National Workshop on e-Granthalaya

Kerala Library Association in collaboration with the National Informatics Centre, New Delhi, organised a 3 Day national Workshop on e-Granthalaya during 11-13 September at the LBS Institute of Technology for Women, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapram.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr M.Wilscy, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr A Gopikuttan, President, Kerala Library Association delivered the Presidential address while Shri Ram Kumar Matoria, Technical Director, NIC highlighted various issues related to Automation and Networking of libraries in India. Shri M. Chandrakumaran Nair, Vice President, KLA welcomed the gathering and Shri S.L.Faisal, General Secretary, KLA proposed vote of thanks.

The workshop was attended by a total of fourty working Library Professionals.

At the valedictory function on 13 Sept. 2012, Dr K.P.Vijaya Kumar, Associate Professor & Hon. Director
Centre for Information Literacy Studies & Head, Dept. of Library & Information ScienceHOD, DLIS, Univ. of Kerala distributed the certificates.


Dr M.Wilscy, HOD, Dept of Computer Science, Univ. of Kerala inaugurating  National Workshop. Dr A. Gopikttan, President, KLA, Shri M.Chandrakumaran Nair, Vice President, KLA, Shri S.L.Faisal, General Secretary, KLA are also seen.


Shri R.K.Matoria, Technical Director, LISD, NIC, New Delhi, introducing the LMS


Hans-on session on e-Granthalaya

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Dr K.P.Vijaya Kumar, HOD, DLIS, University of Kerala distributing the certificates.

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Participants of the Workshop with Shri R.K.Matoria and KLA office bearers.


KLA-NIC National Workshop on E-Granthalaya: Details


e-Granthalaya is a library automation software from National Informatics Centre, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. 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/WAN based data entry solutions for a cluster of libraries where a centralized/Common database can be created with Union Catalogue output. The software provides Web OAPC interface to publish the library catalogue over Internet/Intranet. The software runs on Windows platform, compatible with Z39.50, MARC, ISO 2709 and UNICODE Compliant, thus, supports data entry in local languages. Know more at

As part of its continuing support to open and free software initiatives in LIS and to equip the professionals with skills to handle various Library Management Software, KLA is organizing this National Workshop during 11-13 Sept. 2012 in Thiruvananthapuram.

Objectives of the Workshop

i. To give awareness to the participants on the need and importance of Library Automation and Networking in the Digital era.

ii. To give an intensive and comprehensive hands-on training to the participants on one of the best and freely available Library Management Software in the country,

E-Granthalaya, and to make them self-sufficient in its use.

Areas to be covered

  1. Introduction to Library Automation and Networking
  2. Introduction to E-Granthalaya
  3. MS-SQL Server set-up
  4. E-Granthalaya Modules including WebOPAC

Resource persons

  1. Shri Ram Kumar Matoria, Technical Director, Library and Information Services Division, NIC, New Delhi

    2. Smt Sibi Anto, Scientist-B, NIC, Thiruvananthapuram

Who should attend?

Working Library and Information Science Professionals and Students in LIS. The total intake would be 40 Participants.

Date and Venue

The workshop would be conducted at the LBS Institute of Technology for Women, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram.

The dates of the Workshop are 11-13 Sept. 2012

Tentative Schedule


Session I


Session II


Session III     14.00-15.15

Session IV




e-Granthalya Setup


e-Granthalya Admin Module


Hands on Sessions



e-Granthalaya Cataloging Module


Hands on Session


e-Granthalaya Circulation Module


Hands on





Serials Module


Hands on Session







Lunch: 13.00-14.00;  Tea: 11.15-11.30 & 15.15-15.45

RKM: Mr R.K.Matoria; SA: Ms  Sibi Anto


Registration fee is Rs 1750/- per participant (Rs.1500/- for KLA Members). This entitles the participant for the workshop kit [including software CD-ROM], lunch and refreshments. Selection will be made on a first come first served basis. Confirmation of registration will be intimated only through e-mail or telephone.

How to apply?

Application form in the prescribed format [given overleaf or downloaded from the KLA website], along with Demand Draft drawn in favour of Kerala Library Associationpayable at Thiruvananthapuram should be sent to the address below on or before  30 August 2012.

General Secretary, Kerala Library Association, 36, II Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-695 002

How to reach?

The LBS Institute of Technology for Women is situated near the central prison complex in Poojappura. It is about 4kms from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station / KSRTC Thampanoor Bus Terminus.

Travel & Accommodation

Participants have to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation.

About KLA

Kerala Library Association (KLA) is the premier Professional Organization of Library and Information Science professionals in Kerala, established in 1971. KLA is playing an effective role in bringing together the Librarians in the Region under one banner, equips them with essential skills and emerging technologies and intervenes on their behalf for the total betterment of the profession.

Know more at

About NIC

National Informatics Centre (NIC) is a premier S & T institution of the Government of India, established in 1976, for providing e-Government / e-Governance Solutions adopting best practices, integrated services and global solutions in Government Sector. Know more at


Dr A. Gopikuttan, President, Kerala Library Association & Associate Prof.
Dept. of Library & Information Science, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram-34

Tel: 0471-2478034(O)/2368163 (R)/ Mob: 09446428163/E-mail:


Shri S.L.Faisal, General Secretary, Kerala Library Association & Librarian, Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram-04. Tel: 0471-2445854(O)/ Mob: 09447699724/ Email: