Pustaka to play role as time travel machine

Hamid speaking at the MOU and MOA signing ceremony at Pustaka Negeri Sarawak. Photo: Ummi Munirah

KUCHING: Sarawak State Library (Pustaka) must continue to play its role as time travel machine, says its board of management chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Hamid Bugo.

He said this was especially with Pustaka’s role in championing not only as a source of knowledge and information but also in digitalisation of knowledge.

“It is another milestone for Pustaka Negeri Sarawak to not only the store of knowledge and information but also in reaching out to the communities, which is equally important,” he said in his speech during the MOU and MOA signing ceremony between Pustaka and University college of Technology Sarawak (UCTS), Association of Research and Development Movement of SIngai Sarawak (Redeems) and Land and Survey Department held at the state library here in Petra Jaya on Monday (Dec 14).

He emphasised collaborations and partnerships will enhance Pustaka standard towards another level.

“Partnerships and collaborations remain strategically important to us. We reach out to beneficiaries in urban and rural areas in our collaborative outreach programmes, and we also collaborate with other government agencies, non-governmental organisations, private sectors and communities in order to give a better impact to our target groups.

“Through these memorandums, it definitely will improve while upscaling Pustaka to achieve greater standard,” he added.