VALENCIA City, Bukidnon – The Negosyo Center of Valencia City officially opened to the public the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station (Starbooks), a digital library in a box, after the Department of Science and Technology successfully installed the system at the center on July 8, 2016.
The center first received the machine on April 20, 2016 which was turned-over by the Department of Trade and Industry in Malaybalay City.
Starbooks is a standalone machine where you don’t need an internet to make a research. With the said machine, the public can now access to different information as it was filled with digital books, scientific journals, investigatory projects, thesis, brochures and videos/audios.
It also composed of manuals and videos on disaster risk preparedness and management, some do it yourself livelihood videos for aspiring entrepreneurs, news articles and DOST publication, selected scientific materials from partners such as the National Library of the Philippines and Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, Encyclopedias, educational videos, Library Materials, and Interactive videos for elementary students for K to 12.
An orientation about the kiosk was also provided among staff and personnel of the Negosyo Center with Provincial Director of the Department of Science and Technology, Mr. Virgilio M. Fuentas, and Senior Trade and Industry Officer of DTI-Bukidnon Chapter, Mr. Junar B. Merla, as resource speakers.
During the orientation, the main features and proper usage of STARBOOKS were discussed including its contents and basic information. It was also disclosed that downloading the contents of the kiosk is strictly prohibited but people can ask permission to produce or print a hard copy of it.
The Negosyo Center encourages everyone to use the machine as it is now available to provide information materials to the public. pr