The latest IT and advanced science books may now be accessed by students and researchers at the Department of Science and Technology’s information agency. Located at the DOST Complex in Bicutan, Taguig City, Metro Manila, the Science and Technology Information Institute (STII) recently acquired the library collection of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD).
With the transfer of the books and materials from PCIEERD to STII, the latter further beefed up its already vast selection of science and technology (S&T) resources being the central library of the DOST system.
The transferred acquisitions include new and up-to-date titles in computer science, information technology, veterinary medicine, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biochemistry, among others, including theses and dissertations.
Already, the STII Library houses a significant collection of S&T resources in print and non-print formats. Among these are encyclopedias, almanacs, books, monographs, local and foreign journals, magazines, newsletters, annual reports, project and technical reports, abstracts, indexes and bibliographies, conference proceedings, investigatory projects and video packages of DOST technologies.
The Library has also kept up with modernization and the changing needs of library users via digitization and facility/systems upgrade. Its SciNet-Phil Integrated Library Management System allows convenient access to all materials available in the entire DOST system.
Meanwhile, the science.ph website makes online search of STII library’s databases easier.
Further, STII’s STARBOOKS or the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk, a stand-alone digital library, enables students and researchers in remote areas and no Internet connection to access S&T materials in text, video, and audio formats. Installation of STARBOOKS kiosk is free and can be availed by public schools, libraries, and other institutions that provide free information access to the public.
STII’s library materials cater to students, writers of S&T topics, S&T professionals and researchers, members of the academic community, and other stakeholders, including those from the non-academic sector.
The STII Library is located on the ground floor of the STII Building inside the DOST Complex along General Santos Avenue in Bicutan, Taguig City.