Aims

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1) to provide long-term archiving of the Younghusband Collection, additional Cambridge Tibetan holdings and major UK Mongolian holdings through microfilm and digital technologies

2) to provide a catalogues of the Younghusband Collection, additional Cambridge Tibetan holdings and major UK Mongolian holdings through microfilm and digital technologies in conjunction with a planned a Union catalogue of UK-based Tibetan-Mongolian holdings

3) to make available major Tibetan and Mongolian texts for the preparation of scholarly editions and studies

4) to provide public, highly accessible reproductions of major Tibetan and Mongolian texts, thus enabling detailed study of documents from remote sites

5) to enable the repatriation of copies of texts to Tibet and Mongolia in support of cultural heritage efforts there

6) to support those involved in reconstructing incomplete texts or series by facilitating access to relevant fragments and volumes

7) to facilitate the study, re-collection and understanding of the cultures and literatures of Tibet and Mongolia and to encourage inter-disciplinary and regional approaches to study by presenting Mongolian resources in conjunction with Tibetan materials, in view of the numerous cultural, historical and geographical reasons for bringing them together

8) to draw attention of scholars to the historicity and cultural correlates of library collections and their formation and to provide resources for the comparative study of colonial-British and indigenous-Asian libraries.