Meeting with the representative from The Library of Congress – Jakarta office branch

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On the morning of April 19, Ba Ria - Vung Tau University (BVU) welcomed Ms. Libreny Riyusdha, from the Library of Congress, Jakarta (Indonesia) office branch. Representatives of the Board of Directors, Managers of the Center for Learning and Teaching Resources, Science-Technology and International Cooperation Department had a discussion on collaboration potentials.

This is the first time the representative of the Library of Congress visited Ba Ria - Vung Tau University. Ms. Libreny Riyusdha said that the purpose of this visit is to establish relations and discuss on sharing scientific research publication by Ba Ria - Vung Tau University and Vietnam (ejournal) to the world.

Currently, The Library has collected more than 1,500 documents from Vietnam. Ms. Riyusdha also said that the Library of Congress has signed Memorandum of Understanding with the National Library of Vietnam and Vietnamese universities to expand the information resources. In particular, they also accept full-text documents in Vietnamese language.

At the meeting, the Vice President of Ba Ria - Vung Tau University expressed desire to develop a long-term cooperative relationship with the Library of Congress (USA) and receive book grants related to information technology, logistics, economics, etc. in order to enlarge the reference resources for BVU lecturers and students. In addition, the university will send BVU lecturers and students to participate in book events organized by the Library of Congress.

At the end of the meeting, both parties presented souvenirs to each other and expected the long-term cooperation relationship in the near future.

Library of Congress Office - Jakarta branch:

Since the early 60s, the US Library of Congress, Jakarta, Indonesia, has served as a regional office for Southeast Asia. The office in Jakarta is responsible for collecting academic materials from Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Timor and Vietnam. The Library of Congress (US) has expanded its operations and is currently responsible for overseeing representative offices in Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Manila (Philippines) and Rangoon Burma (Myanmar). Offices are tasked with collecting and providing up-to-date information on the Southeast in order to support the need for access information of not only the United States but also scientists around the world. Employees maintain contacts and exchange agreements with various international, government and non-governmental organizations to obtain non-commercial documents. Jakarta branch office provides hundreds of serial titles, thousands of monographs, annual electronic documents for CAPSEA organizations.

This office is one of the two major offices of the Library of Congress in Southeast Asia and is the only office with a digital preservation unit. The office is located in central Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, on the island of Java. More than 40 employees work in an independent complex that includes a two-story house converted three buildings all around a small courtyard.

Written by: Quynh Anh – Photo by: Minh Tien