USM, KABACAN – The University of Southern Mindanao-Main Campus has officially opened the newly refurbished University Learning Resource Center (ULRC) during the Ribbon Cutting and Blessing Program on August 5, 2019.
The improvement and renovation of the university’s library was based on the concepts and model of Library 4.0 Environment which is intelligence-based, massive data, augmented reality, context aware, cutting-edge displays, and infinite creative space. This conformation of 21st century learning resource captures the interest of the students, faculty, alumni, university population and the outside researchers as the 21st century readers.
In her speech during the opening program, Director of Libraries Dr. Anita C. Sornito emphasized that the adaptation of Library 4.0 on the idea of context-aware technology has something to do with unlimited access, open source, free and big data, cloud service, access to e-books and electronics charges. She also cited that Librarians 4.0 are now more trained, competent, innovative, technically skillful and creative.