|Participants of the Orientation and Hands-on Training on the Use of STARBOOKS|
The Department of Science and Technology thru the Southern Leyte Provincial Science and Technology in partnership with the Provincial Government of Southern Leyte, Saint Joseph College, DepEd Southern Leyte Division, Deped Maasin City Division and An Waray Partylist conducted an Orientation and Hands-on Training on the Use of STARBOOKS last November 3, 2016 in Saint Joseph College, Tunga-tunga, Maasin City.
Engr. Florentino L. Quiñones, DOST8 MIS Section Head served as the resource person during the training. Also present were Engr. Florita M. Santiago, Provincial Director of Southern Leyte PSTC, Board Member Myra C. Rentuza, Provincial Committee Chair for Science and Technology, Mr. Mario R. Orais, Education Program Supervisor of DepEd Maasin City Division, and Dr. Charity M. Nogra, Education Program Supervisor of DepEd Southern Leyte Division.
Librarians and IT personnel from eighteen (18) schools in Southern Leyte were oriented and trained on the use of STARBOOKS – the First Philippine Science Digital Library. STARBOOKS or Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk System is an offline and standalone information kiosk which contains hundreds of digitize science and technology resources on various formats. It holds digitized journals, serial publications, reference materials, annual reports, theses and dissertation, technical and project reports and the “Tamang DOSTkarte” Livelihood Videos.
STARBOOKS was developed by DOST- Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STIII) to address the limited educational facilities most especially in the countryside. Local Government Units (LGUs), Non-Government Organizations, educational institutions and private corporations may avail of STARBOOKS.
For more details and inquiries, please visit the DOST – Southern Leyte Provincial Science and Technology Center, Capitol Site, Asuncion, Maasin City, Southern Leyte or contact (053) 381-3990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.