RECOGNIZING the increased need for books and electronic sources due to the ongoing online modalities, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde continues to expand its virtual library, further supporting distance education, self-learning, research or intellectual stimulation in the midst of confinement.
Through his fr. Fidelis Leddy Center for Learning Resources, the college grants educators and students exclusive access to millions of electronic sources such as eBooks, journals, references, collections and industry reports, as well as data sets from reputable agencies in the safety and comfort of their homes.
The growing virtual database includes more than 24 million texts, e-books and academic journals for free download, as well as 1.5 million sources for free lending from the Internet Archive’s online library.
The institution has also subscribed to leading design authority Material ConneXion (MCX), which supplies more than 10,000 innovative materials from more than 7,000 global manufacturers in 75 industries, including fashion and beauty, home furnishings, architecture and even the automobile. Founded over 20 years ago, the MCX Database is curated by a team of researchers and offers a wide selection of cross-sectoral perspectives on design, trends and sustainability to improve the projects of business builders and freelancers.
In addition, the community is entitled to digital subscriptions to the giant WGSN and Business of Fashion trend forecasting and analysis websites. WGSN provides an immense number of ideas and inspiration on fashion, lifestyle, hospitality, interiors and retail from more than 250 trend experts and scientists around the world. BoF, on the other hand, offers a plethora of exclusive content, training courses, and event summaries on the latest global titles in luxury, beauty, retail, tech and fashion. sustainable development, among others.
Available electronic resources can be seamlessly integrated by instructors into BigSky, the college’s official learning management system, for an effective online learning experience for students. It serves as a portal to participate in class discussions and access activities, as well as projects.