Minister Samson Chang, on behalf of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), turned over the Philippines’ very first self-service library checkout station to the Mapua Institute of Techonology-Intramuros (MIT), as part of Taiwan’s continuous endeavor to nourish educational ties between the two countries.
MIT Intramuros president Dr. Reynaldo Vea thanked TECO for its generous donation and expressed hope that the institution will continue to foster cooperation with other universities in Taiwan in the near future.
In turn, Minister Chang responded that TECO will continuously function as a bridge to assist further academic cooperation. He declared that since Taiwan and the Philippines are long-time friends, who share universal values of freedom, democracy, and open society, golden opportunities are certainly ahead for further collaboration in the fields of education and technology.
The UHF RFID automatic system, designed for the tracking of library materials, is made by Taiwanese company ClarIDy Solutions and is recognized by MIT-Intramuros as a global trend in the library field, as it provides state-of-the-art automatic service in modern library management where no man-service is highlighted. It is proof of Taiwan’s contribution to the development of top-notch library systems in the world.