HomeTIP Research Journal Quezon Cityvol. 4 no. 1 (2007)

Development of TIP-QC Digital Library Model

Lorena W. Rabago

Discipline: Information Technology, Computer Technology



A digital library is an essential part of information infrastructure in today’s era of information technology and knowledge economy. The use of digital libraries contributes significantly to the resources available in machine-readable format. It is considered an asset in developed countries, research communities and academic institutions. As a digitized collection with information management tools, it consists of information, knowledge environment and infrastructure that bring together, collections, services and people in support of the whole cycle in the creation, dissemination, use storage and preservation of information.


Digital libraries immediately adopt innovations in technology, provide users with improvements in electronic and audio book technology, as well as present new forms of communication like wikis and blogs, with no physical boundaries, round-the-clock availability, multiple accesses, structured approach, preservation and conservation of information, enough storage and low-cost maintenance.


Today, the TIP library maintains a manual of procedures, a policy handbook, a staff manual, and a development plan that includes the improvement of its existing collections, services and staff. The library is now experiencing problems in maintaining and monitoring its records, including borrowing and returning of books, the problem of space and the speed of delivery of services to the students, faculty and non-teaching staff.