A NEW kioskbased digital library called “Starbooks” will soon be rolled out to public
schools , providing easy access to academic journals, a science and technology official said.
“Starbooks” — Science and Technology Academic and Research Based Openly Operated Kiosk — is a user-friendly digital library-in-a-box squeezed in a blue rectangular box much like a computer monitor.
Materials are sourced from local and foreign journals, subscription, archives and other publications, said Richard Burgos, a director at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
The project hopes to tap universities such as UST to include their researches in the Starbooks community, he said.
“Nahuhuli na tayo, so we’ve been trying on our own to deploy the kiosks to schools and other local government units,” he told the Varsitarian, citing unreliable internet connection in many public schools.
The DOST plans to partner with the Department of Education to “preload” Starbooks’ content in computers to be given out to schools.