DOST helped students and teachers with limited access to reliable S&T information in Pio Duran, Albay


On September 21, 2022, Malidong High School in Pio Duran, Albay, received the First Science and Technology Digital Library in the countryβ€”a “Library-in-a-Box” developed by the DOST Science and Technology Information Institute (STII), after a successful handover by DOST Region V and the Provincial Science and Technology Office of Albay (PSTO Albay).

The Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station (STARBOOKS) is an offline and stand-alone computer unit containing hundreds and thousands of digitized resources in various formats (text and video/audio) designed in a user-friendly interface. The STARBOOKS will create interest in the field of Science and Technology and encourage curious minds to develop new ideas, inventions, and innovations. As well as inspire one’s capacity for entrepreneurship and research.

Teachers and students undergo an orientation on the operation and utilization of the program, followed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) led by Engr. Domingo A. PeΓ±a, Jr., Provincial S&T Director of DOST-PSTO Albay.