lunes, 16 de febrero de 2015

RESOURCE> BCRD Digital Humanities Award Nomination

Dear colleagues,

I am both pleased and honored to announce that I have just received word that the Buddhist Canons Research Database (BCRD) has been nominated (and accepted as a nominee) for a 2014 Digital Humanities Award in the category of "Best DH Tool or Suite of Tools".  Digital Humanities Awards are a set of entirely open annual awards run as a DH awareness raising activity. The awards are intended to help put interesting DH resources in the spotlight and engage DH users (and the general public) in the work of the community.

As just such a resource, the Buddhist Canons Research Database offers the ability to perform full text searching in Tibetan of the entire canon, just the Kangyur or Tengyur, or targeted searching within individual texts. In addition, the BCRD offers bibliographic search functions for the Tibetan Buddhist canon (Kangyur and Tengyur) together with a secondary literature bibliography and links to online resources including ACIP e-text, TBRC scanned page images, Sanskrit e-text (GRETIL) and manuscripts, Chinese parallel texts (SAT and CBETA), and secondary literature archives (such as J-STOR, J-STAGE, CiNII, etc.).

More information is availble in the "About" page of the database website:

If you are unfamiliar with the database, I would encourage you to explore the resource at:

Although much work remains to be done in expanding the features and content of the BCRD, if you find the resource useful, please consider submiting a vote in support of the database for the award, at:

(The vote submission link can be found at the bottom of the page at the URL above.)

Thank you,

Paul Hackett
Dept. Religion
Columbia University