the largest agricultural based library in Indonesia therefor ICALTD is hoped to further improvise in developing the library as well as be able to disseminate IAARD’s innovation technologies.   

DG also reminded that library other than as one of the pillars of agricultural technology support, also that ICALTD should enhance its functions to disseminate agricultural technology. “Library is a supporting system, but mainly to disseminate agricultural technology,” added DG.

On the occasion, DG also expressed the importance of e-journal, that in the future IAARD should be electronic-based, where currently from 25 IAARD’s journal only nine are eligible to become an electronic journal

“This workshop is expected to drive all the IAARD journals to be eligible to become an e-journal,” said DG.