Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah) and Wikimedia Indonesia signed a memorandum of cooperation to support the free distribution of knowledge, at the Senate Hall of Unsyiah, Tuesday morning (9/5). This collaboration covers publications, libraries and information.=
This collaboration was signed by Rector Unsyiah Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal, M.Eng., Through the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ir. Marwan with the Wikimedia Indonesia Chairperson, Biyanto Rebin.
Prof. Marwan welcomed the presence of Wikimedia team to Unsyiah. According to him, Wikimedia, which is dominated by young people, has a commitment in the effort of digitizing the world of Indonesian education, especially the openness of science in the form of digital literacy.
"Unsyiah wants to continue to work with any institution for the in education area," Marwan hoped.
He also added that currently the world is increasingly dynamic, especially in this 4.0 industrial revolution era. Likewise, what has happened in the education world is now based on information technology, digital, and data.
"We will continue to commit to providing information technology-based education, so we collaborate with Wikimedia."
The Chairperson of Wikimedia Indonesia, Biyanto Rebin, appreciated the collaboration with Unsyiah which he said was the beacon of educational science in the western tip of Indonesia. From this collaboration he hopes to get more information about the world of education and culture in Aceh. As well as being able to attract the public to be directly involved in delivering information on Wikimedia.
"The information in Indonesia is so much and wide, for that we want to have partners in each region because there is a lot of information that can be written about Indonesia."
Biyanto took the example of Ratoh Jaroe Dance at the opening of the 2018 Asian Games some time ago which stole the public's attention. Many people are wrong with the dance and consider it Saman dance.
"Things like this make us want to present accurate information about Aceh. "Unsyiah is our partner in exploring the potential of science that is here," he concluded.
In addition to the signing of the collaboration, Wikimedia Indonesia and Unsyiah also held a socialization of the Wiki Cinta Budaya photo competition in the Hall of the Unsyiah Library. In addition, in the same place on September 5-6 later, Wikimedia will also hold a Wiki Photo Culture training for Indonesia that is licensed under Creative Commons. (mr)