Panel 38: Tibetan information technology, library resources, and digital humanities


FRIDAY 24 JUNE (Auditorium Q)

Conveners: Paul G. Hackett, Tashi Tsering, and Susan Meinheit

Please note the re-structuring of the panel

9.00-9.15: Opening of panel: Tashi Tsering

9.15-9.45: Tashi Tsering and Nyima Droma: Introducing the complete Qomolangma Tibetan fonts /  How different are the eight Kanjur editions? With the introduction of the unicode e-text project for the Kanjur and Tenjur Bedurma.

9.45-10.15: Paul G. Hackett: Automatic parallel text alignment for Tibetan, Sanskrit, Chinese, and Pāli texts.

10.15-10.45: Orna Almogi, Nachum Dershowitz, Dorji Wangchuk, Lior Wolf:  Computerized tools for Tibetan textual studies. Challenges and solutions.

10.45-11.15: Tea and coffee break.

11.15-11.45: Susan Meinheit: The Tibet Oral History Archive Project (TOHAP): the Path from basic research on Tibetan history and society to a Library of Congress online archive.

11.45-12.15: Robert Chilton: Gompa Tibetan Monastery Services – facilitating near-live global connection to traditional Tibetan institutions while supporting multimedia library development of classical Indo-Tibetan cultural resources.

12.15-12.45: Jeff Wallman: The next generation search platform for Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center.

12.45-13.45: LUNCH

13.45-14.15: Christopher Handy: Tibetan concordance construction through brute-force pattern matching.

14.15-14.45: Alexander Gardner: The 2015 Treasury of Lives Redesign: greater accessibility and increased data.

14.45-15.15: Michael Balk: The Library of Congress finally adopted the Wylie system – a wise decision.

15.15-16.45: Discussion: Tibetan digital humanities: issues and future directions.