Libraries Network: Objectives and Services

National Informatics Centre (NIC) has taken initiative to setup a Libraries Network to bring all the libraries under an umbrella. NIC is keen to extend ICT support to these libraries, especially the Ministries, Departments and Public Libraries in India. As NIC is providing ICT support to all the Central as well as State Government ministries and other offices, it is natural to extend this support to their libraries also.

NIC wishes to see all the Government libraries well moderanized and computerized. NIC has developed e-Granthalaya Software for Library Automation and Networking. The software is being provided at no cost to the librarires including public libraries along with training and support.

NIC has started another library service to give access to the Union Catalog of Libraries powred by e-Granthalaya Software. The Union Catalog is by-product of the catalog hosting facility being given to the libraries in Inida. The hosting of the library catalog is being done at no cost to the libraries, irrespective of the ILMS they are using. Visitors of the site will access to Union Catalog and will search - a). Individual Library b). Cluster of Libraries and c). All Libraries in the Network

NIC is also planning to develp this web site as a National Portal of Libraries which will provide the data/information uploading facilities to the registered members

This web site will publish the Directory of Libraries in India, Librarians Directory, Digital Library of Articles in LIS fiels and much more in future....

Services from NIC for Indian Libraries:-

  • e-Granthalaya: A Digital Agenda for Library Automation and Networking

  • NewsNIC: A Full-Text News Clipping System

  • Access to Union Catalog of Libraries powered by e-Granthalaya

  • Catalog Hosting Facility with Home Page for each library

  • Training and Workshop for Government Libraries

  • Conferences and Seminar of ICT applications in Libraries

  • National Digital Library in LIS

  • Library Directory

  • Librarians Directory

  • Library Automation and Networking Consultancy / Paid Project thorugh NICSI

  • News and Views from experts

  • Library Technology Updates