A preliminary study of Indonesian academic libraries digital disaster preparedness

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Academic libraries are one of the vital institutions that collect and manage the intellectual and cultural output of human beings, both in print and digital forms. Along with the growth of digital collections, the threats to or vulnerability of those collections are also increasing. This paper aims to describe the digital disaster preparedness measures implemented by respondent academic libraries in Indonesia that participated in the study. The study was conducted in Jakarta, Indonesia. The finding shows that even though libraries have taken steps to protect their digital data and collections, most of the libraries that participated in this study do not have a written digital disaster preparedness policy and had never conducted a risk analysis of the potential for digital disasters in their institutions. This research recommends that the libraries need to do a risk assessment first to prevent and manage any potential disaster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-117
Number of pages7
JournalPreservation, Digital Technology and Culture
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020


  • Academic libraries
  • Digital disaster
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Disaster risk
  • Indonesia


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