The strategy of university library in Indonesia to support world class university (WCU)

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This research aims to provide the detailed description of the implementation of library's roles in supporting the World Class University in Universitas Airlangga and to give an overview of the obstacles that will be faced by the library of Universitas Airlangga in carrying out its role to support World Class University. This research used descriptive-qualitative research method to describe the implementation of library role in supporting world class university especially in providing information to support academic community research. The subject of this research is the activities conducted by five (5) libraries to support world class university such as Universitas Indonesia (UI), Institute Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Intitute Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Universitas Gadjam Mada (UGM) and Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR). Informants in this research are people who are considered to understand about the implementation of policies on world class university in the library. The data was collected by interview, live observation, and sorting supporting documents, such as: regulation letters, decree, references about World Class University, and other documents. The result of this research is about collection development to support WCU, human resource, library services and the strategic to support WCU. Conclusion of this paper is University Libraries have a strategic role in supporting the university towards world class university. But from a variety of strategies that can be seen that the university that is already included in the 500 WCU has a strategy that is more focused and clear and supported by large funding.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1739
JournalLibrary Philosophy and Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Collection development
  • Library
  • Library role
  • Webometric
  • World class university


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