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DOST NegOr installs, turns over new batch of STARBOOKS

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 06:27 AM    Views : 90by:Engr. Reinhold Jek Y. Abing, DOST NegOr
DOST Negros Oriental Prov'l S&T Director Gilbert R. Arbon (center), Engr. Reinhold Jek Abing (9th from left) and Mr. Sean Guardiano (2nd row) pose for a phot op with focal persons of the new STARBOOKS sites here in the province of Negros Oriental.

DOST Negros Oriental Prov'l S&T Director Gilbert R. Arbon (center), Engr. Reinhold Jek Abing (9th from left) and Mr. Sean Guardiano (2nd row) pose for a phot op with focal persons of the new STARBOOKS sites here in the province of Negros Oriental.

The Department of Science and Technology here in Negros Oriental recently installed SuperSTARBOOKS- the latest version of STARBOOKS, to six computers from different institutions.

Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) Bais Campus I, NORSU Bais Campus II, NORSU Bayawan-Sta. Catalina Campus, NORSU Guihulngan Campus, Negros College, Inc. in Ayungon and Zamboanguita Science High School were the new beneficiaries of DOST's technology. Prior to the turnover, DOST NegOr conducted orientation seminar and training on the operation of the SuperSTARBOOKS which was attended by focal persons of beneficiary institutions.

The Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosks, or simply STARBOOKS, is the country's first digital library. Dubbed as a library in a box, it contains thousands of digitized science and technology resources in various formats. It is designed as standalone and can be accessed offline which is ideal for schools and institutions in far flung areas which do not have access to Internet. It also has livelihood videos to encourage entrepreneurial activities in the countryside.

DOST Negros Oriental Provincial S&T Director Atty. Gilbert R. Arbon thanked the institutions for adopting STARBOOKS as their supplementary source of reliable S&T materials and references. In return, the beneficiaries vowed to maximize its use.

According to NegOr PSTC data, there are existing 9 STARBOOKS units in the province. With the inclusion of 6 units after the turnover, the total STARBOOKS in the province now reaches 15. To note, STARBOOKS is already installed in Bayawan National High School, NORSU Mabinay Campus, NORSU Siaton Campus, Dumaguete City Public Library, Holy Cross High School, Catherina Cittadini (SLS), NORSU Main Campus I, Silliman University, and St. Paul University Dumaguete.

STARBOOKS is an educational innovation that is in keeping with STII's aim of providing the public with relevant and timely S&T information. Its installation is free. The minimum requirement of the hardware components has to be met so the STARBOOKS software can be installed and can function efficiently. Any interested institution or agency can visit DOST Negros Oriental PSTC or contact (035) 421-2100; 225-4551 or dostnegor@gmail.com for more details on how to avail STARBOOKS.

Source: http://region7.dost.gov.ph/?p=5382

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" Roberto del Rosario invented the piano tuner's guide, the piano keyboard stressing device, the voice color tape, and the one-man- band (OMB). The OMB was later developed as the Sing-Along-System (SAS) to aid his voice students. His first model came out in the 1970s, and was copied by the Japanese who named their device the karaoke. The July 24, 1999 Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that Del Rosario filed a suit and was consequently awarded sole authority over karaoke's Philippine production. "

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