To efficiently and promptly disseminate and share AANR and other science and technology (S&T) information 24/7 to the grassroots of the society, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has shifted from traditional library operations to a digital library.
The e-Library is recognized as one of the knowledge management tools to capture, codify, share, and apply PCAARRD’s generated knowledge products and resources. With information on the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sector vital particularly to the agenda of poverty alleviation, PCAARRD, through the assistance of the Science and Technology Information Institute of DOST, has developed a library management system designed to facilitate efficient and prompt dissemination, sharing, exchange, preservation, access, and retrieval of its resources.
PCAARRD on the other hand encouraged the deployment of the Science Library Integrated Management System (SLIMS) to all consortia members and create a knowledge network of libraries within the consortium and its Consortium Member Institutions (CMIs) for a more effective management and content development of the e-library.
SMAARRDEC is one of the R&D consortia under PCAARRD, which is tasked in managing R&D efforts in accelerating the generation, utilization and commercialization of technologies in agriculture, aquatic and natural resources in Davao Region. It aims to provide strategic R&D, technology transfer and knowledge management services for sustainable development of Mindanao.