STARBOOKS  contains thousands of digitized science and technology resources in
various formats (text and video/audio) placed in specially designed “pods” set in
a user-friendly interface. Its special features are:
  • It’s a standalone Information kiosk, hence, information access is possible even without internet connection;
  • Information available is read-only;
  • It is a compendium of S&T information gathered from all over the world ---a one stop S&T information source; and
  • It features videos dubbed “Tamang DOSTkarte Livelihood Videos” to stimulate every Filipino’s entrepreneurial capacity;
STARBOOKS aims to:
  1. Create interest in the field of Science and Technology which may increase the number of
    Filipinos enrolling in S&T courses;
  2. Encourage great and curious minds to develop new ideas---inventions and innovations; and
  3. Inspire one’s capacity for entrepreneurship and research
How to avail of STARBOOKS
DOST XII welcomes stakeholders who would like to set up the STARBOOKS in their area.
All that is required are the following:
  1. Computer
  2. POD
  3. A space measuring 3m x 4m ( with specifications for physical set up of the Kiosk)
  4. Mandatory 1-2 days training
  5. Focal person
  6. Letter of Intent
Minimum hardware requirements include:
2 Computer units (1 server, 1 terminal)

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster

RAM: 2 gigabyte GB or more

Hard Disk: 1 TB

OS: Windows 7 or Later


Keyboard, Mouse, headset and AVR

1 STARBOOKS pod with specially designed sticker

Network HUB and cables

* Installation & courier costs to be incurred shall be borne
by the recipient.

Who should avail of Starbooks?
  • Local Government Units (LGUs)
  • Non-Government Organizations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Private Corporations
For more information, contact:

Regional Director

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DOST Regional Office No. XII
Philippine National Halal Laboratory and Science Center, Brgy. Paraiso, Koronadal City.
Trunkline No. (083) 826-0114


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