Nine high schools in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu will soon have its own digital science library courtesy of the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) under its STARBOOKS or Science and Technology Academic and Research– Based Openly Operated Kiosks project.
The beneficiaries are Science and Technology Education Center; Felipe F. Matbagon Memorial High School; Lapu-Lapu Mini City Hall; Marigondon National High School; Nemesio-Epifania Taneo Memorial High School; Lapu-Lapu City College; Pangan-an High School; Sta. Rosa National High School; and Lapu-Lapu City Library.
Starbooks is a stand-alone information kiosk that does not require Internet connection. It contains thousands of digitized science and technology resources in text, video and audio formats from local and foreign sources.
Also called “library in a box,” it features books, magazines, journals, scientific and research papers, “Tamang DOSTkarte” livelihood videos, and Britannica Ultimate Encyclopedia, covering topics on food and nutrition, health and medicine, energy, environment, livelihood technologies, among others.
Lapu Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza, expressing gratitude to the DOST project, said their students will now be more interested in science and other relevant topics as Starbooks will encourage curious minds to develop new ideas, inventions and innovations.