Thursday, September 1th, 2016 at 09:00 to 11:00, the UGM Library benchmarked by Agency for Nuclear Power (BAPETEN), led by Mr. Trianto Setiawan, SE as Head of Sub Division of Scientific Documentation together with 5 (five) staff of sub-section of the software and hardware, librarians, and network. BAPETEN is an agency under the Ministry of RISTEKDIKTI whose function is to supervise the use of nuclear energy. BAPETEN team visitation aimed at knowledge sharing on library management and services. The BAPETEN delegation was welcomed by Mr. Arif Surachman, M.B.A, the Head of Database and Library Network UGM, Mr. Haryanta staff of IT and Digital Resources and Ms. Nur Cahyati Wahyuni (Public Relation).
At the beginning of the session, Ms. Wahyuni said that the library is one of UGM’s learning icons. Therefore, the UGM Library facilitates spaces for students to interact, discuss and learn together. “The concept of the new Library Building is for information commons, where students can interact with the academic community and knowledge of the various print and electronic resources. To make users more comfortable, Library also provides discussion room, campus drinking water system (SPAM), and also free wifi”, she said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Haryanta affirmed that accessing the collection of UGM Library is much easier nowadays. UGM Library has integrated Library Information System with 20 libraries of the Faculty/School that enables students to access the catalog and borrow books throughout the library of the Faculty /School.
Mr. Arif Surachman explained UGM Library mobile application was implemented to improve the role in learning. In cooperation with PT. Gamatechno, UGM Library launched MLibrary in Android version in 2014 and iOS version in 2015. Simply by having an MLibrary account, students can access online catalog to search for a particular document in the collection available, check its availability and loan status. Thus, there is no need to physically come to the library to find out availability of a specific document.
From the discussion during the visit, as the representative of BAPETEN, Mr. Trianto Setiawan expressed his interest in MLibrary application services and the Library Information System “Integration” developed by UGM Library. He hoped that the implementation of MLibrary application at BAPETEN could assist the researchers on doing library research and accessing library services and digital journals through smart phones. For the librarians, the provision mobile library service is beneficial because they can “meet” library users at any time to deliver the current information.(Cahya)