ICALTD, the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Library and Technology Dissemination, is one of structural bodies under the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development, Ministry of Agriculture. ICALTD consists of two major divisions, i.e the library and technology dissemination. The library, established in 1842, is the oldest agriculture library in Indonesia. The establishment was proposed by J.K. Hasskarl, Assistant Hortulanus's Land Plantentuin, and M. Diard, a member of Natuurkundige Commisie, started with 25 title books donated by Jacques Pierot. In its early establishment, the library was part of the Bogor Botanical Garden with the mission of supporting Dutch Botanists' access to scientific literatures. In 1850, it became formally a library with a name Bibliotheek's Land Plantentuin te Buitenzorg. It is then undergone several changes of name and function, and by March 2000, it was formally declared by a Ministerial Decree as the Center of Agricultural Library and Technology Dissemination (Pusat Perpustakaan dan Penyebaran Teknologi Pertanian).  
Countries: Indonesia
Agrovoc terms: AgricultureType of data: Documents