Edwin Digital Library was started in India with Center Library in January 2013 and was registered as a Branch under South Asia Management Association . It was initially supported by the GJMS Publication India. It was subsequently supported by the Different Indexing agencies likr Google Scholr , EISI and API Solution Pvt Ltd .
EDWIN DIGI at present has 6062 libraries as its members, of which 273 libraries are in Delhi, 5764 outside Delhi in 33 States and Union Territories and 25 in overseas countries.
Edwin Digital Library has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering computerised services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible.
Edwin Digital Library has been actively engaged with the compilation of various Union Catalogues of the resources available in member-libraries.It has already created the Union Catalogue of Books,Union List of Current Periodicals, Union Catalogue of Periodicals,CD-ROM Database,Database of Indian Specialists, Database of Periodical Articles, Union List of Video Recordings, Urdu Manuscripts’ Database, Database of Theses and Dissertations, sample databases of language publications using GIST technology and several other databases. The data is being updated in these databases and is growing rapidly. All the Edwin Digital Library databases have been resident on DELSIS, an in-house software developed on BASISPlus, an RDBMS, the product of Information Dimensions Inc. of USA which has been provided to Edwin Digital Library courtesy National Informatics Centre, New Delhi.
Edwin Digital Library provides an array of facilities. Edwin Digital Library relentless efforts in resource sharing have proved extremely effective. It has contributed a lot towards the modernisation of libraries in India.