In the Industrial Age 4.0, Librarians Must Also Learn Technology

Author : Humas | Sunday, January 27, 2019 15:37 WIB
On of the delivery of material. (Foto: Nabella/ PR)

Who says being a librarian is easy to work? In the era of Industry 4.0, there are special conditions that must be fulfilled to become a librarian. Not only managing books and library buildings but also must understand technology.

This was confirmed by Tulus Winarsunu, Coordinator of Special Assistant Rector of the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) when opening the E-resources and Antiplagiarism Workshop Series activities on Friday (25/1).

The event, which was held by Forum Perpustakaan Perguruan Tinggi Indonesia (FPPTI) East Java, was attended by 84 representatives from public and private universities. They were all members of the East Java FPPTI membership.

According to the head of East Java PPTI, Amirul Ulum, the development of libraries as a literacy centre cannot be separated from the role of librarians. The existence of librarian performance in a library played an important role.

"Therefore, the potential of every human resource in the library must be utilized as well as possible, in order to be able to give maximum results, especially in utilizing subscribed access, "Amirul said

On the other hand, continued Amirul, librarians must also be able to improve and empower e-journal, eBook and the use of plagscan or plagiarism detection devices to support the publication of scientific works.

Starting from April 2018, East Java FPPTI subscribed to the consortium of the e-journal, eBook and anti-plagiarism which consisted of Economics and business, Health, Engineering and Humanities and the plagscan application for plagiarism detection.

This workshop consisted of four sessions consisting of different speakers. They were Irawan Sukardi (Emerald E-journal), Dwi Janto Suandaru (Proquest and PlagScan E-journal), Okkie S. Budiman (Gale E-journal), and Jona Giovani (Cambridge E-Books).

In line with Tulus, according to Head of UMM Library Asep Nurjaman, in this era of Industry 4.0 librarians must understand how to adapt to technology well. So students can access books anywhere.

UMM itself had considered the development of E-Resource so that in the future it will be able to improve access and services. "It is hoped that UMM will be able to adapt to the changes that occur," said Asep. (Win)

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