April 26, 2009

Idnaf Portable Senayan : Open Source Library management System is now portable

Senayan is an open source Library Management System. It is a web based content management system. It is build on Open source technology like PHP and MySQL. Senayan provides many features such as Bibliography database, Circulation, Membership and many more that will help "automating"  library tasks. This project is proudly sponsored by Pusat Informasi dan Humas Depdiknas and licensed under GPL v3.

I have known this great stuff since 2008 when I met the developer on IGOS Summit, an Indonesian open source event. I have tried OpenBiblio and I felt this software is not good enough in user interface as well as in user/admin control panel.

Senayan is built by librarians at Ministry of Education‘s library of Republic of Indonesia. It has very rich AJAX feature and will run well under  Firefox, latest IE and latest Opera.

Why does I build portable Senayan? Well, in 2008 I have to send an idea to change my campus’s library management system which is proprietary and I heard it is quite expensive. Thus, for demonstration purpose I have to build a portable web server containing Senayan.

Packages included in Idnaf Portable Senayan:

Requirement :

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP (tested)
  • Free space on hard disk or flashdisk > 300 MB


Go to screenshot gallery (by Fandi Gunawan)

Senayan’s Official Screenshots

Direct demo :

Download link :

Idnaf Portable Senayan :

Senayan Documentation :

Senayan Download Page:

Note :

default username and password

Username : admin
Password : admin

Username : root
Password : (empty)

Link to PHPMyAdmin :


Thanks goes to :

Other open source library management systems:


  1. I tried using the demo on the site. I tried usermname/passwd admin/admin. it did not work. I’m testing koha and I’d like to give this a try.
    Can you add bibliographic records in bulk, or does that need to be one at a time

    Comment by mreavey — June 19, 2009 @ 6:02 pm

  2. […] portable Senayan-Version holen (rechts unter Releases), die von Fandi Gunawan entwickelt wurde (Portable Senayan : Open Source Library management System is now portable). Aber dafür hab ich ja meinen Uniform Server bereits Hier ein paar Bilder meiner Installation […]

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  3. I am using senayan3-stable14 on XP with XAMPP. But Z39.50 service does not work. I followed the instruction of dicarve, but no result. can any one help me?

    Comment by Nurul Alam — January 18, 2011 @ 3:01 am

  4. I tried adding new bibliography so that i can loan out books but after adding it,each time i try to loan the book,a reply will be given as ‘no copies found’.please how do i create book copies that can be loaned out using the LMS?

    Comment by Sifonabasi — March 3, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

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