Brill Adopts Two Libraries in Indonesia

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Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG)  –  19 August 2016

The international scholarly publisher Brill has adopted two libraries in Indonesia as part of its Adopt a Library Program. Last year Indonesia was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, celebrating the theme ‘Imagining 17.000 islands’ which lead to choosing West Kalimantan and South Sulawesi in Indonesia as two islands to benefit from the adoption.

The Adopt a Library Program involves a donation of scholarly books covering subject areas in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology.  Each year the company donates a collection of frontlist titles to one or more libraries in developing and emerging countries.  This year’s adopted libraries are Tanjungpurah University in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, and Halu Oleo University in Kendari, South Sulawesi.

The formal handover at Tanjungpura University took place in the presence of the Rector professor Thamrin Usman, followed by the workshop ‘How to get your research published internationally’, co-presented by Mrs. Liesbeth Kanis, Asia Business Development Manager at Brill, and Dr Susi Moeimam, who is a Brill author and journal editor for a.o. the Journal of Humanities and Humanities of South East Asia and Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia.

Symbolic book handover, between Rector Professor Thamrin Usman and Mrs Liesbeth Kanis

Symbolic book handover between Rector Professor Thamrin Usman and Mrs. Liesbeth Kanis

Mrs Liesbeth Kanis with the staff of Tanjungpura Library

Mrs. Liesbeth Kanis with the staff of Tanjungpura Library and Dr. Susi Moeimam

Prof. Thamrin Usman, Rector of Tanjungpura University, delivered his gratitude for Brill’s support towards higher education in Indonesia, especially in West Kalimantan, by saying: ”Hopefully, this can act merely as a beginning of future collaboration between Brill and Tanjungpura University.”

Mrs. Liesbeth Kanis, who is responsible for Brill’s Developing Countries Program, is delighted about the adoption and partnership with Tanjungpura University: ”We are keen to establish relations with such a growing and forward-thinking university. They already have some international collaborations in place and are actively encouraging their academic faculty members to publish in English and internationally, providing language courses to support them. We hope that our resources in International and Criminal Law and Biology, particularly ecology, biodiversity and forestry, will strengthen their core research areas to help support the local communities.”

Dr Susi Moeimam is pleased to support the endeavours of Tanjungpura University in increasing the number of academic publications in accredited journals. “Informing Indonesian academics about the requirements to publish internationally will hopefully increase the number of  publications in accredited journals and support the dissemination of research done by Indonesians to a wider international audience.”

The handover and workshop at Halu Oleo University will take place later this year to coincide with the Indonesian International Book Fair this Autumn.

For more information, contact Liesbeth Kanis, Brill’s Business Development Manager Asia (+65-82981548 / kanis@brill.com) or the Office of International Affairs, Tanjungpura University (+62-561739630 / untan_59@untan.ac.id).

To find out more about Brill’s Developing Countries Program, including Brill’s Adopt a Library, visit http://www.brill.com/about/brills-developing-countries-program/brills-adopt-library-program.

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden, Boston and Singapore, Brill publishes over 265 journals and around 1000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit www.brill.com.

About Tanjungpura University
Tanjungpura University (Universitas Tanjungpura) or UNTAN is a public university located in the city of Pontianak in West Kalimantan, Indonesia and was first established in 1959. The university focuses on three areas of service: education, research and community service. Currently there are around 1.500 staff and over 30,000 students enrolled in 96 programs in nine different faculties. The University of Tanjungpura continues to enhance the quality standard of education through investing and developing human resources, modernising education and research facilities, to bring forth graduates who can compete at the national and international level.