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What's Inside

Content

More than 32 million documents, each of them fully indexed and searchableusing our powerful, built-in search engine.

Subscribers can also upload their own information, pictures or video and create websites using built-in software called the Community Information Platform.

The eGranary Digital Library represents the collective efforts of hundreds of authors, publishers, programmers, librarians, instructors and students around the globe.

We continue to catalog new items every day, so these numbers are always growing...

The information stored inside the eGranary covers dozens of topics, including:

    • Basic to advanced mathematics
    • Civil, mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering
    • Medical, nursing and public health resources
    • Language dictionaries and tutorials
    • Computer science
    • Atlases, almanacs and other reference materials of all kinds
    • Education and teaching
    • History, sociology, psychology, economics, religion and other social sciences
    • Agriculture, horticulture and zoology
    • Biology, chemistry, geology and physics
    • Literature, art and music

Portals

A portal is simply a custom catalog to guide users to resources on a specific subject within the eGranary. Organized to be the most useful to users, they can be simple or very detailed. Examples of portals you'll find inside the eGranary Digital Library.

If you have suggestions for new content or have questions about specific content, please feel free to email librarian@widernet.org.

Technical

Our Internet in a Box™ solution for institutions that wish to make the eGranary Digital Library available to users on a pre-existing LAN or as a stand-alone unit.

The full-sized server includes:

  • A new Intel Dual Core eGranary Appliance Server with 8 GB RAM and 500 GB operating system hard disk
  • The eGranary Digital Library: millions of educational resources on a 4TB hard drive
  • 500-watt auto switching (international) power supply
  • Windows 7 operating system 

The 12-volt (battery-powerable) server includes:

  • A new Intel Atom Dual Core eGranary Appliance Server with 4 GB RAM and 250 GB operating system hard disk
  • The eGranary Digital Library: millions of educational resources on a 4TB hard drive
  • 12-volt switching (international) power supply
  • Windows 7 operating system 

 

Both servers include the following:

Basic Services

Apache HTTP Server - a web server application notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web.

Apache Solr - an open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration, and rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling.

Apache Tomcat - an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

Drupal - a free and open-source content management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is used as a back-end framework for at least 2.1% of all websites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk.

PHP - a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language.

Moodle - a popular open-source e-learning platform, also known as a Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

MySQL - the world's second most widely used open-source relational database management system (RDBMS). 

OpenDS Software - a free, open source directory service, written in Java.  Provides the capacity for user logins and security.

Vufind - an open source library search engine that allows users to search and browse beyond the resources of a traditional online public access catalog.


User Interface

Full-text Search Engine | Catalog (OPAC) | Custom Portals | Community Information Platform 

Any Web browser software can be configured to use the eGranary, or patrons can use the custom eGranary Browser


Administrator Interface

eGranary Control Center | eGranary Installer | Community Information Platform Control Panel