EISI Marks 13 years September 27, 2006Posted by quelly in General, Philippine libraries.
On September 7 1993, Electronic Information Solutions Inc. (EISI) was formed to serve the technology needs of Philippine libraries. It started as a distributor of CD-ROM subscriptions to libraries and information centers, then it became the leading supplier of Medline databases in the Philippines. Since then, the company has expanded its offerings in technology and content. In 1998, sensing the market is ready for library automation, EISI expanded its product lines further to include library automation software, hardware and peripherals as well as library security systems. How quickly those years have passed!
Today EISI is the leading supplier of library automation and related products to Philippine Libraries. It also provides expertise to library automation projects through trainings and consultancy.
On Saturday, September 9 2006, EISI employees took time out from their usual routine to mark EISI’s thirteen years of service to Philippine Libraries. Dona Jovita Garden Resort in Calamba, Laguna was a perfect spot to unwind and remember. Click on thumbnail below to view pictures.
Thirty-Nine librarians attend MARC21 Workshop in Benguet September 15, 2006Posted by quelly in Cataloging, Library Automation, Philippine libraries, Trainings & Events.
The 7th MARC21 Workshop held last August 31, 2006 hosted by Benguet State University drew 39 participants from within the Cordilleras, nearby provinces, as well as from as far as Davao City. They were welcomed by Prof. Wilfredo Mina, Assistant to the VP of Academic Affairs, who represented Dr. Feliciano G. Calora, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Benguet State University. He expressed pleasure in hosting a seminar for EISI in cooperation with BSU, and emphasized the important role of libraries and librarians as well as the learning environment in academic institutions. He noted that BSU has become a favorite venue to host seminars not only because of the cold climate but also due to other factors such as unique products being produced by the school.
Venue was BSU’s new ICT hall, which has state-of-the-art facilities for the conduct of trainings such as the MARC workshops, which require relatively new internet-connected computers. The cold weather did not deter the participants from grasping the all-important points delivered by trainors Ms Sonia Gementiza, Director of Libraries, de la Salle-Dasmariñas, and Mr. Pedro Tabinas of EISI.
The seminar would not have been possible without the coordination and promotion done by Ms. Ma. Teresa R. Marquez (College Librarian II, BSU) and Ms. Zenaida Abragan of EISI who was overall coordinator. Also present at the course to lend a hand to the organizers and participants were Heherson Bugante and Snowy Salas of EISI.
Overall it was an excellent learning experience for the participants, most of whom expressed that the time alloted for the course was too short. EISI takes note of these feedback and will modify the course in due time. Pictures below, click on thumbnail to view