The Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Philippines has enlisted the Washington, DC-based Pinoy Teachers Network (PTN) to develop an online cataloguing system for the Embassy library collection. The project is aimed at enhancing the ability of the Embassy to provide both online and physical access to Philippine information sources.
The project is the second phase in the Cultural Section's effort to make the Embassy library fully functional and internet-accessible. For this project, the PTN is mobilizing both its Manila-based and U.S.-based members that are experts in library science to assist in developing and creating the system architecture. A modest collection of audio and video materials are likewise planned to be uploaded to an online library website for webcast capability.
The library opened in January 2004 and was named Jose Rizal Filipiniana Resource Center. The library contains a special collection of Philippine historical books and publications, as well as more recent books on various Philippine subjects. Included in the Embassy's collection are published reports of the Philippine Resident Commissioner (since 1938), Census reports on population and natural resources (since 1903) and other old Philippine statistical bulletins, Official Gazette (since 1945), the compilation of the acts of the Philippine Commission, Philippine Reports (since 1901), Philippine Yearbook Series, old issues of FilAm newspapers, and a series of books by Carlos P. Romulo. The library also contains a significant Jose Rizal collection.
For inquiries, please contact the Cultural Section at 202.467.9397 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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