As part of the celebration of the University Days, the USC Library system launched its 3rd Online Database Roadshow at 10:30 a.m. today in the ground floor of the Josef Baumgartner Learning Resource Center. The event was a presentation of the different online resources the university had been subscribing. Further, the event aimed to encourage students to come and use library facilities, such as online databases, and use them for assignments, research and other educational purposes.
The event formally started with the ribbon cutting ceremony led by Mrs. Maxie Doreen Cabarron, the Director of Libraries, and by Dr. Ramon S. Del Fierro, Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
A message of response from the USC administration represented by Dr. Del Fierro followed. He said that the University had been investing for the online databases available for the students through their ISMIS accounts. He also added that the library is a place where knowledge is kept, and therefore, students are encouraged to access these facilities. Online databases presented were from Springerlink, Proquest, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), EBSCO-Host, CE-Logic, National Geographic and Cambridge University.
Libtech representative Ms. Khristine Salaritan discussed the ACM database while Mr. Joseph Halos discussed EBSCO-Host, and Mr. Sid Padpad, CE-Logic. Students who attended the launching were taught how to access these online databases.
A book donation then took place where 20 copies of books were donated by Mr. Ciriaco Cañete, a Filipino martial artist. This is the fourth time he donated books to the university library. The books were received by Cabarron through Cañete’s daughter –in-law.
In the afternoon, individual representatives from these different databases conducted a demonstration for BS ICT, BS IT and BS CS students together with their teachers, library faculty and staff.
The event ended with the closing remarks coming from the USC Library faculty.