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Tragic Story of PDS HB Jassin

Written by son of rambow on Thursday, March 24, 2011

HB Jassin Libarary save 20,000 fiction books, 12,000 books nonfiction, and reference books and also around 600 800 drama, 16,000 clippings literature, collections such as sound recordings, handwritten manuscripts, typed manuscripts, and personal letters.

Governor of DKI Jakarta Decree which establishes the largest documentation centers of Indonesian literature throughout the world just got a budget of Rp 50 million per year has drawn anger among writers and scientists who are concerned with the legacy of literacy that was priceless.

Because SK was the Governor of DKI Jakarta, HB Jassin Literary Documentation Center (PDS HB Jassin) could be threatened with closing. Mafhumlah, with a budget of only Rp 50 million per year, that means do not suffice to pay employees and adequate treatment.

Writing in Kompasiana , writer and literary observers Djalil Linda writes, "Money is not everything. However, if the rescue efforts of Indonesian Literature masterpiece that tens of thousands of species that do not get proper financial support, this certainly makes the heart sore. And this nation feels slighted . Decree (Decree), the Governor of DKI Jakarta No. SK IV 215, dated February 16, 2011, which was signed directly by Fauzi Bowo stated clearly that the PDS HB Jassin only received Rp 50 million a year budget. "

Who was not shocked to read the letter? Moreover, funding for PDS HB Jassin which usually included in the group of funds to the Arts Council of Jakarta, Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, the Jakarta Arts Institute, and the Jakarta Arts Centre Management Board Ismai Marzuki Park is now included in "nations" and the Studio Theatre Land Water Wheel. Imagine, a place that contains tens of thousands of Indonesian Literature masterpiece is classified in the category of art studio, which is only feasible to obtain only Rp 50 million per year.

In previous years, PDS HB Jassin had received Rp 500 million each year. Then, funds dropped to Rp 300 million. Last year, the warehouse manager of the science of the artists, writers, and researchers within and outside the country has been struggling to receive funds to Rp 164 million circumcised. Now, more sprawl again ... Once again, USD 50 million received by the library!

It is clear how the Government of Indonesia, particularly the administration, that in fact it is an umbrella and a shelter for PDS HB Jassin since 1976, is now like a "sudden forget" its obligations to preserve the national heritage and culture of this very invaluable. Again, read the figure of Rp 50 million to finance 12 months to make people consider legitimate the abuse of the nation's work is in progress and may continue to take place repeatedly. I also wonder, from where the calculation of that figure for this giant library?

Is the government of Jakarta has been pretending not to know that for the cost of curing the book alone is over USD 40 million itself and maintenance by fumigation ideally performed twice a year for books not easily destroyed and eaten by moths? Not to mention the payroll 14 employees that have been so faithful to be there with a very minimal salary. They still have an excessive love of the place.

I can not imagine how many tears guliran Doctor Honoris Causa HB Jassin, Pope Literature Indonesia, which is so large for the literary merit of Indonesia, if he is still alive. As a famous author, he is also very thorough and diligent collecting thousands of documents of literature since 1932.

Various authors handwriting when it begins to write the script, biography, or scribble corrections, and correspondence of the authors of literary works also complements the work itself as goods that have become a book. Klipingan past newspaper from the era before World War II until after Indonesia's independence, plus the necessary documentation after the New Order 1966, all previously scattered in Gang Siwalan No. 3 and his home in Gang lute No. 8, his brother's house.

Leave it rest in Education and Language Development Centre, Jalan Diponegoro 82. HB Jassin not toil in vain. By deed dated June 28, 1976, HB Jassin Documentation resmilah Foundation is located in Taman Ismail Marzuki created. Thousands of the manuscript collection belonging to the Regional Government of DKI Jakarta and HB Jassin Literary Foundation Documentation. Who else if not the Governor Ali Sadikin, the governor at the time, which gives full encouragement for this noble purpose.

In addition to thousands of books, plays, pieces of newspaper that contains many literary works of authors collection HB Jassin, eventually many other Indonesian intellectuals, too, was intrigued. Busy-ramailah they donate books to add to this collection of Indonesian Literature library. The books collection professor Dr Damais some shelves, a collection of Haji Agus Salim, Mochtar Lubis collection consists of newspaper Indonesia Raya already bound from 1968 to 1974, the collection Wiratmo Soekito in the form of newspaper clippings and magazine paper, the collection of Dr. Boen Soemarjati, Imam Slamet Santoso professor's daughter, as many as six safes.

Not to mention a few professors of University of Indonesia, such as professors and doctoral Panuti Sudjiman Sri Wulan Rujiati Mulyadi, who used to give subjects of philology at the Faculty of Letters University of Indonesia, and various other figures for book lovers. Rendra handwriting when creating the concept of poetry, handwriting Chairil Anwar, Sutan Alisjahbana, Sitor Situmorang, as well as novel manuscript Pilgrimage of Iwan Simatupang, even amongst literary correspondence, all sitting there waiting destroyed if neglected care due to cost. Imagine, if complete documentation of literature in Indonesia, even in this world just goes away eventually. What a pity!

The more days; books, papers, important documents Indonesian literature increasingly swollen. Collection continues to grow more days, in conjunction with various researchers who stop by and take advantage of this knowledge repository for their thesis and dissertation. Foreign researchers from various universities in Malaysia, Australia, Germany, Holland, America, as well as innumerable. Indonesian journalists, reliable artists, lecturers, and students will understand well the "source" of information in the PDS literature their existence HB Jassin.

Mr. Jassin never dreamed like this when he was alive, "I wish on the first floor library building was special indeed Sastra Indonesia to Indonesian literature and various other areas. Floors two to Asian literature. Floors four European literature. All consists of modern literature or old literature . It was ideal, beautiful, and noble ideals of great writers of Indonesia. Really all come true?

He died 11 years ago. His desire has not been realized. Until now, even coverage to classify the parts of the literature was located on different floors, really far from the dream. What a miserable building PDS HB Jassin. A steep metal ladder and make people have to be extra careful arranging melangkahkah breath and legs, which are still modest reading room, plus storage room of books, documentation somber and filled with folders that do not shine anymore. Place an increasingly narrow and less care maximal just waiting for the masterpiece that there be a rickety slowly.

I can not imagine how "ngilernya" researchers, students hungry for literature. Imagine, up to now there are about 18,000 of fiction books, 12,000 of non-fiction books, 507 reference books, 812 books drama, author biographies 875, 16 774 clippings, 517 papers, theses and dissertations as many as 630 titles, 732 cassette tape sound, 15 video cassette tapes, is also the author of 740 photos. This data is changing from day to day and the greater number of types of collection.

Last year I was invited Rizal Ramli, former Minister of Economy, along with Afung, his wife, while books of poetry petty king of my work and various other friends was launched in the room PDS HB Jassin. I catch concern and amazement Rizal Ramli as we crawl the PDS small alley to the building before climbing the steep stairs. Many Romel, there are hangers clothesline clothes, and towels at the bottom edge of the stairs. After entering the room was modest, he looked amazed. Sad indeed! But I do not forget, Rizal Ramli, admiring the wealth of this PDS HB Jassin full of crowded Indonesian Literary works are astonishing, even the work of China Malay Literature from the 1800s still kept there.

This country is indeed ironic. On the one hand juggle hundreds of billions building a swimming pool fitted in the roof far above and a comfortable spa feels easy. Meanwhile, set aside a pocket for a rarefaction mind, maintaining the Indonesian literary masterpiece full of amazing in a building that earthy, like a stone weighing many tons it feels to run it. I imagine the mothers who usually appear in the magazine socialite with colorful Hermes bag costs only Rp 180 million, while the PDS HB Jassin will sink out of life because it is only thrown by local government of Rp 50 million! I remembered the words of HB Jassin, who happens first is my undergraduate thesis adviser, "a waste of our work means to waste our lives, our history, past, present, and our future ... in fact Documentation is a tool to extend the memory, deepen, and expand it .... "

"Will Fauzi Bowo its service range in charge of this issue will review the decree of her? Or have felt" comfortable "because the moment will appear anyway kilograms of coins as a result of collecting donations from the community who are very concerned over this merananya PDS HB Jassin ? Let us look at joint development of the next story .... "

Now, the issue of PDS HB Jassin has become a movement "moral" to save the world literature in particular, literacy and the world generally. Some writers and literary lovers have even rolling the "Coins Literature."

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