e-Granthalaya is a library automation software from National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. The software has been designed 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 user services. The software can be implemented either in stand-alone or in client-server mode where database and WebOPAC are installed on the server PC while the data entry program is installed on client PCs. The software provides LAN/Web based data entry solutions for a cluster of libraries where a common database can be created with Union Catalog output. The software provides Web OAPC interface to publish the library catalog over Internet/Intranet. The software runs on Windows platform.
e-Granthalaya 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.
e-Granthalaya contains following components, some of these are installed in the Server PC while rest of these are installed in the Client PCs:
Database (MS SQL Server 2005) - Installed on Server PC (Windows 2003)