IO, Yogyakarta – Anugerah Diktendik Berprestasi 2018, held by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher-Education on Monday (29/10) announced seven awards: two for lecturers, and five for other educational staff, including laboratory staff, librarians, archivists, financial managers, and academic administrators. The annual event, in its 15th year, was created as a form of appreciation for lecturers and educational staff who had dedicated themselves to the “Tri Dharma” of higher education.
Through a university selection round and two more selection rounds by the Ministry, which consisted of a document selection and final selection round which involved cognitive tests, presentations, and a leadership group discussion (LGD) Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta archiver Herman Setyawan won the Achieved Archiver award. “This award motivates me to be better in the future. Starting from the announcement in July to September, that was the period that I uploaded the documents and my video profile. From there the best ten were selected for the second round in October 28-29,” said Herman, a D3 Archivist alumnus.
Herman has worked thirteen years as an archiver in the UGM Archiving Office. He has contributed many innovations in publishing from the UGM archives for the benefit of the community – especially the younger generation. “I took a number of historical events and their stories and made them into posters, so people that want to know the history of UGM do not need to read thick books,” he said.
His innovations have brought him previous awards, as in 2010, he received a similar award from the Ministry of National Education and won second place as model archiver. Last year, he also won an award as the “best archiver” in UGM.
Not satisfied, Herman still dreams of showing a treasure-trove of archives through a documentary film which would show important and interesting stories. “For instance, we see corruption in the old times could create a huge buzz; it would be very good if the university students could hear these stories and inspire them to do more for the nation’s people,” he said (UGM)