Tag Archives: Philippines

Philippine government to corporate with RUB Germany to support academic and research activities on Philippine matters

(1 Nov 2019)  Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), known as one of the largest and leading universities in Germany, has signed an agreement with the Philippine government for the creation of a Philippine studies program and the promotion of Philippine culture. According to the Philippine Consulate in Frankfurt, the agreement involves the donation of approximately EUR83,000 […]


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Philippines: 29th LIS Month – why public libraries still matter

(29 Oct 2019) With e-books are now at the fingertips of anyone with access to the Internet, why do public libraries still matter? This will be explained in a series of activities during the 29th observance of the Library and Information Services (LIS) Month in November. Read more about the 29th LIS Month of the Philippines […]


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Philippines: National Library holds 2nd librarian’s convention

(16 Aug 2019)  With over seventy participating librarians in attendance, the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) opens the 2nd Convention of Provincial Librarians in the Philippines and Leadership Training-Workshop held Wednesday (Aug. 14) at the NLP Building in Kalaw, Manila. Read the full report here.  


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Philippines: DOST donates digital library to Antique school

(8 Aug 2019) The Department of Education (DepEd) in Antique thanked the recent turnover of the StarBooks, a digital library, by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to a school in the province. “The DOST, by developing the StarBooks, is making the resource learning materials more accessible to students,” DepEd Division of Antique Superintendent Victor […]


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Philippines: 14 SUCs get virtual libraries from int’l fisheries center

(13 Jul 2019) A total of 14 state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the country have received digital library services from the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD), which is celebrating its 46th founding anniversary. The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Center (IAMSLIC) Digital Fisheries Libraries contain over 26,000 publications […]


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MSU’s university library: Marawi’s “happy place”

(29 May 2019)  It isn’t all bad news in Marawi, and certainly not in the Mindanao State University’s main campus, where the once drab and dreary and ill-equipped University Library has been transformed into the students’ — and yes, Marawi’s — “happy place.” See the story of how MSU’s library transformed here.  


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Maltese library project receives Filipino books

(3 May 2019)  Filipinos travelling to Malta, the European Union’s smallest member-state, may be delighted to visit that country’s central library where they can find Filipino books among its newest collections. This was made possible after the Philippine Embassy in Italy donated sets of Philippine books to the Multicultural Library Project of Malta Libraries in Floriana, […]


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Supreme Court of the Philippines to allow public access to e-library

(26 Mar 2019)  The Supreme Court (SC) announced that it will be allowing free public access soon to its electronic library (e-Library). The High Court, on the recommendation of Assistant Court Administrator and SC Public Information Office chief, lawyer Brian Keith F. Hosaka, opened the SC e-Library to the public upon proper registration and documentation “to […]


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China, UP open new book center in Philippines

(18 Mar 2019)  The Chinese Embassy and the University of the Philippines on Monday launched the first “China Book Center” at the UP Asian Center in Diliman, Quezon City. The newly-launched resource center in UP is the first of its kind solely dedicated to one Asian country, said Dr. Joefe Santarita, dean of the UP Asian Center […]


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24/7 Cebu City Public Library: the first year

(17 Mar 2019)  Cebu City Public Library, which struggled for its deteriorating condition of facilities and the availability of up-to-date books and research materials, was suggested to close down. However, the decision of 24-hour library hours with upgrades on air-conditioning units and additional security guards and library staff has made the number of visitors 5 times more […]


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MAHLAP 31st National Congress and Seminar-Workshop

MAHLAP 31st National Congress forms and conference details here.  


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The 36th International Map Collectors Society Symposium

(11 September 2018) Ayala Museum and Gallery of Prints, with the support of The International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS) and the Philippine Map Collectors Society (PHIMCOS), present The 36th International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS) Symposium. It will be held on October 15 to 17, 2018 at the Ayala Museum, Makati along with exclusive visits to […]


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Dissertations from Philippines university available globally

(2 February 2018)  For the first time, dissertations from the Philippines are now available to researchers around the world through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global™ database (PQDT), the largest database of graduate research collected from the world’s greatest universities. As a member of the PQDT publishing program, Philippines Women’s University will contribute its graduate […]


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Public Library Day 2018 the Philippines

(30 January 2018) In line with Proclamation No. 563, “Designating March 9 of every year as Public Library Day”, the National Library of the Philippines, as the central node of public libraries in the country, will spearhead in celebrating the 59th Public Library Day on March 9, 2018 with the theme: Limang K para maging […]


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The Book Stop pop-up library project

The Book Stop Project is a design concept offering a huge potential for community libraries to evolve from monolithic buildings to activated public spaces. (14 November 2017) The project is the vision of Philippines-based WTA Architecture + Design Studio and has already won several international awards. WTA says: ‘The Book Stop Project refocuses on the […]


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