We want to share our effort in digitization in this and last year.
Our recent effort is doing collaboration with Horison magazine, a prominent
literature magazine since 1960. They're enthusiast to share their magazine
via Wikimedia Commons and licencing under CC-BY-SA 4.0, since this year on
50th anniversary, their magazine will only publicized online via
If you have any questions, please contact Rachmat Wahidi, project leader
for this project, via rachmat.wah...@wikimedia.or.id.
Wikimedia Indonesia are collaborating with institutions to enrich
Indonesian books in Commons
Wikimedia Indonesia, in collaboration with the Dewantara Kirti Griya
Museum, ran a six-month GLAM project
which digitized Javanese-language printed books from the museum's
Between May and November 2015, this project digitized more than 100 books.
More than half of these are now in the public domain in their source
country (Indonesia) and/or in the United States and have thus been uploaded
to Wikimedia Commons
or (for books still in copyright in Indonesia) the English Wikipedia
Those books still under copyright in both Indonesia and the United States
have been uploaded to a closed-access website until such time as they are
in the Public Domain.
[image: Serat_Kaweritan p. 1.jpg]
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Serat_Kaweritan.pdf, page 1, public
The digitization effort has not only benefited the museum, but also the
general populace. It has been of special benefit to academics and
researchers who are interested in Javanese-language books and print
culture. It has also had the effect of convincing the Office of Libraries
and Archives, Yogyakarta, to continue digitization efforts, albeit without
allowing open access to the results.
"This project received a warm reception among academics and students with
on Indonesia. For instance, Mohammad Rokib of the State University of
Surabaya wrote " I'll share this to sanskrit students and colleagues in my
uni," and the Indonesian Studies program at Leiden University shared the
initial project announcement, noting that "digitized old Javanese print
books (pre-independence, many from the 1910s and 20s) from the Taman Siswa
Museum in Yogyakarta" were now online and available for use.".
Another similar project is the collaboration with Horison magazine, a
notable magazine published in Indonesia which intended to focus on poetry
and literature. In March 2016, Wikimedia Indonesia was invited by Horison
staffs asking the possibility to digitize their magazine collections.
Wikimedia Indonesia undertook their demands to scan the magazine from July
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Horison_07_1966.pdf, CC-BY-SA 4.0
This digitization lasts for approximately six months since February 2016.
Scanned magazines from July 1966 to December 1990 editions are now
available in Wikimedia Commons
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Majalah_Horison> for free
under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license. Letters of
permissions from representative author are being sent to OTRS team to be
In addition, this year, Wikimedia Indonesia intends to continue its
digitization program, focusing on the more than 600 Dutch-language letters
written by Ki Hadjar Dewantara - the founder of Taman Siswa and widely
considered the father of modern education in Indonesia. This is meant to
further develop the collaboration and relationship between the Dewantara
Kirti Griya Museum and Wikimedia Indonesia.
Biyanto Rebin | Ketua Umum (*Chair*) 2016-2018
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