STARBOOKS is short for Science & Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station also known as "LIBRARY IN A BOX" intended to serve as information access portals in key areas in the Philippines.
STARBOOKS contains hundreds and thousands of digitized science and technology resources in various formats (text and video/audio) placed in specially design “pods” set in a user-friendly interface. Its special features are:
- It is a standalone Information kiosk, hence, information access is possible even without internet connection;
- It is a compendium of S&T information gathered from all over the world --- a one stop S&T information source; and
- It features videos dubbed “Tamang DOSTkarte Livelihood Videos” to stimulate every Filipino’s entrepreneurial capacity.
Purpose of STARBOOKS:
(1) To create interest in the field of Science and Technology which may increase the number of Filipinos enrolling in S&T courses;
(2) To encourage great and curious minds to develop new ideas---inventions and innovations; and
(3) To inspire one’s capacity for entrepreneurship and research for socio-economic development.