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The Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library is an international community using Web-based technologies to integrate diverse knowledge about Tibet and the Himalayas for free access from around the world.

Serving a wide range of communities, we publish multilingual studies, multimedia learning resources, and creative works concerned with the area's environments, cultures, and histories.

General Introduction to THDL

The Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library was founded on March 1, 2000 in conjunction with the University of Virginia Library and the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. It provides an integrated environment for digital publication of many diverse projects whose separate administrations remain decentralized and autonomous. As such, the Library overall is run by an international team of scholars, and reflects a consortium of many different universities and private organizations across the world. Please see the list of participants on the "Projects and Participants" page accessible from the THDL menu tab. It is also a committed member of the Tibetan and Himalayan Information Community, which is building a broad community among digital and non-digital initiatives relating to Tibet and the Himalayas. The Digital Library consists of five overarching domains designed to collaboratively solicit, generate, and publish data and scholarship on an international scale: Collections, Reference, Community, Tools, and Education.