Some of ISDEV members listening to DBP's lecture
On 24 and 25 May, 2011, ISDEV members were at the Bengkel Pemerolehan Manuskrip (Manuscript Acquisition Workshop) jointly organized by the Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka (DBP) and the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia. The 19 strong members were briefed by the editorial personnel of DBP on the procedures and process involved prior to submission of any manuscripts. ISDEV members learnt that the secret yet first essential step towards a successful approved manuscript is in the title.
During the second day members were grouped together by DBP at the Conference Room of PPIK and were guided to the formal process of submitting manuscripts in the form prescribed by DBP. All members presented their proposed title of the manuscripts to the DBP officer, totalling 17 altogether.
This has definitely paved the way for ISDEV publication relationship with DBP. The rest as they say is history. ISDEV works written by ISDEV members are definitely on its way for publication by DBP in this near future. DBP in principle has agreed to mark it with a detailed discussion in early July on the publication process and signing of MoU with ISDEV on the endeavour.