DAGUPAN City residents can look forward to an expanded e-library hub at the city library.
A Digital Library will soon be installed at the e-library after the Sangguniang Panlungsod passed City Ordinance No. 0611 authored by Councilor Maybelyn de la Cruz-Fernandez on Wednesday, August 9.
Fernandez said P4 million was set aside for the purchase of additional computers for the purpose and her colleagues that the establishment of the Digital Library was sought by this year’s batch of youth officials under their program “Manlingkor ya Kalangweran” (MYK) led by Jillian Madison Kay Fernandez, as young city mayor.
In defending the measure, Fernandez said the Digital Library is vital for the learning experience of students and to their academic achievements.
The Digital Library Website will be established in coordination with the city’s e-library Hub, City Library and the Internet Communication and Technology (ICT) office.
It will be an online archive of different e-books, articles, journals and other educational reading materials, serving as an up-to-date, credible and accessible source or reference for studies and research purposes.
Upon payment of the nominal library fee at P15 per month, a digital library account shall be issued to qualified users with corresponding library card and password. Only public school students will be provided free access. (Leonardo Micua)