Training on Library Automation and Digitization Software ‘SLiMS’ and ‘RFID’ organized by BALID

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Date:  Friday 24 April 2015 to Sunday 26 April 2015
Resource Persons:
Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman
University Librarian and
Head, AIF Management Unit, NSU
A.K.M. Nurul Alam (Apu)
Assistant Director,
Bangladesh Bank Library, Dhaka,
Country Coordinator (Bangladesh) &
Localization Contributor (Bangla) of SLiMS
Kazi Farhad Noman
B.A (Hons) & M.A in Information Science and Library Management (DU)
PGD in Computer Science (BIM) Masters in Information Technology (JU)
Resource Persons:Short Introduction to ‘SLiMS’ and ‘RFID’:
Senayan Library Management System (SLiMS) is open source integrated library management software originally developed in Indonesia with a variety of developers from the different parts of the world including Bangladesh. The software was awarded in the category of Open Source by Indonesian ICT Award – 2009. Since, SLiMS-BD Country Coordinator works with the SLiMS Developers Community (SDC), importance on Bangla language is applied on the system. Since SLiMS is developed based on Unicode, it completely supports Bangla input and searching. On the other hand, it has built-in feature of Digital Library and Institutional Repository feature as well as audio-video streaming. As a result, no other software is required in the library.
On the other hand, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology have dynamic role in the libraries for tracking resources and provide unique identification. This technology is used to automate library operation and services, namely, check-in, check-out, sorting (shelf management), stock management and inventory control. It also use to modernize the library management system and facilitate use of and access to library resources which significantly improve the quality of library services and enhance the quantity of using library resources for supporting higher study and research. The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology will allow auto identification of large numbers of tagged objects like books, reports, journals, magazines, CDs, DVDs etc. using radio waves that will enable faster traceability of library resources, increase its security and allow fast transactions of resources among the users.
Expected Outcome: Participants will be able to install SLiMS and use it by themselves. They will also be able to implement SLiMS at their institutions. Practical demonstration on RFID will aslo be experienced by the participants.
Course Fee:
Tk. 4,000.00 – for BALID member
Tk. 6,000.00 – for Non-member (Individual/Personal Capacity)
Tk. 8,000.00 – for Institutional Participation
E-resource Access Centre
North South University
Bashundhara, Baridhara, Dhaka

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