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Republic of the Philippines

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


DOST Regional Office No. VI
ISO 9001:2015 ISO/IEC 17025:2005
region6.dost.gov.ph

For Press Release: 12 July 2018 Draft No. 01

DOST trains Ilonggo minorities on STARBOOKS


Iloilo — As part of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) VI’s Grants-in-Aid (GIA)
Project entitled “Enhancement of Coffee Production of Nagpana Minorities Association”, DOST in
partnership with the Taytay sa Kauswagan, Inc. (TSKI) conducted a training on Science and
Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Stations (STARBOOKS) for
Nagpana Primary School staff and teachers in Sitio Nagpana, Brgy. Lipata, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo last
July 4, 2018.

Availing STARBOOKS by the school paves way for an easier access to educational and
scientific references that are essential for the cultivation of students’ knowledge and interests on certain
topics and principles. The training was performed in order to orient the school staff and teachers on the
creation and purpose of this project, its features, contents, access (admin-based and user-based) and
local networking through a Wi-Fi router.

This project intends to make S&T information accessible and available to students specifically
in the Yolanda-stricken areas. Moreover, recent updates include full educational and livelihood videos,
DOST publications and library materials.

The latest version of STARBOOKS include changes and updates on report generation and
submission, uploading of patches, updates on its site, sharing its server to the network.

DOST-STII is quickly moving forward by transforming its library into the first Philippine
Science Digital Library. STARBOOKS is STII’s answer to the clamor of researchers to easier access
to information, especially science and technology information. As part of its implementation, DOST-
STII tapped non-government organizations to support its implementation.

Although the concept of digital libraries is not new, not all countries have completely
transformed their libraries from traditional libraries, filled with endless rows of shelves of books and
other materials, to digital libraries with endless rows of tables of computer units.

The resource speakers for the training were Ms. Mary Beth D. Grecia, SRS II of Iloilo PSTC -
DOST VI (Introduction on STARBOOKS) and Mr. Garry T. Balinon, SRS II of MIS-DOST VI who
introduced STARBOOKS and discussed networking and troubleshooting. (DOST6/JRAGabiota)

Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. VI Office of the Regional Director: local 100 Iloilo Provincial Science and Technology Center: local 104
Magsaysay Village, La Paz, Iloilo City 5000 Finance and Administrative Services: local 102 S&T Scholarship Section: local 107
Trunkline Nos: (033) 320-0907, 330-1565, 508-6739 Technical Operations: local 103, (033) 508-7183 Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory: local 108
Telefax: 320-0908 (Telefax)
DOST-GEN-FO2 Rev 01 06Apr2018 RRG/rcs
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
DOST Regional Office No. VI
ISO 9001:2015 ISO/IEC 17025:2005
region6.dost.gov.ph

Caption: Nagpana Primary School


staff and teachers actively participate
on STARBOOKS Training (Photo:
DOSTVI-IloiloPSTC).

Caption: A hands-on activity was


conducted to allow the participants,
some of which include minorities
from Nagpana, Lipata, Barotac Viejo,
Iloilo to experience STARBOOKS
and learn the proper way for
troubleshooting and networking.
(Photo: DOSTVI-IloiloPSTC).

Remarks:

Noted: _________________________ Date: _________________

Approved: _________________________ Date: _________________

Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. VI Office of the Regional Director: local 100 Iloilo Provincial Science and Technology Center: local 104
Magsaysay Village, La Paz, Iloilo City 5000 Finance and Administrative Services: local 102 S&T Scholarship Section: local 107
Trunkline Nos: (033) 320-0907, 330-1565, 508-6739 Technical Operations: local 103, (033) 508-7183 Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory: local 108
Telefax: 320-0908 (Telefax)
DOST-GEN-FO2 Rev 01 06Apr2018 RRG/rcs