An archivist of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Herman Setyawan, was named the Best Archivist in 2019 nationally. Herman became the winner in a competition held between ministries/national agencies running from 15-17 August 2019 in Jakarta, organised by the National Archives (ANRI).
“I represented the Research, Technology and Higher Education Ministry in this competition,” said Herman on Sunday (18/8).
Herman explained the competition was divided into two categories, skilled and expert. As many as 21 participants joined the skilled category while the expert 28. Herman joined the expert category. Herman was able to go through each phase of the tests, including portofolio, cognitive, psychotest, Forum Group Discussion, interview and presentation.
“This achievement adds to the achievement of last year when I won the first place, too,” he said.
In his presentation themed Strategy of Management and Publication of Archives for the Public, Herman said that archivists ought to be known by the public in order that their role can serve various needs in life.
Meanwhile, the winners of the skilled category were archivists from Health Ministry, Jakarta Provincial Government, and Environment and Forestry Ministry. Following Herman in the expert category were those from Forestry Ministry and East Java Provincial Government.