Filipiniana.net is a full-featured digital library and a research portal that gathers the most important and significant documents and artifacts on Philippine Studies and makes them available on the Internet for free. It has one of the widest and most comprehensive collections of Filipiniana books and documents spanning the Hispanic era to the contemporary period, categorized under history, culture, religion, literature, science, economy, society, and government.
Filipiniana.net combines full-text research materials and snippets of contemporary publications with non-textual materials such as maps, photographs, videos, paintings, illustrations, and tables. It has a master electronic archive, an online searching and browsing facility, knowledge maps, and thesaurus. Each material has an executive summary and introductory notes, subject headings, hyperlinks to additional information and references, and a "cite me" feature which generates a bibliographic entry. Filipiniana.net also hosts forums and blogs in the user community.
In disseminating knowledge Filipiniana.net also preserves culture. A large part of its materials consists of rare and out-of-print books and documents that would otherwise not be readily available. By serving as a repository of materials on the Philippines, Filipiniana.net ensures that these materials will be kept safe for future generations.
Filipiniana.net follows the world wide web consortium (w3c.org) recommendations for universal and transparent web interoperability as well as open and non-proprietary standards. It subscribes to the UNESCO vision of empowering people by democratizing access to information and knowledge through a free flow of ideas in words and images.
Filipiniana.net aspires to be the premier online research portal on the Philippines. It combines full-text research materials with a portal linking all the key references for Philippine history, culture, arts, literature and laws. Its main resources include a master electronic archive, online search facility, knowledge maps, forums, blogs, electronic directories, virtual tertulias, an e-scholars' notebook, and an e-journal compiling the best works of Philippine scholars.
With a passion for scholarly research and eclecticism, Filipiniana.net strives for excellence in its online and print publications. It envisions itself as the electronic publishing leader, a primary partner in open, free and scholarly research.
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