[INDOLOGY] Welcome to my Nightmare or the Digital Blackout of the IDP

Lubomír Ondračka ondracka at ff.cuni.cz
Wed Nov 1 13:38:35 UTC 2023

The British Library came under heavy cyber attack at the weekend and has 
not yet restored its services.


Let's hope that all this will be fixed soon and then the Dunhuang 
Database will be available again.


On 01.11.2023 14:29, Dragomir Dimitrov via INDOLOGY wrote:
> Dear list members,
> at the request of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hanneder I am sending you the following
> query. Any feedback and assistance would be most welcome. Thank you.
> With best wishes,
> Dragomir Dimitrov
> ************************************************************
> Dear Colleagues,
> does anyone know of or have a download of items from the Dunhuang
> Database? I have no overview of the structure of the website, but I am
> looking for the Tibetan Chan manuscripts. There are scans of the mss. and a
> more hidden set of transcriptions. This would be a sample link:
> idp.bl.uk/database/oo_cat.a4d?shortref=TibetanChanTransliterations_2014&ca
> tno=4
> As far as I could ascertain, the WayBackMachine does not seem to solve the
> problem, unless perhaps one has noted down each and every single url.
> I always wanted to avoid depending on digital sources only, but this time I
> became sloppy and thus, for a reading seminar, where we wanted to read
> Tibetan Chan texts (thanks to the great work of Sam van Shaik!), we are
> running out of material very soon. So if anyone has downloaded some items
> and is willing to send them to me, please contact me on my email address.
> Such "cyber incidents" are frequent. A couple of years ago in Gießen
> University the whole network was out for a whole term; from matriculation to
> book orders in the library, everything had to be done with the ancient
> technology of paper manuscripts. It still worked  - the older participants may
> remember the times :)
> Jürgen Hanneder, Marburg
> ------------------------
> Prof. Dr. Juergen Hanneder
> Philipps-Universitaet Marburg
> FG Indologie u. Tibetologie
> Deutschhausstr.12
> 35032 Marburg
> Germany
> Tel. 0049-6421-28-24930
> hanneder at staff.uni-marburg.de
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