Pio Omana, Elsevier account manager, explains to representatives from educational and government institutions the uses and benefits of the company's online research and information tool
Pio Omana, Elsevier account manager, explains to representatives from educational and government institutions the uses and benefits of the company’s online research and information tool

DOST 7 Director Edilberto Paradela, in his welcome remarks, encourages the full use of Elsevier online science research tool to maximize its learning benefits.
DOST 7 Director Edilberto Paradela, in his welcome remarks, encourages the full use of Elsevier online science research tool to maximize its learning benefits.

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Representatives from the academe and government units

 Faith Geelein David (left) and Joy Sagutin (right) of PCIEERD facilitate the meeting between Elsivier and the stakeholders' representatives
Faith Geelein David (left) and Joy Sagutin (right) of PCIEERD facilitate the meeting between Elsevier and the stakeholders’ representatives

Science research capabilities of government and educational institutions get a boost as the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) takes out a subscription to the online information services of Elsevier, one of the world’s major scientific information provider and analytics company.

DOST, through its implementing arm the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), paid 16 million pesos for a one-year subscription to Elsevier’s services to be able to access to the company’s scientific, technical, and medical information stored in its digital platform.

Among the beneficiaries of the one-year subscription are fifty four  higher educational instutions in Western and Central Visayas which enjoy free access to Elsevier information storage using its online research tool. The access benefits could be extended to secondary schools depending on stakeholders’ response to the project.

Elsevier provides researchers volumes of data and other information as its archive is said to have contained more than 13 million documents and 30,000 e-books.  The archive also contains 1.5 million primary research papers that have gone through peer reviews and selected by over 20 tousand editors. The company is reported to have published about 420 thousand articles in 2,500 journals every year.

The project was launched as part of PCIEERD’s tasked to develop national competence in research and development strategic areas of industry, energy and emerging technology sectors in the country.

Elsevier is an information and analytics company and one of the world’s major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information.

A meeting was hosted this week by DOST 7  for Elsevier to brief representatives from government and educational institutions on the products and services it provides.

Pio Omana, Elsevier account manager, told the representatives that with Elsevier’s parnership with DOST-PCIEERD, will be beneficial to their respective instutitions which will be granted access to the company’s world-class quality information bank. By maximizing the use of Elsevier’s resources, these institutions will be able to greatly improve their  learning environments and information services.

DOST Regional Director Edilberto Paradela has encouraged the schools granted shared access by PCIEERD to utilize the access privilege to the fullest so as not to lay its benefits to waste.

He further calls for collaborative efforts  to improve learning by making Elsevier’s online information useful to institutions and stakeholders.

 

By: Licinio Gingoyon