Hardware Requirements and tentative budget for Small Library Automation in Bangladesh

To perform library automation with SLiMS in small libraries in Bangladesh,  SLiMS BD  is suggesting the following hardware list to be procured:

Hardware List

1Desktop PC – Very good (working as Server^)8th Gen Intel Core i7 8700, 3.2GHz-4.6GHZ, 8GB DDR4 2666MHz, 1TB60,000/-1
2Desktop PC – regular8th Gen Intel Core i5 8500, 3.0GHz-4.1GHz, 8GB DDR4 2666Mhz, 1TB48,000/-2/3
3Switch8 port1,000/-1
4Network cableCat 6, with RJ45 Connector200/-4/5
6PrinterLaser printer10,000/-1
7ScannerRegular Flatbed3,000/-1Optional
8Barcode ScannerHandheld3,500/-1Optional
9Office AccessoriesToner, paper, tape, glue, scissors, 5,000/----

SLiMS Bangladesh works for the development of the libraries in the country. Hope the list will be helpful for small libraries to start library automation and figure out an appropriate budget. It’s just a minimum list. The more you budget, the better configuration is suggested. However, for better selection of hardware, library professionals are requested to contact with an expert professional.

^If the library has the ability, should buy a dedicated server.

*The List will be updated time to time if required. Last updated on 19 July 2019.