Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) hosted a 3-day National Summer Conference with a theme: Planning, Developing and Managing Digitization & Research Projects for Libraries and Information Centers. This professional activity attended by the KIRN Director, Rosalinda Tanguilan and the KDC Librarian/Information Staff, Ronaldo Sumait was held last April 18-20, 2012 in Coron, Palawan.
The theme of the said endeavor specifically evolved on the following objectives: a) to have a better understanding of the emerging trends and practices in planning and implementation of library digitization projects; b) to be able to have good choices, and where appropriate, to initiate successful digital imaging and digitization programs at their home institutions; and c) to be able to define and design a low cost digitization project applicable in libraries and information centers.
Aside from the fruitful lectures delivered by the mentors in the field of librarianship, the participants were also awestruck with the beauty of Mother Nature when they visited and explored the famous tourist destinations of Coron: the Twin Lagoon, Maquinit Hot Spring, and the recognized cleanest lake in Asia – the Kayangan Lake.