(20 Sep 2022) After the Covid-19 issue hit the Philippines in 2020, government organizations, well-established libraries, academic institutions, and concerned organizations started offering online library services to assist students, instructors, researchers, and citizens with their information needs.
The Department of Education (DepEd) is required to digitize all textbooks and reference books it determines are necessary for the public education of primary and secondary students under Senate Bill No. 477, also known as the Philippine Online Library Act.
These will be assembled in the envisioned Philippine Online Library, which the DepEd and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) would jointly run. Thus, the digital textbook copies will be shared between the DepEd and the National Library of the Philippines.
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