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Soon to Rise: Davao del Sur State College Virtual Library building

Davao del Sur State College Library to rise in 2021
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Davao del Sur State College planning to build a Virtual Library

The Davao del Sur State College is planning to build a modern virtual library worth 10 million pesos.

According to the University President Dr. Augie Fuentes, the planned online library is funded and supported by Sen. Sonny Angara. Construction is expected to start on the first quarter of 2021.

According to Dr. Fuentes, "The project is indeed vital not just in the students’ journey but to the teaching and non-teaching personnel of the institution. The virtual library can be an ideal venue to blend face-to-face with virtual meetings, allowing the broad population of students who commute or telecommute to join their teams in project discussions. It would also invite students to devise their own approaches to their work and to transfer what they learn in one course to the work they do for another."

Importance of digital libraries and online resources

She also added, "Indeed, the digital library has demonstrated the potential not just to enable a richer, more diverse public domain, but to promote human development itself."

The library is envisioned to include physical facilities such as spaces for individual and group study. It will also focus on online resources such as e-books, e-journals, and databases. Through these resources, they aim to improve teaching and research in the university.

The University President also emphasized that the virtual library is essential in keeping up with the current trends and maintain standards for Certificate of Program Compliance (CPOC), Centers of Excellence (COE), and Centers of Development (COD).

Philippine academic and university libraries launching new buildings

Despite the pandemic, many academic libraries are building new facilities. These new libraries are not only storehouses for books, but planned to be innovative spaces and envisioned to be centers for various online resources.

University of the Philippines in Los BaƱos is building a new Library and Knowledge Center. Meanwhile, University of the Philippines in the Visayas is also building a UPV Main Library Complex worth 360 million pesos.


As for public libraries, Iloilo City is also building a new city library, the Graciano Lopez Jaena Museum & Library to be built in honor of the Ilonggo hero.

About Davao del Sur State College

The state college is located in Digos City, Davao del Sur. It was formerly a a satellite campus of Southern Philippines Agribusiness and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST) but became an independent college.

Source: Palicte, C. (2021 January 13). DavSur state college to put up virtual library. https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1127229

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