We’re in the midst of a significant transformation regarding the way we produce products thanks to the digitization of manufacturing. This transition is so compelling that it is being called industrial to represent the fourth revolution that has occurred in manufacturing. From the first industrial revolution (mechanization through water and steam power) to the mass production and assembly lines using electricity in the second, the fourth industrial revolution will take what was started in the third with the adoption of computers and automation and enhance it with smart and autonomous systems fueled by data and machine learning.

In the industrial era, 4.0 awareness of digital literacy for rural communities became important in optimizing the Village Information System (SID). This following Article 86 of the Village Law concerning the information system on village development and rural area development, which explains that the village has the right to access information through an information system developed by the Regency / City Government. Thus, students should participate in building digital literacy for rural communities to optimize the Village Information System (SID).

Isnaini Maulidin, S.IP., MPA, as the speaker, explained several concepts and theories related to the Village Information System (SID).

“With the SID, the public hopes that there are transparency and openness to public access, so the government starts to open up, and there is no more confidential data. There are still many villagers who consider APBDes, RJPMDes are confidential documents that the public is not allowed to know about, even though they are texts that can be accessed by the public. Besides, the Public Information Openness Act and Article 86 of the Village Law so that the people or community can sue the government if there is no transparency. SID gives new hope in the future with the existence of more effective data-based public services, there is pretty good planning management, “he explained

Meanwhile, the Head of Administration, Finance, and Assets of the Village District and Empowerment Office of Sleman Regency, Alhalik, S. Sos., MT, explained the efforts to develop SID information data management in Sleman Regency, including through coordination with regional and village officials, identification local and community-owned and managed applications. Identification of data and information needs, assessment of the use of claims from third parties, and the utilization of coordination of the development of SID and use of applications from third parties.

“In Sleman Regency, there are two Information Systems managed by the government, namely SIDA SEMBADA for district-level information systems and SWEET SIDES for village level information systems. SWEET SYNTHESION is an acronym for the Integrated Village Information System to create an independent and exclusive village. It has management, data content, and information content that is integrated by the government to the community, “he explained.

Bahrun Wardoyo, Head of the Dlingo Village for the 2012-2018 Period, told the situation of the Dlingo area in early 2012 with the worst conditions and being left behind with minimal community services and then initiated to manage the Village Information System through the website. “The innovative steps I took to develop the Dlingo village at the time were building a serviced office, adding computer equipment facilities, using IT in services, Optimizing the Village Information System, and the village Website for branding. This was done in the period 2012-2016. I realize that the existence of SID is an effort to develop villages through technology with a database, services to get to know the town better and to be closer to the city. Therefore, students are expected to be able to develop villages through community service (KKN) following the needs of the town, one of which is helping to manage SID in the local town, “he concluded.