For over 20 years, The Asian Classics Input Project has been locating, cataloging, digitally preserving, and disseminating the precious collections of ancient Tibetan and Sanskrit literature. These invaluable texts hold the philosophical, cultural, and religious heritage of endangered Asian cultures dating back more than 2,500 years. It is a race against time, as countless books have been lost over the generations and many of the books that do remain are dangerously fragile, held in politically precarious hands, or otherwise inaccessible.
We travel the globe searching for surviving texts in libraries, monasteries and private collections. We then catalogue their location and contents; scan digital images of them; and manually key them, creating etext at the data entry centers that we've established throughout Asia. These digitized materials are then made available, free of charge, to scholars, translators, teachers, and practitioners worldwide.