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Greater Jakarta: City set to establish digital libraries

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Jakarta   /   Mon, July 13, 2015   /  09:22 am

Jakarta Governor Basuki '€œAhok'€ Tjahaja Purnama has said that the city administration is currently working on what he calls the '€œiJakarta'€ system as part of efforts to realize the Jakarta Smart City concept.

The governor said that under the system, the city administration would provide digital library services for the capital'€™s people.

'€œJakartans will be able to collect and read digital books,'€ Ahok said as quoted by tempo.co on Friday at City Hall.

Access to the services, he said, would be given to a wide range of groups. '€œCommunities, schools, children, all will have access,'€ he said.

To implement the system, libraries in the capital would establish digital reading equipment, such as tablet computers, the governor went on.

Ahok added that the collection of books could then be directly accessed through the digital equipment. '€œWith the digital equipment, it will be more practical and easier to maintain the book collection,'€ he said.

'€œSchools will no longer have to deal with dust,'€ Ahok said.

One book publisher and distributor, he added, had already begun cooperating with the city administration to work on the digital library system.

'€œThousands of books will be able to be read by many people,'€ he said.

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