KIDAPAWAN CITY, 29 January 2021 – Accessible even without the internet, the DOST-STARBOOKS can definitely be an effective tool for knowledge and learning resource in remote or far-flung areas.
Featured today at DXKF Radyo Tirada 102.3 Mhz during the program airing of Congressman Rudy Caoagdan’s ‘Dagayday sa Serbisyo ug Kalambuan’ Mr. Reynel Revilla, SRS I of DOST XII-Cotabato Provincial Office discussed details of STARBOOKS together with Anchor Odin Cantomayor-Deseo.
STARBOOKS is an acronym for Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly-Operated Kiosk Station.
Engr. Sammy P. Malawan, DOST XII Regional Director earlier announced (November 2020) that the agency will facilitate installation of STARBOOKS among the 36 identified ELCAC (End Local Communist Armed Conflict) barangay beneficiaries in North Cotabato.
Providing greater access to legit information on science, technology and innovation, it is not only recommended for students and researchers but designed as well for inventors, entrepreneurs/ start-up firms and all sectors of society seeking relevant information and knowledge.
Known as the first Philippine digital science library, STARBOOKS is a compendium of S&T information gathered from all over the world, making it a one-stop S&T info source.
Contents include various disciplines on sciences including Agriculture, Medicine, Education, ICT, Engineering, Architecture, Geography and Anthropology, Archeology, Industry and Statistics, Social Sciences, Technopreneurship and Livelihood Technologies among others, available in various formats - text and video/ audio.
DOST programs, projects and services are also available in STARBOOKS. It also features videos dubbed ‘Tamang DOSTkarte Livelihood’.
Mr. Revilla emphasized that STARBOOKS Mobile Apps https://www.facebook.com/watch/StarbooksPH/ are now available and can be enjoyed by the public, especially as schools turn to remote learning due to COVID-19 pandemic.
One app contains quizzes and a portal to the online library. Its extensive library is now integrated into the online learning platform DepEd Commons.
STARBOOKS is developed by the DOST-Science and Technology Information Institute (STII).
For inquiries and assistance, you may contact DOST XII-Cotabato Provincial Office at Tel: (064) 521-1674 or Mobile Nos. 09534317822 / 09518490880.