DOST digital library STARBOOKS operate in ISCOF

By Jephuneh Baingan

Launched in July, STARBOOKS- Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station- are now established and operational in ISCOF's five campuses.

STARBOOKS is the first Philippine Science Digital Library promoted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Science and Technology Information Institute (STII).

Each of ISCOF's five campuses has a STARBOOKS kiosk to promote and implement ICT related projects for the advancement of the students.

Each kiosk has at least two top of the line computer units- one a server, the remaining are terminals- one STARBOOKS pod, Network Hub and Cables, and other multi-media paraphernalia of the latest models.

Focus people for the kiosks have been duly trained for operation, maintenance, and facilitation of the high-tech digital library.

The kiosks are expected to heighten students’ interest in academic and scientific research and to facilitate learning by discovery.

In Main Tiwi campus, STARBOOKS is situated at the Main Library's Audi-Visual Room.