Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at the New Graduate Student Orientation Event UGM, Head of UGM Library, Dra. NawangPurwanti, M.Lib introduced UGM Library and gave direction to New Graduate Students. Bringing the theme “Preparing the scholarly leader to the resurrection of technological sovereignty of Indonesia”, UGM expects the New Graduate Student generation to be able to solve to the nation’s problems in the future.
During the panel session of successful learners’ debriefing, Nawang along with two other speakers, Dr. I Made Arsana (Head of the Office of International Affairs UGM) and Mr. M YudhaGhofur, M.Sc (Head of Sub Directorateof Applications and ICT, Directorate of System and Information Resources UGM), explained how to use the services and facilities provided by UGM Library.
Nawang invited new students of Graduate Study Program to make the best use of the library facilities. UGM invests at least IDR 12 billion per year to subscribe to contents of international journals and other databases in enhancing its role as a students’ partner in learning to pursue knowledge. Through the library’s portal http://lib.ugm.ac.id, students can access the print and electronic resources provided by UGM Library, as well as locate certain printed documents available on the entire collection housed in all libraries within UGM campus network through a single click in the “discovery search” menu.
Since 2013,UGM Library has integrated various systems developed by the Library at the Faculty/School within UGM in one system named “SIPUS Integration”. This integrated system enables the student not only to identify the entire collection owned by the library in UGM but also to borrow particular titles in the collection across library units. Currently a project that integrates SIPUS with other information systems at UGM such as Academic Information System and Graduation Information System is undergoing. The policy of sharing is expected to be implemented more widely so as to optimize the use of resources that has been invested by UGM so far.
To accelerate efforts in maintaining academic integrity, UGM and PT. Gama Techno has developed similarity detection system named AIMOS, Academic Integrity Monitoring System. Through this application,students can find out similarity among paper works produced within UGM that will help save them against plagiarism.
At last, Nawangsaid that UGM Library is currently a member of state library cooperation forum or Forum Kerjasama Perpustakaan Perguruan Tinggi Negeri (FKP2TN)”. The current members comprise 78 state university libraries in Indonesia (please check www.fkp2tn.org/direktori-anggota). Through this cooperation, tudents can use library services incorporated in this forum. In other words, students who have got an FKP2TN card or KARTU SAKTI are legible to get services from the library that has joined FKP2TN scheme. KARTU SAKTI can be obtained from UGM Library at Infodesk counter.(Cahya)