The National Library of the Republic of Indonesia launched a book entitled "National Library: Icons of civilization and science" at the National Library Building in Jakarta on Friday (6/12). On this occasion, Chairman of the Public Relations Coordinating Board-Bakohumas who is also Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Widodo Muktiyo said that media literacy is an important element and the library is one of the cores of knowledge.
"This is part of meeting the needs of SDG, where media literacy is an important element and I think it is true; this library is one of the hearts of knowledge that must be amplified by fellows of Bakohumas both Ministries and Institutions. We -Kominfo will also continue to collaborate so that in the future, true knowledge is not something expensive; it is not something difficult but the knowledge becomes something easy," said Widodo Muktiyo.
On the same occasion, Head of the Indonesian National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando said that reading is the elevator of the nation's intelligence and currently Indonesia is only ranked 16th in reading released by the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. The National Library also launched three applications in digital form,that make the National Library of Indonesia as one of the best National Libraries in the world in terms of scientific journal services. (VOI/NUKE)