COMPUTERS, equipment and software used by the public in Dundee’s network of libraries and community facilities could be set for almost £100,000 worth of upgrades.
A report to be considered by the council’s policy and resources committee recommends a refresh for the IT provision which currently includes 229 publicly available PCs at 14 locations.
John Alexander convener of the policy and resources committee said: “With our partners in Leisure and Culture Dundee we have been providing critical information technology services for the public to provide equality of access to internet services for many things including research, job applications and benefit claims.
“Our community facilities are at the forefront of digital participation and we know how well used they are including by people who only have a mobile phone to access online services and need access to things like printers and scanners.”
The policy and resources committee, which meets on Monday (November 22), recommends purchasing new PC desktops and software at an estimated total cost of £99.370.
Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.