DOST deploys ?digital library kiosk? in Marikina school

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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recently installed its Starbooks digital library at Malanday National High School (MNHS) in Marikina City to help the students with their research work.

Photo shows (from left) Marikina representative Marcelino ?Marcy? Teodoro, DOST-NCR director Teresita Fortuna, and Malanday National High School principal Lagrimas B. Garcia signing the MOU
Photo shows (from left) Marikina representative Marcelino ?Marcy? Teodoro, DOST-NCR director Teresita Fortuna, and Malanday National High School principal Lagrimas B. Garcia signing the MOU

Dubbed as ?Library in a Box?, Starbooks or Science & Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station is a one-stop science and technology information source that works even without Internet connection.

Starbooks, developed by the Science and Technology Information Institute (STII) of DOST, contains thousands of materials in text, video, and audio formats, featuring topics on food and nutrition, health and medicine, emerging technologies, energy, environment, livelihood technologies, investigatory projects and theses in different fields.

Dr. Teresita Fortuna, director of DOST-NCR, led the memorandum of understanding signing with MNHS represented by head teacher Salvacion M. Fernando, together with Marikina representative Marcelino ?Marcy? Teodoro, who requested the Starbooks for MNHS as his beneficiary.

?We are very fortunate to receive this Starbooks. Magagamit po talaga ng mga bata (It will surely be used by the kids),? said Lagrimas. B. Garcia, school principal. She added that they hope to put in additional computers so more students can access the Starbooks.

Victor P. Rebosada, teacher-librarian of MNHS said, ?(Starbooks) will really help a lot in imparting of knowledge to our students. We are hoping that through this, we will be able to really focus on the science subjects.?

DOST offers Starbooks to local government units, non-government organizations, educational institutions and private corporations. For more information, please log on to www.stii.dost.gov.ph or email starbooks@stii.dost.gov.ph.

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