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AQD Chief reaches out to junior staff

“The future of AQD is in your hands,” SEAFDEC/AQD Chief Dr. Felix Ayson told AQD’s junior staff at the 6 March meeting at AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station in Iloilo. “A lot of our researchers are retiring in the next five years, and we are encouraging you to pursue graduate studies. Work hard and learn the craft to prepare yourselves to take the place of our retirees.”

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“We make your dreams come true” – government IP office

“With the future of our country depending on innovators who are to come from universities and R&D institutions, IP or intellectual property can earn you millions and make your dreams come true,” said Atty. Ricardo Blancaflor, Director-General of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) during the Foundation course on IP held 7-8 March in Iloilo City by IPOPHIL in collaboration with the Western Visayas College of Science & Technology.

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Reviewers react positively to GOJ-TF studies

“In behalf of the Government of Japan, I would like to express my sincere respect to all the activities conducted by AQD researchers,” said Mr. Tetsuya Murakami during the Annual progress meeting of the program under the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Consultative group mechanism funded by the Government of Japan Trust Fund (GOJ-TF) in SEAFDEC/AQDheld 12-13 February.

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2012 malacological convention

The Malacological Society of the Philippines Inc and SEAFDEC/AQD co-organized the 6th National Malacological Convention and training in the collection and identification of coastal mollusks in the Philippines. This was held 15-19 December 2012 at FishWorld, AQD’s museum/visitor center in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines.

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SAIR recognized as Outstanding Library Program

SEAFDEC/AQD Institutional Repository (SAIR) was given the 2012 Outstanding Library Program award by the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians Inc (PAARL). SAIR is the official digital repository of scholarly and research information of the department; this is to enable the effective dissemination of AQD publications for its stakeholders. View SAIR here http://repository.seafdec.org.ph/

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AQD and ASLP to organize library workshop

The Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP) in partnership with SEAFDEC/AQD will hold a seminar/training-workshop on 15 to 17 May 2013 entitled “Organize IT Digitally, Open-Source Tools for your Library (Training on the use of Koha, DSpace and Greenstone Digital Library)”. For more information, please email aslpboard@yahoo.com and library@seafdec.org.ph.

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AQD hosts demo-workshop on library software

AQD hosted the “Demo-workshop on the KOHA integrated library system” held 10-11 December in Tigbauan, Iloilo. The 34 participants were from public secondary schools and libraries in Western Visayas; and the resource persons from the National Library of the Philippines. Topics included software modules on cataloguing, readers’ services, serials management, acquisitions and library administration. The demo-workshop was funded by the National Commission for Culture & the Arts (National Committee on Libraries & Information Services) and organized by the Philippine Librarians Association Inc (Region VI Council).

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