DTI-IX to relaunch elibrary

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-IX is relaunching its electronic library (elibrary) to guide potential investors about business opportunities of the region.

Grace Aduca, DTI regional industry development division head, said the relaunching of the elibrary, which would feature 12 investment briefs from the region, is scheduled to be held on April 27.

Aduca said the DTI elibrary aims to provide business information needs of the private and government sectors and the academe in a convenient, affordable, and efficient way of delivery.

She said resources from the union catalogue of DTI elibrary include trade, industry and investments information; Philippine National Standards (PNS); full text reports, photo albums, directories from local and foreign trade fairs or exhibits; design and technical information related to product development; and intellectual property (IP).

Dr. Sitti Amina Jain, DTI regional director, said the elibrary will be of big help for potential investors in the region, and the country in general, as data needed by them can be easily searched over the Internet.

Jain said businessmen and potential investors can browse www.elibrary.dti.gov.ph, where the region’s own elibrary will be incorporated.

“The information needed by our potential investors will literally be at their fingertips. Investors need only check at our website and they will be presented with various DTI programs and necessary information of every region that they can use for future investments,” Jain said.

Jain said the relaunching of the elibrary is a collaboration of the various information units of the DTI funded through the government’s Information Systems Strategic Plan (ISSP) Fund.