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TICFIA Project   printer-friendly-version
Program: Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access
Award Number: P337A090023
Grant Period: 10/01/2009 - 09/30/2012
World Area: International
Funding:
2009:  $380,000
2010:  $190,000
Total:  $570,000
Institution: University of Virginia
Project Director: David Germano
Office of Sponsored Programs
P.O. Box 400195
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Tel: 4349246728
Fax: 4349241467
Email: dfg9w@virginia.edu
 
Abstract:
We propose to systematically produce contemporary and historical coverage of places, events, agents, subjects, and terms for Tibet and the Himalayas in an interlinked set of reference repositories, and use those reference repositories as indexing services to build a powerful set of interconnections between our expanding collections of audio-video, images, maps, scholarship, and classical literature. This will include initiatives on integrating socio-economic data from Chinese census and statistical yearbooks into Tibet-specific repositories published through the Tibetan and Himalayan Library (www.thlib.org, THL), which publishes numerous web sites and data services that can be utilized by other web sites. THL will support multiple projects across many institutions of higher education that access, collect, organize, preserve, and disseminate information on this world region extending across six nations and many cultural, linguistic, and environmental zones. THL provides comprehensive online facilities for directly submitting and editing data of all types – place, event and term dictionary entries, maps, subject maps, images, audio-video, texts – to support a distributed network of content providers and editors producing a vast influx of new content automatically interlinked on the basis of place, historical event, agents, and subject matters, so that the public can find affiliated resources on any item of interest. TICFIA will support a remarkable expansion of intellectual access and direct access to events, places, social-economic data, literature, scholarship, audio-video recordings, images, maps, people, and organizations. Staff will provide technical and planning support for diverse projects with their own funding, such that THL facilitates a tremendous synergy among collaborators across the world. Such provision of standards-based tools and integrated repositories will extend the digital revolution to many institutions, and ensure that their scholarship persists with wide dissemination, so that multiple funding streams and effort from many scholars will be facilitated and integrated by the TICFIA-funded centralized infrastructure, training and support.
 
Languages: Countries:
Chinese
Chinese, Mandarin
Hindi
Mongolian
Nepali
Newari
Pali
Sanskrit
Tibetan
Australia
Austria
Bhutan
Canada
China
France
Germany
India
Japan
Mongolia
Nepal
Pakistan
Taiwan
United Kingdom
United States of America
 
Disciplines: Subjects:
Anthropology
Archaeology
Area studies
Art/art history
Computer/information science
Demography
Ecology/natural resources
Education
Ethnomusicology
Film
Foreign languages and literature
Geography
Global/international relations and studies
Health sciences
History
Information management
Interdisciplinary studies
International/area studies
Linguistics
Philosophy
Religious studies
Technology management
Tourism
Women's studies
Area Studies
Collaboration
Dissemination
Foreign Language Across the Curriculum
Foreign Language Programs (Domestic)
Instructional Materials
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
Multidisciplinary Studies
Outreach
Research
Self-Instructional Language Programs
Surveys And Studies
Technology
Underrepresented Groups
 
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