- About the eGranary
- How it Works
- The eGranary Appliance
- Production & Distribution
- Policies & Guidelines
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I contribute my resources to the eGranary for a limited amount of time?
- Does WiderNet provide an up-to-date list of recipients of the eGranary?
- Does the eGranary use republication contracts?
- How does WiderNet collect my Web site?
- How frequently is the eGranary Digital Library updated?
- How long will WiderNet continue its eGranary?
- How much do subscribers in the developing world pay to use the eGranary?
- What about copyright?
- Who funds the eGranary Digital Library?
- Why does the eGranary copy Web resources?
- Will people stop using my Web site and use yours instead?
- Will the eGranary edit or alter my Web site in any way?
- Will the eGranary sell the materials they ask for permission to copy?
- What's Inside
- Purchase an eGranary
- Products & Pricing
- Options and Additions
- Shipping Services
- Payment Methods
- Potential Distributors and Franchisees
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Are there other limits on the servers you provide?
- Can I get a discount?
- Can I get an estimate before confirming an order?
- Can I get tracking information for the shipment?
- Can I use the External or Personal Edition eGranary with a server?
- Can the same data be accessed by multiple users simultaneously?
- Can users download data to their computers for off-campus studying?
- Can we back up the eGranary?
- Can you assist us in getting a grant for an eGranary and/or computer training?
- Can you provide updates to the eGranary?
- Can you ship it to a US address?
- Do I have to complete a License Agreement?
- Do you accept purchase orders?
- Do you have a position on giving user-owned PCs access to the server network?
- Do you have smaller versions of the eGranary available?
- Do you have versions of the eGranary in other languages besides English?
- How fast can you get the eGranary to me?
- How long does it take the eGranary to ship?
- How much does shipping cost? Does it include customs? Who pays these?
- I can purchase a hard drive more cheaply, so can I just download the eGranary onto it?
- Is it easy to install an eGranary?
- Is the eGranary compatible with Macs?
- Is there a limit on how many terminals a server can support?
- Is there a software or installation disc?
- Is there a warranty? If so, how long?
- Once installed, how is the eGranary accessed?
- The License Agreement requires semi-annual reports?
- What do I need to insure an internal eGranary is compatible with my computer and that it will be installed correctly?
- What does the eGranary look like?
- What exactly is on the eGranary Digital Library?
- What operating system or OS does the eGranary run on?
- What shipping carriers do you use?
- What size box does the eGranary ship in?
- What type of networking and infrastructure are required with the purchase of a server?
- Contact Us
Community Information Platform
What is the CIP?
The Community Information Platform, or CIP, is a new addition to the eGranary Digital Library. The previous edition of the eGranary only allowed users to view information that had been pre-installed. With the CIP each eGranary is interactive: it allows users to create and edit their own content to add to their eGranary.
The Community Information Platform, sponsored by Intel, includes a host of Web 2.0 technologies, like built-in Web editors, LDAP security, Moodle, MySQL, PHP, WordPress and others. Subscribers can set up unlimited Web sites on their server and use free, built-in software to make Web pages, upload files and share local information with each other.
How do I use it?
Using a simple interface, users can create Web sites that are stored in their local eGranary. The interface makes it easy to upload files, like photos, slideshows and documents. Your Web page or site can be about anything you want. Examples of the type of content you might want to create using the CIP are:
- a page or site for a community club or group;
- a community directory;
- a Web site for a school, library, hospital or other community organization;
- a course Web site;
- a personal Web page about yourself or your family, with information and photos;
- social networking sites.
Is it difficult to create a Web page using the CIP?
Creating Web pages on the Community Information Platform is easy. The built in Web editing software contains a wysiwyg style editor to help users build web pages, upload images and other files and contains and on-line file browser to organize the files on the website.
Who can create and edit Web pages on the CIP?
The built-in software allows editors to add and edit content. The eGranary administrator can create an unlimited number of web sites that can be viewed by anyone within the community. Users can only alter their own Web sites, not the original eGranary content or the sites of other users.
An Intel-Sponsored Addition to the eGranary Digital Libary
The Intel Corporation has joined the WiderNet Project in a partnership sponsoring the development of Community Information Platforms that has been added to eGranary Digital Libriaries used by Intel in their World Ahead Program and all future versions of the eGranary.
Community Information Platforms make it possible for teachers and students along with other members of communities to add content to their own eGranaries, also enabling them to develop curriculum and create Web sites easily.
This is a feature that WiderNet has wanted to add to the eGranary Digital Library for some time, but was unable to until Intel Corporation's generous involvement.
It was possible in the past to add content to the eGranary, but only for those with technical skills. Intel’s Community Information Platforms make it possible for anyone to add content to the eGranary using simple tools -- without needing technical training.
Bridging the digital divide
The Intel Corporation has helped to bridge the digital divide through their generous donation and partnership with the WiderNet Project. Other organizations and corporations can look to Intel and their exemplary work as progressive activism toward quality education innovation.