[INDOLOGY] National Manuscript Mission data to be put in public domain
ondracka at ff.cuni.cz
Sun Dec 18 10:10:51 UTC 2022
Unfortunately, the actual number of accessible manuscripts is much lower, not 17290. Far from all the items that come up through this search actually contain pdfs (e.g. a search for "Yogasūtra" yields six entries and only three have the pdf; similarly with other texts I tried searching for).
I think the problem is the metadata, which is quite messy. Not to mention the transcription of the titles, which is terrible (e.g., Gorakṣaśataka is written as Gorakxhaṣataka or Gorakāśāṣṭaka and Gorakṣanāthabodha as Gorakxhanatobodha, etc.).
On Sun, 18 Dec 2022 14:41:20 +0530
Ajit Gargeshwari via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> As of now Total : 17290 are viewable. I guess more would become viewable
> depending on perhaps what restriction the contributing institution imposes.
> Ajit Gargeshwari
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> On Sun, Dec 18, 2022 at 2:01 PM Birgit Kellner via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> > Judging from the interface, one should get a reliable number for all
> > publicly viewable manuscripts in the database through the "advance search"
> > page, which is accessible from the starting page.
> > There one can select the option "public view". Searching just with this
> > option set to "yes" returns 17290 results.
> > There's a second relevant yes/no search option, "digitization". A search
> > with both "public view" and "digitization" set to "yes" returns 17258
> > results, one with "digitization" set to yes and "public view" set to "no"
> > returns 19396.
> > An "advance search" without any values at all entered returns 5145280
> > entries, by the way.
> > Perhaps registered accounts get to see more? However, one needs a
> > "permission letter" to register ...
> > Best regards,
> > Birgit Kellner
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