BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – During Covid-19 pandemic, almost all campus activities is substituted into the online ones, including library service. It is highly limited, except for those who want to return the book or for those who want to fulfill/submit the form of library-free letter as a requirement for diploma/ graduation ceremony.
Remembering that the library cannot provide service onsite, Unpas tries to provide information by digital platform. Students can access the e-book though elibrary.unpas.ac.id.
In optimizing service for students, the library also holds a training for plagiarism checking and information search virtually. This training is welcomed enthusiastically by students and followed by more than 1000 participants.
“The training aims to guide the students to look for information through Emerald e-library and e-journal. Plagiarism checking becomes the most urgent program, because students need to know how check their own work, in order not to be plagiarized,” said Unpas Head of Library Division, Dr. Titin Nurhayatin, M.Pd at Unpas Campus IV, Jalan Dr. Setiabudhi, Bandung on Saturday (April 24th, 2021).
Because of high interest of the training, Unpas Library will also plan to hold the second-session training opened for public and focus more on information search. Other than that, service for students is also available on various media, such as Whatsapp Messenger, Instagram and Facebook.
It is necessary for students to know how to check plagiarism, in order to avoid copying-and-pasting from the internet. For students who are going to take their final trial, some study programs require the 30%-maximum plagiarism level.
“In the Faculty of Teaching and Education, students who are in their final year must have their final thesis checked for plagiarism by using Turnitin application at their own department. If its similarities are still up to 30%, they are not allowed to take the final trial. Therefore, since Unpas has already had Turnitin application, we hold a training for plagiarism checking in order to let students know that plagiarism should be avoided,” she explained.
Other than holding a training, Unpas Library also collaborates with West Java Forum Perpustakaan Perguruan Tinggi Indonesia (FPPTI) and National Library to develop its service during pandemic.
“Of course we also coordinate with the faculty library to identify what books are needed each year. So, we routinely select books that are really needed by each study programs,” she said.
Efforts to optimize the library service are proven by the achievement of A-accreditation from Library Accreditation Institution (Lembaga Akreditasi Perpustakaan), Indonesian National Library.
“In July 29th, 2021, Unpas Library obtained its A-accreditation from the institution. Aspects assessed include the collection of books in the library, infrastructure, services, resource development, finance, and reinforcement. Alhamdulillah, these six aspects can be fulfilled properly,” she ended. (Reta Amaliyah S)*