UP EEEI, UP CE, and DOST-ASTI caps Katunog Project Year 1
The University of the Philippines, Diliman – Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP EEEI), Department of Science and Technology - Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), and the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology (UP CE) collaborated on developing a digital portal that can aid to preserve and promote our local ethnic culture, specifically music. Gathered for a three-day training on 28-30 August 2019 at Estancia Resort Hotel at Tagaytay City, the group is a step closer to achieving global appreciation of Philippine local music.
The Philippine Indigenous Instrument Sounds Database aims to bridge the gap between tradition and the current generation by making the collected and recorded indigenous instruments across the local indigenous communities available to the general public. This will aid local industries; academic, music, ethnolinguistic groups; and the government by giving leverage to various ethnic culture.
DOST-ASTI's Computer Software Division (CSD), led by the division chief Ms. Joanna G. Syjuco and the project’s technical lead Mr. Elmer C. Peramo, hosted the three-day End-User Training, System Administration Training and Project Turnover event. Attendees were the end-users from UP-EEEI and UPCE headed by the project leader, Dr. Franz A. de Leon and representatives from the funding agency DOST-PCIEERD led by Engr. Danilo C. Pateño, Jr.
Alongwith turning over of management and documents on the administration side, the event was held to aid the end-users in understanding the usage of the functionalities and modules that were developed. It was also an avenue to train the system administrators on the basic troubleshooting for maintenance, and of the software used on the system.
On the third day, an extension for the project was also mentioned. DOST-ASTI and its partner agencies are reportedly looking forward for a more cooperative and productive Year 2.