Welcome to the Pangasiniana Archive and Online Index to its Literature (PAOIL) Website!
The Metro-Dagupan Colleges (MDC) Library along with its content partners gathered available Pangasiniana resources from the various libraries in the province of Pangasinan and make them available online through a website called PAOIL or acronym for Pangasiniana Archive and Online Index to its Literature. The term PAOIL is derived from the Pangasinan word “pawil” which means “return.” Ideally, the project aims to return the love people used to have with their language and the culture of Pangasinan.
The collection will feature only Pangasiniana resources, i.e., anything in connection to Pangasinan, its culture, places, people and its language. Initially, the website will contain bibliographic information and a short annotation of the Pangasiniana resources. In the future, the website may also contain digital resources, uploaded by our Content Partners, in accordance with applicable copyright laws. If the resource does not have a digital file uploaded, the system will act as an index where the user will be pointed to where they can access the resource personally.
This project was made possible through the small grants program of Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Special thanks to Bitstop Network Services for sponsoring our domain.