Strengthening Digital Literacy, IPB University and Balai Pustaka Establish Collaboration


IPB University and Balai Pustaka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), (29/3). The signing of the collaboration script was carried out by the Rector of IPB University, Prof. Arif Satria with the President Director of PT Balai Pustaka (Persero) Dr. Ahmad Fachrodji at the Dramaga Campus of IPB, Bogor.

On that occasion, the President Director of PT Balai Pustaka (Persero) Dr. Ahmad Fachrodji showed one of Balai Pustaka's innovations. The name is Digital Library. According to him, this is one of the best products made by State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN).

“This Digital Library is Balai Pustaka's strategy in presenting a digital library in a place where there is no internet. In the Home or About Us section, you can enter the profile of the company that developed it, including IPB University later," he said.

Regarding the steps for digital transformation at Balai Pustaka, Dr. Ahmad said, currently it has migrated to the era of multimedia, digitalization and even the metaverse. Non-Fungible Token (NFT), which is currently being discussed, is also an opportunity for Balai Pustaka to get involved.

“Currently Balai Pustaka has jumped from not only working on films, soap operas, but also Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT). Therefore, we really welcome the collaboration with IPB University," said the man who is also an alumni of the Faculty of Forestry and Environment of IPB University.

Similarly, the Chancellor of IPB University welcomed this collaboration. The collaboration of the two parties will support each other's educational progress. He is committed to presenting IPB University innovation with a cultural approach through the Digital Library platform. “IPB University welcomes this collaboration. With Digital Library, IPB University innovations will be presented through a cultural approach," he said.

Currently, he continued, not only producing innovation, IPB University also continues to strive for digital transformation. Education administration services, for example, can be carried out in one application platform, which can be accessed anytime anywhere. (Rz/Zul) (IAAS/FJN)



Published Date : 04-Apr-2022

Resource Person : Dr Ahmad Fachrodji, Prof Arif Satria

Keyword : Cooperation between IPB and Balai Pustaka, IPB University, Digital Library

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