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e-Granthalaya is an Integrated Library
Management Software from National Informatics Centre
Department of Electronics &
Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of
India. The software has been developed by a team of experts from software as well
as Library and Information Science discipline. Using this software, the libraries
can automate in-house activities as well as member services. The software provides built-in Web OPAC interface to publish the
library catalog over Internet. The software is UNICODE Compliant
,thus, supports data entry in local language. Latest version of e-Granthalaya
i.e. Ver.4.0 is a 'Cloud
Ready Application' and provides a Web-based data entry solution
in enterprise mode with a centralized database for cluster of
libraries. e-Granthalaya 4.0 uses
- an Open Source DBMS as well as Free Edition of MS SQL Server (any version) as back-end database solutions.
e-Granthalaya 4.0 is made availab
in NIC National Cloud for Government
libraries on request basis where free hosting is provided.
was started as an in-house project at 'Karnataka State Centre of
NIC, Bangalore' and first version of the software was designed for the
Public Libraries in the State. Later, NIC HQs 'Library and Informatics
Services Division' took over the designing of the software where
library professionals were involved in the designing process and,
thus, improved the software with enhanced user interface and simplify
the work-flow of library functions so that it can suit to all kinds of
libraries. Following table shows the release of various versions of
SQL Server 7
SQL Server 2000
SQL Server 2005
Edition of SQL Server (Any version)
Hosting in NIC National
is hosted in
VMs (Virtual Machines) in the NIC National Cloud.
Hosting as per NIC
Hosting Policy, presently hosting is free for Government Libraries.
DBMS: Postgresql - an Open Source
contains following components:-
e-Granthalaya 4.0 Application
Crystal Reports Executables
software is provided at zero cost to the
Government and Government Funded Organizations. The
support is given by email/phone/vc/remote access, etc. The on-site training, Data Entry, Maintenance, Migration,
and dedicated support, etc are provided
on Payment basis by the NICSI Emapnelment Agency. Hosting in NIC National Cloud as per NIC hosting policy,
no charging from Government Libraries.
How to get the Software
software 4.0 Online Account may be get from NIC by sending one official letter on letter head duly signed by
Authority along with duly filled request
form. The Request Form can be downloaded from here....
Organizations/departments/ministries/institutions where many libraries exists at
various locations/cities in the country (cluster of Libraries) may write to
DG(NIC) for getting an organizational online account to access e-Granthalaya 4.0
for data entry and other online services with a separate database.
Features at a Glance
Uses PostgreSQL - an Open Source DBMS as well as free edition of
MS SQL Server (Any version).
Web-based Data Entry Solution
supports data entry in local language
Module - Wise Permission
to the software Users
Work-flow as per Indian
Retro-Conversion as well
as Full Cataloging Modes of Data Entry
Master tables for Authors, Publishers, Subjects, etc
and Child-Parent Relationship pattern
Download Catalog Records
Z39.50 Client Search
Exhaustive Reports for
Export Records in
CSV/Text File/MARC 21/MARC XML/ISO:2709/MS ACCESS/EXCEL
into Single Database
Database for All libraries under One Organization, minimize data entry
Print Accession Register
Search Module built-in
with basic/advance/boolean parameters
CAS/SDI Services and
Updated Regulalry with
Generate Bibliography in AACR2
Data Entry Statistics
Full Text News Clipping Services
integration with uploading / downloading of pdf/html/Tiff, etc
(Articles/Chapter Indexing) with uploading of full-text articles in pdf/html format
SERIALS Control System
for Subscription with Auto-Generate Schedule
Budget Modules with Bill
Register Generation, manages Multi-Budget Head
Import Data from any
structured Source (MARC21/EXCEL)
Well exhaustive Web
Based OPAC Interface with separate Membership module
Multi-copies of Accession No can be
accessioned in bulk with single click with Auto-Accession Number.
Manages e-Books with digital files in pdf or
other formats, provides facilities of e-Book Viewer.
Photo Gallery available for uploading photo
and pictures of the organizations - published on the Library Web site.
Manages Meta data for Non-Book Materialas
also. Includes database fields for Legal documents thus equally suitable
to Law Libraries also.
How To Access e-Granthalaya 4.0 On Cloud?
Once library gets an Online Account of
e-Granthalaya 4.0 from NIC then user may access the application thorugh
http://egranthalaya.nic.inwheree-Granthalaya 4.0 - LIVE link may be clicked and then Select the
Cluster - then Login
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