FOURTEEN institutions in Benguet province were the latest recipient of 'Starbooks' or digital library which aims to provide science and technology educational and learning resources
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) CAR assistant regional director Nancy Bantog said Starbooks are science and technology material which do not require internet connection developed by the DOST Science and Technology Information Institute.
The digital library contains livelihood videos, disaster mitigation, educational videos, library materials, interactive math and courseware used by teachers, educational videos, technologies, and publications.
DOST officials turned over on Tuesday the materials to the municipalities of Kabayan, Sablan, Bokod and Kapangan.
The recipients also undergone training to properly utilize and maintain sustainable use of the digital library.
DOST provincial director Dr. Arnold Inumpa said the four municipalities of Benguet was chosen as recipient of the program considering not all areas of the province have internet access.
Moreover, micro small medium enterprise, farmers and all information of technologies used in enterprise are found in Starbooks.
For this year, Bantog said they have provided kiosk and solar panels in partnership with Department of Education (Dep-Ed). Among the 42 units deployed this year comprised of 19 solar panels.
Contents of the kiosk are being upgraded to one terabyte minimum capacity of computer and maintenance builders to check the computers.
Dep-Ed Cordillera information officer Gerard Palao-ay said the digital library encourages use of traditional library.
As of January 2018, a total of 118 beneficiaries have access to digital libraries in the Cordilleras with 19 in Apayao, 12 in Abra, 14 in Kalinga, 14 in Mountain Province, 15 in Ifugao and Benguet with 44.