CSPC launches DOST-STARBOOKS
Adding up to the state-of-the-art facilities of the College of Library Services. The college inked Department of Science and Technology Memorandum of Agreement last August 25, 2017, at Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges for the DOST-STARBOOKS, short for Science & Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station also known as “LIBRARY IN A BOX” intended to serve as information access portals. Meanwhile, Orientation and Training was also conducted last August 25, 2017, at the CSPC Library conducted by Department of Science and Technology Region V.
DOST-STARBOOKS contains hundreds and thousands of digitized science and technology resources in various formats such as text, video audio placed in specially design “pods” set in a user-friendly interface. Its special features are a standalone Information kiosk, hence, information access is possible even without an internet connection; 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. DOST-STARBOOKS aims to create interest in the field of Science and Technology which may increase the number of Filipinos enrolling in S&T courses; to encourage great and curious minds to develop new ideas—inventions and innovations; and to inspire one’s capacity for entrepreneurship and research for socio-economic development.
This great endeavor was achieved under the tutelage of Mrs. Precy Gonowon, College Librarian III and with the support of her staff.