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Multimedia Section of the library acquires, creates, manages and provide services based on Digital collection, Microfiches, Microfilms, Audio cassettes, VHS, DVD, CD collections of the library. The sections also offer services of Reprography, Scanning, Printing, Digital still photos, Live webcast, Managing digital content on social media and digitization of Rare Buddhist text in Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscripts.

Multimedia section keeps up with the changing needs and technology of the time. The section was actively engaged in micro-form in the decade of Eighties; in Nineties section worked with magnetic tapes and now-a-days this section is the epicenter of digitization work for the institute.

The Section is well equipped with the latest ICT infrastructure and the software to create, edit and manage digital documents. The Section is actively engaged in Digitisation of Rare manuscript and other precious documents to digitally preserve the surviving canonical texts. It also records, edit and preserve various academic programmes of the Institute in digital audio-visual and photo forms.

FUNCTION AND SERVICE OFFERED BY THE SECTION

  • AUDIO VISUAL
  • Audio & Video coverage
  • Editing of AV document
  • LIVE webcast
  • Digital Still Photo coverage
  • Uploading content online & archiving
  • Designing of Digital poster and Video’s thumbnail

 

  • MICROFILM & MICROFICHE COLLECTION
  • Retrieve
  • Scanning
  • Printing
  • Cataloguing

 

  • DIGITISATION
  • Offsite Digitisation Project (Rare Manuscripts and text)
  • In-Campus Digitisation (Digitisation of rare and fragile document)
  • Audio-Tape Digitisation
  • Video-Tape Digitisation
  • Digitisation of Micro-Document
  • Digitisation of Newspaper clipings

 

  • REPROGRAPHY
  • Reproduction of AV document
  • Reproduction of Printed document
  • Reproduction of Digital document

 

  • FORMAT CONVERSION
    • Encoding
    • ACD, WAV to MP3
    • VOB, DAT to MP4
    • TIFF, ARW to JPEG
    • JPEG to PNG to JPEG
    • JPEG to PDF to JPEG
    • DOC to PDF to DOC, etc

 

  • USER/ READER SERVICES
    • Scanning
    • Printing
    • Photocopy
    • Spiral Binding
    • Audio Visual & Photo duplication
    • Digital lab for user/ reader
    • Provide Training, Orientation and consultation
    • On-demand, compilation of topical bibliographies of the collection

MICROFILM & MICROFICHE COLLECTION

The Multimedia Section has a rich collection of microfiche and microfilm documents. The first main micro collection of the section was three microfilmed recensions of the kangyur and Tengyur- Lhasa, Narthang, and Cone-That were sourced from the Library of Congress. From the outset, the department invested in microfilm technologies and has since accomplished the microfilming and digitization of many rare texts.

S.No.

Collection Name

No. of text/ Volume

No. of Page/ folio

Digitisation status

Microform

1

Sanskrit Buddhist Text

2830 text

128943 pages

Scanning Completed,

Editing under process

Microfilm and microfiche

2

Tawang Handwritten Kangyur

937 text

 

Digital available

Microfilm

3

Tawang Golden Kangyur

672 text

 

Digital available

Microfilm

4

Lithang Kangyur

937 text

 

Digital available

Microfilm

5

Lhasa Kangyur

812 text

 

Digital available

Microfiche

6

Narthang Kangyur

812 text

 

Digital available

Microfiche

7

Cone Tangyur

3325 text

 

Digital available

Microfiche

8

Tibetan Religious Works

487 box

2004 microfiche folio

 

Microfiche

 

9

Report on Archaeological Survey of India

38 box

1872 microfiche folio

Scanning under process

Microfiche

10

Indian Archives and Museum

5 box

247 microfiche folio

Scanned

Microfiche

 

11

Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscript of Various Govt. and Private collection

49 box

2648+ microfiche folio

Scanned

Microfiche

12

Journals

11 box

1518 microfiche folio

 

microfiche

 

 

AUDIO VISUAL COLLECTION

The resources of multimedia section includes tens of thousands of hours of teaching by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and many other eminent teachers and scholars, as well as audio and video recordings of seminars and conferences and the academic programmes of the Institute.

  • Audio recording in cassette tape: 7033 hours approx.
  • Audio recording in MP3: 52037 hours approx.
  • Video in VHS Tape: 1632 hours approx.
  • Video in electronic format:  8516 hours approx.

 

DIGITAL TEXT COLLECTION

The Multimedia Section has rich repositories of digital documents and xylographs.

Sl. No.

ITEM

No. of TITLE

1

Shantarakshita Library Digital Text collection

212

2

BDRC Digital text collection

26876

3

LTWA Digital text

2710

4

Buddhist Sanskrit Manuscript from Micro format

2830

5

News paper Clip (1990-1996)

14646

6

Slides

288

 

SOME OF THE MAJOR OFFSITE DIGITIZATION PROJECTS CARRIED OUT BY THE SECTION:  

  • Microfilmed of Tawang Golden Kangyur (86 Volumes, 672 Titles) and Tawang Handwritten Kangyur (120 Volumes, 937 Titles)at Tawang in 1993-1994
  • Microfilmed Lithang Kangyur (108 Volumes, 937 Title) at Orissa in 1996
  • Digitised Peking Ka-Ten (381 Volumes, 224450 pages) at LTWA, Dharamshala in 2010-2011
  • Digitised Narthang Tengyur (3988 Title, 255 Volumes, 153241 pages) at Tibet House, New Delhi in 2012
  • Digitised Gondhla Handwritten Kangyur (47 Volumes, 26694 pages) at Gondhla Village, HP in 2015
  • Digitised Phuktal Handwritten Kagyur, (43 Volumes, 29531 pages) at Phuktal Monastery, Zanskar, Ladakh in 2016
  • Digitised Narthang Kagyur, (102 Volumes, 791 Titles) at Phuktal Monastery, Zanskar, Ladakh in 2016
  • Digitised Dege Tengyur, (213 Volumes, 128810pages) at Central Library, BHU  in 2018
  • Digitised Dege Kangyur, (103 Volumes, 55569 pages) at Mangtro Monastery, Ladakh in 2018
  • Digitised Handwritten Kagyur (61 Volumes, 73557pages) at Tabo, Lahaul & Spiti, HP in 2018
  • Digitised Tawang Golden Kangyur (94 Volumes) and Tawang Handwritten Kangyur (113 Volumes) at GNL Monastery, Tawang in 2022

 

LIST OF KANGYUR & TENGYUR AVAILABLE IN DIGITAL FORMAT

The section has rich collection of major editions of Kagyur and Tengyur. Namely,

  • TAWANG GOLDEN KANGYUR
  • TAWANG HANDWRITTEN KANGYUR
  • NARTHANG KANGYUR
  • PEKING KANGYUR
  • DEGE KANGYUR
  • GONDHLA HANDWRITTEN PROTO KANGYUR
  • PHUKTHAL HANDWRITTEN PROTO KANGYUR
  • TABO HANDWRITTEN PROTO KANGYUR
  • THEMPANGMA KANGYUR
  • LITHANG KANGYUR
  • CONE KANGYUR
  • SHELKHAR HANDWRITTEN KANGYUR
  • RAGYA KANGYUR
  • MONGOL EDITION KANGYUR
  • DOLPO HANDWRITTEN KANGYUR
  • STOK PALACE HANDWRITTEN KANGYUR
  • PHUGDRAK HANDWRITTEN KANGYUR
  • HEMIS HANDWRITTEN KANGYUR
  • PEDURMA (Comparative Ed.) KANGYUR
  • NARTHANG TENGYUR
  • PEKING TENGYUR
  • DEGE TENGYUR
  • CONE TENGYUR
  • SERDRIMA TENGYUR
  • PEDURMA (Comparative Ed.)TENGYUR

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