Over Two Million Pages of Sutras Digitalized

2023-11-24 12:38:43

Ulaanbaatar, November 22, 2023 /MONTSAME. The National Library of Mongolia (NLM), the largest and oldest library in the country houses over three million books and publications. Over one million volumes of the collection, in the Mongolian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Manchu languages are rare and valuable books, sutras, and manuscripts of critical significance.

Since 2018, over 2 million pages of sutras in Tibetan language have been digitalized as a result of a project jointly implemented by NLM and the Asian Legacy Library. As a global non-profit organization, the Asian Legacy Library provides a combination of technology, scholarship, and partnership to locate, digitally preserve, and safeguard the priceless cultural wisdom literature of the world. The Asian Legacy Library currently partners with seven preservation operations located across Mongolia, Nepal, and India.

The progress of the ongoing project at NLM was introduced on November 23 at NLM, sharing the technology and experiences of the operation.