Digital Disaster Preparedness of Indonesian Special Libraries

Yeni Budi Rachman, Saiful Afidhan

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The literature about disaster preparedness, especially digital disaster in the library, is particularly limited in Indonesia. With the growing number of library collections in digital form, it is important for libraries to implement strategies for the protection of digital collections from various disaster threats. The purpose of this study is to provide information on the readiness of selected special libraries in Indonesia on the issue of digital disaster. A questionnaire containing 15 closed and open-ended questions was disseminated through an online survey to 10 selected special libraries in Jakarta and Bogor, Indonesia. The results indicate that most libraries have implemented digital data protection and are able to analyze any potential digital disaster threats that may occur. Most of the libraries do not yet have specific policies regarding digital collections, however. The minimal number of digital collections compared to the number of printed collections is assumed to be the cause of the lack of attention and protection of digital collections. Consequently, libraries need to develop a digital preservation policy first before implementing a digital disaster management plan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalPreservation, Digital Technology and Culture
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • Digital disaster
  • Disaster management
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Indonesia
  • Special libraries


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