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Indonesia witnessed the rise of community libraries in the sense of those libraries established. operated by non-government authorities .Background • In 1998 President Soeharto step down after 32 years of strong. centralised.(almost) dictatorial power including in public librarianship • Afterward.
usually based on corporate social responsibility activities • 4. Operated by semi-public funds.Type of community libraries • 1. Established by NGOs • 3. Operated by individual or family • 2.By government agencies but outside the library authorities .
Idealism 4. Life styles 2. Unemployed [sic] 3. Part of social corporate responsibility • 5. Showing an attitude that they free from authority reign .REASONS TO ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY LIBRARY • • • • 1.
perpustakaan dunia (world library) • 2. no coordination with the others • 3. Too depends on charities . rumah baca reading house). taman bacaan (reading garden). Operates independently.Analysis • 1. Tend not to use the term perpustakaan (library) but something else such taman pustaka (book garden).
Some are publicity known . those serving street children with other educational and social activities • 6. . writing for early age. e. • 4. Lack of trained manpower • 5. . visiting the zoo etc . story telling.Analysis . Providing other activities usually not found in public libraries such as teaching the children to draw.g.
National Library of Indonesia has no data based on the available Basic Library Number.Present conditions • 1. public donation. • 2. charities etc .The “death rate” is high • 2. Problem of sustainibility • 3. Tend to utilization of corporate social responsibility.
charities is still going on and it is not a good sign for the community libraries • The private sector should work closely with the authorities. denomination etc. The establishment and operation of public libraries still and will be the main responsibility of the government.Conclusions • What happened in the last ten years is a sudden phenomena not found in pre-1998 Indonesia • The phenomena of too depend on the ruling power. donator. . financial supports. disregarding different opinion.
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