Until December 2018, only one of Indonesia’s estimated 60 think tanks operated an institutional repository, and even that one did not have fundamental repository interoperability such as an OAI-PMH API or metadata schema. Since December 2018, Neliti has partnered with a number of Indonesian think tanks to create institutional repositories with optimal interoperability.
On 5th March 2019, Neliti hosted a free institutional repository workshop at the National Library of Indonesia for Indonesia’s think tank repository administrators. The think tanks included:
- Perkumpulan Prakarsa (view their repository here) – a Jakarta-based think tank established in 2004 for enhance welfare ideas for Indonesian society.
- PATTIRO (view their repository here) – a think tank focused on local governance issues, particularly decentralization. PATTIRO was established in 1999 and has worked in more than 17 provinces and 70 regencies throughout Indonesia.
- Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS; view their repository here) – a non-partisan and non-profit think tank that promotes social and economic reforms across a range of Indonesian policy issues.
All participants were trained on the importance of institutional repositories in research dissemination and the open access movement, repository creation using Neliti software, best metadata practices, article indexing in Google Scholar and other academic databases, OAI-PMH APIs, and Crossref DOI registration.
The workshop was funded by Australia Awards Indonesia’s Alumni Grant Scheme (AGS). Since 2017, AGS has supported Neliti to build a planned 200 digital libraries across Indonesia, and this workshop is one part of the broader project.
Given the positive feedback from the workshop, Neliti has planned similar workshops across Indonesia catered for various institution types, including think tanks, universities, NGOs, research institutes, and government bodies. We thank all participants who made the workshop a great experience!