The challenge is how libraries continue to play a role in improving people's literacy in the current digital era
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Library is holding the 2022 Nusantara Local-Based Creative Content Workshop to improve literacy in the digital era.

"The challenge is how libraries continue to play a role in improving people's literacy in the current digital era. The digital platform is an unlimited space for people to cultivate the love of reading and literacy," National Library's Head of the Library Analysis and Reading Culture Development Center, Adin Bondan, stated here on Monday.

Bondan remarked that literacy is crucial for the advancement of the nation and civilized individuals.

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According to Bondan, the culture of literacy has become more strategic in addressing the nation's problems, as it is strongly connected with human qualities.

A collective ecosystem of knowledgeable people is required to realize a civilized society, he affirmed.

Meanwhile, rapid developments in technology, especially the internet, presents both a challenge and an opportunity for libraries, especially the National Library, in improving services to foster public interest in literacy.

"The youths' creativity in producing various creative content on digital platforms offers a new (ray of) hope to cultivate a passion for reading and literacy, especially through local-based creative content," he explained.

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"Daily activities, talk shows/discussions, tutorials, reviews of products, can all be made into interesting contents, and we call them creative contents," Bondan stated.

The 2022 Nusantara Local Creative Content Workshop is a program to find and train content creators, who can popularize applied local wisdom and creativity, so the love for reading and literacy can remain relevant.

For more information on activities, the public can visit the link Selected participants will be offered workshops by content creators, and five selected pieces of content will be awarded.

Registration is open from September 12 to October 15, 2022.

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Translator: Indriani, Kenzu T
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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