UGM accepts a donation of 350 books and 588 e-books from the Foundation of Library Development Foundation of Indonesia (Sampoerna Foundation). Symbolically, the transfer of aid was made by the Internal Communication Manager of PT HM Sampoerna Tbk, Santi Djiwandono, to the Executive Secretary of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Drs. Djoko Moerdiyanto, MA, and the Head of the Library of UGM, Drs. Ida Fajar Priyanto, MA, Friday (8 / 1), in the Sampoerna Corner Room, Unit II of the UGM Library.
Drs. Djoko Moerdiyanto, MA, represented the Rector in the submission of the donation and expressed his gratitude to PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. for the assistance that they have provided. Djoko hopes that the increase of the collection of books and e-books can be a source of enlightenment for the academic community of UGM. "A University with a complete collection of books in its library and is frequently accessed by the academic community will be healthy for the university itself. The library is a corridor where the university will move and prosperity will be achieved, "he explained.
Furthermore, Djoko said, the current development of the library is in line with the vision of the university. The habit of reading hard copy books has become obsolete and has switched into reading digital books. This is what will be the spirit of the UGM academic community.
Drs. Ida Fajar Priyanto, MA, added that from 271,000 people across Indonesia who access digital information, 214,000 are from the UGM academic community. This shows that the digital world has become an important part of the UGM community.
Meanwhile, the Internal Communication Manager PT HM Sampoerna Tbk., Santi Djiwandono, said that the donation is a form of Sampoerna's commitment to participate in assisting in enlightening the nation. This step is expected to help increase the knowledge of the young generation as the successors of the nation. In addition, this program is also expected to support the vision of UGM to become a world-class research university.
The event was also attended by Dedy P. Rahmananto, the former head of the National Library, and librariansÂ in some work units in UGM. After the transfer of the donation, the event continued with an entrepreneurial seminar for students. The seminar was given by speakers Dwi Santoso, herbal medicine manufacturer of Sarang Semut, and Saptuari Sugiharto, owner of the Kedai Digital store.