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INS-POAS Virtual Launch



Intending to provide a more efficient and effective services to its stakeholders, the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) with the Bibliographic Services Division (BSD) and the Information Technology Division (ITD), spearheaded the virtual launch of the International Standard Numbering Systems--Philippines Online Application Systems (INS-POAS) on 25 June 2021 via NLP website and FB page.

The virtual program was participated by NLP Director IV, Cesar Gilbert Q. Adriano, with the other Directors of the International Numbering System Agency, including; Ms. Stella Griffiths, Executive Director, and Mr. Nick Woods, Operations Manager of the International ISBN Agency; Ms. Gaelle Bequet, ISSN International Center Director; and, Dr. Hartmut Walravens, Chairman of ISMN Agency.

Testimonials from some of the invited publishers were also part of the program stating the advantages of the online application. Ms. Marites Ritumalta from Poetry Planet Book Publishing House, enumerated several benefits of INS-POAS for a new publisher like her. She mentioned on the fast and easy way to apply online resulting to the increase of the number of books she was able to apply for ISBN. Mr. Alfredo S. Aton, Director of the lead agency of Department of Agriculture and Training and Advisory Services also mentioned how this online application could help their agency to fulfill their mandate on information dissemination about the benefits and importance of agriculture through their published books, journals or magazines.

Aside from their messages, an instructional video on how to navigate and explore the Homepage of system was also part of the program providing a step-by-step process, guiding the clients to start their online application.

On 1 July 2021, the INS-POAS will be fully implemented ready to serve and provide better services for stakeholders and publishers.

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