• To further enhance access to information for its customers and to support professional development of the staff, linkages with other academic libraries and research organizations have been established.

    Academic Libraries Book Acquisition Systems Association, Inc. (ALBASA)

    Academic Libraries Book Acquisition Systems Association Inc. (ALBASA) was founded last February 24, 1972 and officially registered on November 20, 1973. It is a non-profit corporation organized by librarians for their institutions libraries to engage in a joint, coordinated program of library book purchasing both locally and abroad to avail of volume discounts and other technical advantages; to provide a clearinghouse for various cooperative activities among member libraries and to conduct workshops and seminars for professional growth of librarians.

    USC is one of the charter members of ALBASA and today continues to be an active network member

    GOETHE Institut

    The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany cultural institution operational worldwide. This site promotes the study of Germans abroad and encourages international cultural exchange. It also fosters knowledge about Germany by providing information on its culture, society and politics. The USC linkage began in September 2003 with a donation of materials, and a computer workstation.


    Currently implementing the new system named "NeON" which enables online exchange of information and allows distributed knowledge repository network. NeoN uses new technologies to further improve functionalities and over-all performance such as searching, data entry, interface, skins, easiness of customizations, automated link and data collection from nodes, and best of all, relationship linkage of researches, projects, authors, experts, and institutions.

    New records as of 2005 are already in NeON while existing 45,000 research records are still on old HERDIN system using ISIS-Online. Cleaning and migration to the new system are currently in process hence searching based on these time-lines will be separated.

    Library Link (Ayala Heritage)

    Library Link is a one-stop resource center for Filipiniana resources. It aims to provide search engine or point of entry for researchers and students on researches about Filipiniana. It also provides a venue for interaction among researchers, library professionals, people from the publishing industry and the academe.

    The University of San Carlos Filipiniana Library is a member of Filipinas Heritage Library Linkage of Ayala Foundation Incorporated since year 2000. It is an Electronic Library that envisions preservation and dissemination of the countries national heritage through the latest in telecommunications and information technology.

    The membership of Filipinas Heritage Library requires a certain level of competence in terms of technology and infrastructure thus, USC Filipiniana Library is continually active in sharing updated different types of library resources accessible internationally through the net. Constant technological and infrastructure competence of USC Filipiniana Library or any member institution is necessary for the renewal of FHL contract.


    MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Pre-formulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

    National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)


    In 1987, then President Corazon C. Aquino penned Executive Order No. 118 creating the Presidential Commission on Culture and Arts. Five years later, in 1992, this presidential directive was enacted into law-- Republic Act 7356. The original bill was jointly authored by Senators Edgardo Angara, Heherson Alvarez, Leticia Ramos Shahani, and Congressman Carlos Padilla.


    * Formulate policies for the development of culture and the arts
    * To coordinate & implement the overall policies and program of attached agencies on the development of culture and arts as stated under Executive Order No. 80
    * Administer the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts
    * Encourage artistic creation within a climate of artistic freedom
    * Develop and promote the Filipino national culture and arts; and
    * Preserve Filipino cultural heritage

    Nutrition Information Network Region 7 (NUTRINET-7)

    A project under DOST- FNRI ( Food and Nutrition Research Institute), the principal research arm of the government in food and nutrition, is one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) NUTRINET ( the network of nutrition libraries) were strengthened to promote food and nutrition communication and information in support of or related to agriculture and fisheries. Aims to develop a regional food and nutrition information research and development network, to set up and maintain data banks (biographic and numeric) on food and nutrition research a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  |                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  z¼°F4Â\evelopment information, it also provides for a document retrieval and delivery component to the nutrition information network of which USC Home Technology Department of the College of Education is an institutional member.

    Private Enterprise Accelerated Resource Linkages Project Phase 2 (PEARL 2)

    The Private Enterprise Accelerated Resource Linkages Project Phase 2 (Pearl2) is a Private Sector Development project of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), managed by Agriteam Canada. The Projects goal is to contribute to reduction of poverty in the Philippines through equitable and sustainable development. The Project works directly with Business Support Organizations (BSOs) and Investment Promotion Centers (IPCs) to support the development of Small and Medium Enterprises that create meaningful jobs for both men and women. The pearl 2 resource center in USC was open by the Canadian Ambassador in May 18, 2006.

    Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)

    The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) is a private, voluntary, non-profit and non-stock corporation which was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 2, 1957.

    PAASCU is a private organization which accredits academic programs which meet commonly accepted standards of quality education.

    In November 1967, the Bureau of Education (now the Department of Education) officially recognized PAASCU and endorsed its work as an accrediting agency.

    Philippine Association Academic and Research Libraries (PAARL)

    This is an association of academic libraries organized on September 18-19, 1972 by PAASCU (Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities) to enhance the professional welfare of its members and to promote continuing education. PAARL conducts seminars and promotes the professional development of librarians.

    Philippine e-Lib

    The Philippine e-Lib is a collaborative project of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), University of the Philippines (UP), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

    Funded through the e-Government Fund of the Philippine Government, the project hopes to provide for the information needs of all sectors of society in a convenient, affordable, and efficient way of delivery.
    Available Resources include:

    * Union catalog of the 5 partners;
    * Digitized Filipiniana materials including theses and dissertations;
    * Special collection/researches of the 5 partners;
    * Online resources/subscription to electronic databases.

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is the Philippine government’s main socioeconomic think tank. Since its establishment in 1977, it has been engaged in the conduct of policy-oriented studies to assist policymakers and planners in crafting evidence-based development policies, plans, and programs. PIDS has completed numerous policy studies that encompass a wide range of development topics, including trade, innovation, public finance, governance, housing, labor, education, health, poverty, and agriculture. The Institute has made a significant contribution and influence on Philippine development policy through its active and close collaboration with government agencies, academic and research institutions, and international organizations. Its various research outputs are widely disseminated through publications, conferences, seminars, knowledge databases, and Web-based applications.


  • Regional Health Research and Development Foundation Region 7 (RHRDF7)

    Is a network of agencies and institutions engaged in health research and development in the Central Visayas with PCHRD as its function agency. In the subcommittee on Health Information Dissemination and Networking USC librarians are active members.

    Supreme Court of the Philippines e-Lib

    Is the first fully searchable web-based digital library in the Philippines its powerful search engine allows the user to type a word or phrase. It is open 24/7 to all legal researchers participating law schools will allow law students access in their law libraries.

    World Bank

    The partnership started way back 1985 when the Library System was chosen as one of the depository libraries of the World Bank in the Philippines. With the implementation of the World Bank disclosure policy Knowledge for Development Centers were launched, In December 2003 USC become 7th knowledge for Development Center of the World Bank as hub for dialogue and research on development issues.

    The KDC at the University of San Carlos offers an extensive collection of development publications and World Bank project documents to students, researchers, NGO's, media, government agencies, business firms and people with disabilities. Open to the public, the USC-World Bank KDC offers easy access to a wealth of information through the Internet and a diverse collection of World Bank publications and other special books and documents. It is also equipped with modern assistive equipments and facilities that make access to information easier for PWDs such as: Screen magnification for people with low vision, screen reader for the blind, books about disabilities, track ball mouse for those with psychomotor disabilities and a braille translator and braille embosser for the blind.