Yanuar Yoga Prasetyawan, Ika Krismayani


Today the implementation of information technology in libraries has become a basic need to organize the information, not least in Indonesia. Lack of economic capital (fund) and intellectual capital (human resources that have IT educational background) cause many library in Indonesia can not be able to buy or self develop the information technology. However SLiMS attend like a panacea, which capable of treating and eliminating the limitations of most libraries in Indonesia. SLiMS is an open source software for the Library Management that can be downloaded and implemented for free. In addition Slims rarely have the power owned by a software (information systems) that is a SLiMS User Community. In Indonesia, SLiMS User Community has mushrooming in various regions across Indonesia, one of them in Yogyakarta. Growth and development of SLiMS User Community in Yogyakarta is a manifestation of social capital for the library with lack of information technology implementation. The purpose of this study is to reveal the values and norms are upheld by the Yogyakarta SLiMS User Community that foster social capital which drives community activities as an agent who eliminate the lack of economic capital and intellectual capital that suffered by many libraries in Indonesia. The method used is qualitative method with phenomenological approach. The results showed that the values and norms are upheld together by the Yogyakarta SLiMS User Community is becoming a agent of change of the library conditions in Indonesia, to contribute the automation development in Indonesia. That value and norms are expressed through the sinau bareng. Through sinau bareng, they were learning together to implement SLiMS. Sinau bareng was held each month by a Yogyakarta SLiMS User Community. it became the antidote the lack of libraries. So it will bring justice for all types of libraries to have the right to fulfi ll their basic needs of implementing information technology as library management system.


Social capital; Community; Library automation

Full Text:



Bruhn, J. G. 2011. The Sociology of Community Connections (Second Edition). New York: Springer.

Creswell, J. W. 2013. Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Chosing Among Five Approaches (Third Edition). SAGE.

Field, J. 2003. Social Capital. London: Routledge.

Goe, W. Richard and Noonan, S. 2007. The Sociology of Community. In 21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook (pp. 455–464). California: Sage Publications Inc.

Herreros, F. 2004. The Problem of Forming Social Capital: Why Trust?. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Johnson, C. A. 2007. Social Capital and The Search For Information: Examining The Role of Social Capital In Information Seeking Behavior in Mongolia. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 58(6), 883–894. http://doi.org/10.1002/asi.20561

Johnson, C. A. 2012. How Do Public Libraries Create Social Capital? An Analysis of Interactions Between Library Staff And Patrons. Library and Information Science Research, 34(1), 52–62. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2011.07.009

Pendit, P. L. 2007. Perpustakaan Digital: Perspektif Perpustakaan Perguruan Tinggi Indonesia. Jakarta: Sagung Seto.

Shaklee, H., Laumatia, L., & Luckey, B. 2010. Building Inclusive Communities: A Social Capital Approach. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 102(3), 44–48.

Sudarsono, Blasius. 2006. Antologi Kepustakawanan Indonesia. Jakarta: Sagung Seto.

Varheim, A. 2009. Public Libraries : Places Creating Social Capital?. Library Hi Tech, 27(3), 372–381. http://doi.org/10.1108/07378830910988504.

Wildemuth, B. M. 2009. Applications of Social Research Methods To Questions In Information And Library Science. Westport: Library Unlimited.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14203/jurnalbaca.v37i2.298


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


BACA: Jurnal Dokumentasi dan Informasi index by: