Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario G. Montejo (4th from right) turns over DOST’s internationally acclaimed digital science library, STARBOOKS or Science and Technology Academic and Research-based Openly Operated Kiosks, to CHED-CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region) represented by Regional Director Dr. Romulo H. Malvar (4th from left) and representatives of DepED-CAR during the recent CAR leg of DOST’s Science Nation Tour at CAP Convention Center in Baguio City. Science Nation Tour is a nationwide roadshow that aims to highlight the benefits of DOST programs and technologies in every region of the archipelago.The first of its kind in the Philippines, STARBOOKS is a stand-alone research platform with a user-friendly interface. It requires no Internet connection and contains science information from local and international sources. On June 29, 2015, STARBOOKS was awarded with the American Library Association Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects in San Francisco, California. (Text by Ma. Lotuslei P. Dimagiba / Photo by Arjay C. Escondo, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)

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