Library Seminar for Millenial Generation
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) will hold a National Seminar entitled "Presenting a Library for Millennial Generation" at University Club (UC), UGM. It is scheduled to be held for 4 March 2010 and will present Harkrisyati Kamil (President of ISIPII), Endang Wiwik Sonda (Information Resource Officer, the World Bank Jakarta), Ade Farida (Information Resource Center Assistant Director, US Embassy Jakarta), and Weny Simmons (Information Resource Officer, US Embassy Bangkok).
In its broadcast of the breaking news, TVOne, for example, called the audience’s attention to the fate of Japanese people, presenting the disaster as an act of God that even a developed country cannot withstand.
By presenting this message, television failed to provide viewers with a critical view of what was really happening and how one might survive in a similar situation.
This moral judgment, strongly held by Indonesian television, is not only because of their lack of perspective but also because TV stations are locked into their business models.
They reduce disaster stories to a commodity therefore it is okay to exploit it is driven by consumer demand.
As Indonesian television competes with the expanding role of the Internet in reporting disasters, it is unlikely that the medium will support emergency relief, let alone recovery programs.
Two other speakers, Ade Farida and Wendy Simmons, are scheduled to present IT development at the library, particularly of higher learning institutes.Â Wendy Simmons will discuss the importance of integration and one-stop center of various library services as the millenial generation are accustomed to IT easy access. The facilities includeÂ productivity software, communication software, licensed databases, audio, video, and multimedia.