The Indonesia Project Library is located in Room 7123 on the first floor
of the Coombs Building [building no 9, on map CD32
at grid reference
D2], not far from the stairwell and lift.
Loans are for one week and a maximum of 6 books may be borrowed at one
The Library is open Mon, Wed and Fri, 10am- 3pm.
The Library is in the The Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, and is accessible to ANU staff and students, and to visitors. It is a small specialist library focusing on the Indonesian economy but also contains key books and theses and a basic set of up to date statistics on population, education, health and related subjects. The collection is organised into the following categories:
- Economic History and Conditions
- Land and Agriculture
- Agriculture by Crop
- Industries by Product
- Transport and Communications
- Trade, Exports and Imports
- Money, Banking, Credit, Investment and Insurance
- Public Finance
- Social Welfare, Housing, Health
- Administration: Organisation and Problems
NB The collection is still in the process of being put onto computer. All publications acquired since 1994 are on computer as well as many acquired prior to this date but the physical catalogue, housed in the Project, may need to be consulted for earlier publications.
So far there is also only sporadic entry of subject headings, so if a search in this area is unfruitful, it is advisable to enter key words in the title area.
There are two other libraries in Canberra that have good specialist collections of Indonesian economic materials: the ANU Library and the National Library, located not far from the University.
The ANU Library’s collection is not confined to economics subjects. A substantial range of central and regional official Indonesian publications is available, as well as statistical material for both Indonesia and other Asian countries. These are particularly useful to scholars wishing to undertake comparative studies.
The National Library of Australia opened an Indonesian Acquisitions Office in Jakarta in 1971. Apart from obtaining newspapers and other serials by subscription, the Library’s policy has been to acquire a broad spectrum of materials, ranging from literary works and language studies to publications on law, sociology, philosophy and religion. The majority of recent acquisitions, however, consist of government publications (including a large collection from the Central Statistics Agency in Jakarta) and works produced by universities and other institutions. These are primarily concerned with the fields of economics, social welfare, politics and government administration. The Library is developing its collection of material on Islam in its socio-political context in Indonesia. The body of regional (provincial and kabupaten) statistical publications is also growing rapidly. A complete record of Indonesian publications bought by the Jakarta Office of the National Library is published in the Indonesian Acquisitions List (IAL).