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E-Granthalaya (version 3.0), eG-3, was the library management software discussed in detail, in the second phase of In-service course for librarians held at KVS, ZIET Mysore from 22-28 March 2010. Since KV libraries have been demanding for a unified LMS for the last many years in vain and libraries using different software, the interoperability and networking of all KV libraries will remain as a dream. The new version of E-Granthalaya enters in this vacuum.
The eG-3 has been installed and managed in many KV libraries in Delhi and nearby regions. Since the software is from NIC (National Informatics Centre, Govt. of India), and distributed free of cost to govt. institutions, there exists no issues of buying and accounting. The installation is easy. The NIC has a dedicated team of people for service and an user can discuss and solve issues through the e-granthalaya email forum.
From the feedback received from the participants, the main issues faced by the KV librarians with eG-3 are,
Let’s hope more and more libraries will move on with eG-3 and the dream for an unified LMS will become a reality.