Q&A: Neliti Co-Founder Anton Lucanus - We're hoping this becomes the Wordpress for Digital Libraries | MENAFN.COM
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"Neliti is a fast-growing research service that aims to connect academics in Indonesia by aggregating research from universities around the archipelago. Neliti currently distributes journals, reports, data and books from just over 500 universities in Indonesia, with the ambitious aim of digitising 95% of Indonesia’s library and journal collections. It has more than two million monthly users. Neliti is The Conversation Indonesia’s content partner, providing a list of selected new academic articles each month.
Neliti’s co-founder, Australian expatriate Anton Lucanus, a former biology researcher, spoke to The Conversation in Jakarta about the origins of the business, how he wants to engage with researchers and Indonesia, as well as the business’ future direction.
The Conversation Indonesia (TC): How did you start Neliti?
Anton Lucanus (Co-founder, Neliti) (AL): I was interning in Jakarta three years ago, in a molecular biology lab, and they were producing cool data on things like the rates of Japanese Encephalitis in West Java or the genome of the first ever case of Zika in Indonesia. But a lot of this important data wasn’t made immediately available because to get that data out to the public you’ve got to go through the whole publication and peer-review process...."