UB Library Innovation: E-KTM, Digital, Collections to Final Assignment Assistance

The Rector and staff reviewed the Library’s digital collections

Rector of Brawijaya University (UB) Prof. Widodo, S.Si., M.Sc., PH.D.Med.Sc launched E-KTM, Monday (27/11/2023), at the Library Building. This activity was attended by the Vice Rector, deans of all faculties, as well as work unit leaders.

As stated by the Rector, E-KTM is a form of digital transformation of student cards which can be used for various academic and non-academic services. And the first service that E-KTM can access is library services.

“So far, printing KTMs requires a long process. With the E-KTM, it is hoped that students can immediately use it for all services at UB,” said the Rector.

With E-KTM, students no longer need to show their KTM when visiting the library. They only need to scan the QR Code from their respective Gapura applications, and it will automatically be recorded. Likewise, with the process of borrowing and returning library books.

“E-KTM is a big step in UB’s digital transformation. Thank you to the Library for pioneering everything from subscribing to digital references, digitizing book collections, and currently E-KTM. “In the future, all activities are expected to be paperless, including the legalization of diplomas and grade transcripts,” said Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Ir. Imam Santoso, M.P when giving a speech.

The launch of E-KTM was marked by the use of E-KTM by the UB Rector on a barcode reader and a ribbon cutting carried out by the Rector together with the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs. Next, UB Rector and his staff reviewed the use of E-KTM by students who were currently visiting the UB Library.

Head of Library, Dr. Iwan Permadi, S.H., M.Hum said, apart from launching E-KTM, UB Library also launched the Library Digital Collection, Knowledge Garden Journal, and Scholar’s Lounge.

The Library’s Digital Collection is a progressive step in adapting traditional libraries to the digital era. With online access to the latest and most prominent collections, students and faculty can explore unlimited educational resources, supporting research and scientific development.

“The library’s digital collection contains e-books which are the result of media transfer from 70 thousand print collections which have been the most popular among students. “This digital collection can be accessed on a special PC where visitors can only read without being able to copy files to protect the authors’ copyright,” explained Iwan.

Meanwhile, Knowledge Garden Journal is a journal published by UPT UB Library. By facilitating cross-disciplinary collaboration, the journal aims to stimulate the exchange of ideas and critical thinking.

The library also stepped in to assist in completing final assignments for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students called “Scholar’s Lounge”. This program is the center of academic activities and discussions at UPT Libraries, namely Mentoring and Journal Clinics. With modern facilities that support the learning process, Scholar’s Lounge is designed to encourage informal meetings and exchange of ideas between UB librarians and students. Scholar’s Lounge is a form of UPT Libraries’ commitment to continue to innovate and provide high quality services for students and academics. [Ihwan/Irene/ UB PR/ Trans. Iir]

The Chancellor and staff reviewed the Library’s digital collections

UB Chancellor Prof. Widodo, S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D.Med.Sc
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Ir. Imam Santoso, M.P