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Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library   printer-friendly-version
Program: Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access
Award Number: P337A020013
Grant Period: 10/01/2002 - 05/30/2006
World Area: Inner Asia
Funding:
2002:  $170,000
2003:  $170,000
2004:  $170,000
Total:  $510,000
Institution: University of Virginia
Project Director: David Germano
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4126
Tel: 434-924-6728
Fax: 434-924-1467
Email: dfg9w@virginia.edu
Web: www.thdl.org
 
Abstract:
The Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library (THDL) is using technology to create an innovative model promoting the interdisciplinary study of a world area to integrate branches of knowledge and expand freely available high quality academic resources. THDL is building online archives, communications tools, and processes that extend scholars' digital desktops into large collaborative, multimedia, and interdisciplinary digital library collections (text, image, video, audio, immersive, mapping, and databases) available via the Internet for free and integrated access. These include bibliographies, gazetteer, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and literary catalogs. FEDORA is the digital library framework, while THDL's Scholar's Toolbox provides the user friendly yet powerful suite of tools and processes for scholarly efforts to extend directly into the digital library's repositories. The world area covered Tibet and the Himalayas, a massive geographical area between South and East Asia. This includes large portions of the contemporary nation states of Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, the cultures of Tibet, Newar, Thangmi, Bhutan, Gyarong, Basum, Ladakh, and others, and languages such as Tibetan, Nepali, Chinese, Thangmi, Newari, and Dzongkha. U.S. partners include the University of Virginia, Cornell University, University of Chicago, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), Rice University, Columbia University, University of Alabama, Florida State University, University of Wisconsin, and many others. Foreign partners include Toronto University, Oxford University, Cambridge University, CNRS Lacito, Paris 8 University, Tibet Academy of Social Sciences, Tibet University, Tribhuvan University, and many others.
 
Languages: Countries:
Chinese, Mandarin
Nepali
Sanskrit
Tibetan
Bhutan
China
India
Nepal
Pakistan
 
Disciplines: Subjects:
Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture/urban and regional planning
Area studies
Art/art history
Communications
Computer/information science
Dance
Ecology/natural resources
Education
Ethnic studies
Film
Foreign languages and literature
Geography
Global/international relations and studies
Health sciences
History
Information management
Interdisciplinary studies
International/area studies
Library science
Linguistics
Philosophy
Religion
Religious studies
Technology management
Tourism
Area Studies
Collaboration
Dissemination
Dissertation Research
Distance Learning
Evaluation
Foreign Language Across the Curriculum
Foreign Language Programs (Domestic)
Foreign Language Programs (Overseas)
Graduate Fellowships
Instructional Materials
Interdisciplinary Studies
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
Library
Multidisciplinary Studies
Overseas Opportunities
Research
Self-Instructional Language Programs
Surveys And Studies
Technology
Thematic Programs
Undergraduate Education
Underrepresented Groups
 
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