Libraries in Jeopardy from the Aceh Tsunami

From James Armstrong, Library of Congress SEA Representative, Jakarta

Based on a book entitled Special libraries and information sources in
Indonesia, 2000 ed. there were about seven significant libraries in
Banda Aceh,  pre-tsunami (see these seven libraries and their holdings
below).

The effects of the devastating flooding from  the tsunami in Banda Aceh
 (one of the places hardest hit by the  tsunami) must have destroyed
these library collections from water damage.

1. Perpustakaan Balai Industri Banda Aceh (Institute for Industrial
Product on Banda Aceh. Library).
Jl. Cut yak Dien no. 377, Banda Aceh
Holdings: Book 800 titles; journal 400 titles.

2. Perpustakaan Balai Informasi Pertanian Banda Aceh (Agricultural
Information Institute of Banda Aceh, Library).
Jl. Nyak Makam 27, Banda Aceh
Holdings: Book 1,295 ; periodicals 122 titles.

3. Perpustakaan Pusat Universitas Syah Kuala (Syah Kuala University,
Central Library) Kampus Univ. Syah Kuala Darussalam, Banda Aceh
Holdings: Book 154,580 titles; dissertations 600 titles; 4,511 research
reports; periodicals 23 titles

4. Perpustakaan Museum Negeri Aceh (Aceh State Museum, Library) Jl.
Sultan Alaidin Mahmudsyah no. 12, Banda Aceh
Holdings: Book 2,100 titles; manuscripts 250 titles; periodicals 35
titles

5. Perpustakaan Pusat Dokumentasi dan Informasi Aceh (Documentation and
Information Center of Aceh, Library) Jl. Prof. A. Majid Ibrahim I/5,
Banda Aceh
Holdings: Book 4,332 titles; manuscript 59 titles; microfiche 6 titles;
microfilm 3 titles; photos 35 titles; map 27 titles; geneology 5 titles;
archive 12 titles; periodicals 25 titles

6. Perpustakaan Pusat Institut Agama Islam Negeru Ar-Raniry (Ar-Raniry
Institute for Islamic Studies, Central Library) Kampus IAIN Ar-Raniry
Darussalam, Banda Aceh
Holdings: Book 18,348 titles; dissertations 28 titles; research report
321 titles; periodical 132 titles

7. Badan Perpustakaan Daerah Propinsi Aceh (State Library of Aceh)
Jl. T. Nyak Arief, Banda Aceh  
Holdings: Book 43,546 titles