The National Library of Mongolia (NLM), founded in 1921, houses text collections representing close to 1,000 years of the accumulated cultural knowledge of greater Mongolia and the Asian Steppe. In 2018, ALL and NLM initiated a formal partnership to catalog, digitize and make accessible its Tibetan language manuscript and woodblock collection.
The preservation operation at NLM consists of ten highly trained staff: four librarians to enter cataloging information, four digital scanning operators responsible for digitizing manuscript and woodblock prints, a project manager and assistant. The center utilizes the latest technology in digital imaging to ensure that exact and reliable digital images are produced. In addition to imaging technology, ALL employs state of the art digital storage technology and offsite cloud storage, in collaboration with our partner Buddhist Digital Resource Center.