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SLiMS and SLiMS-BD News

SLiMS users in Bangladesh

SLiMS is now a well-known Library Management System in Bangladesh. The following libraries have been reported using SLiMS in the country:

  1. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Library
  2. Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) Library
  3. Bangladesh Bank Library (Audio-Visual)
  4. Bangladesh Academy For Rural Development, BARD Library
  5. Center for Palliative Care Library, BSMMU
  6. Teachers Training College, Dhaka
  7. Teachers Training College, Pabna
  8. Jhenaidah Cadet College (used earlier)
  9. Munshiganj Technical School and College
  10. National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Alias Sciences (NINMAS)
  11. National  Museum of Science & Technology  Library, Agargaon
  12. Palli-Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) Library
  13. The Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM) Library
  14. The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh (OCAG) Library
  15. The Society for Environment and Human Development (SEHD) Library

More libraries are expressing interest and some of them are in the process of installation.

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Training on Library Automation and Digitization Software ‘SLiMS’ and ‘RFID’ held at NSU during 24-26 April 2015

A Three Day-long Training program on Senayan Library Management System (SLiMS) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) organized by BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM), Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) in collaboration with North South University (NSU) Library during 24-26 April 2015 was successfully accomplished.

A Certificate Award Ceremony of the training programme was held in the evening on the concluding day (Sunday 26 April 2015) at the Faculty Conference Hall of North South University.

H.E. Mr. Rashed Khan Menon, MP, Honorable Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism was the Chief Guest and distributed the certificates among the participants. Ms Akhtar Jahan, M.P. and Honorable Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Benajir Ahmed, Chairman, Board of Trustees, NSU, and Professor Amin U. Sarkar, Vice Chancellor, NSU were present as the special guests while Professor Gour Gobinda Goswami, Treasurer, NSU was the Guest of Honor at the event. Dr. Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, Chairman, BALID and BIIM presided over the ceremony. Mr. Shamsuddin Ahmed, Director, BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM) gave a welcome speech and Dr. Mostafizur Rahman, University Librarian, NSU, gave the vote of thanks on this occasion. The participants took hands on experience on installation, implementation and use of the library automation system SLiMS. They were introduced with the server system and necessary utility software too. A practical demonstration on total RFID system, tagging, circulation and security check was also shown to them. Honorable Minister in his speech stressed on the digitization of the libraries and the necessity of library professionals to be equipped with the modern IT system to reach the goal of the present Government to develop the country as the “Digital Bangladesh”.

A total of twenty seven library and IT professionals from various renowned organizations and universities took part in this training program on SLiMS and RFID. Dr. Mostafizur Rahman , University Librarian, NSU, A.K.M. Nurul Alam (Apu), Assistant Director, Bangladesh Bank and Country Coordinator, SLiMS-Bangladesh, Kazi Farhad Noman, Assistant Librarian, Southeast University and Fatema-tuz-Johora, Officer-Library, ULAB were the resource persons in the training programme.

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
Venue:
E-resource Access Centre
North South University
Bashundhara, Baridhara, Dhaka