Keep Wisdom Alive
Preserve an Endangered Text at the National Library of Mongolia
Keep Wisdom Alive
The National Library of Mongolia is a cultural heritage treasure of Asian wisdom literature. The collection itself, and the contents within, represent a national cultural heritage. We have an exciting window of opportunity to preserve this treasure and make it widely available to the Mongolian people, and to the world. Preserving an endangered text at the National Library of Mongolia, keeps wisdom alive.
The Treasure House of the National Library of Mongolia
The National Library contains 41,000 volumes of precious manuscripts. With one scanning station, we can scan 500 volumes in one year. With 4 stations currently ramping up to 16 stations by year three, it will take six years to complete the entire collection, starting in 2019. We have a very willing administration that is eager for us to complete the project over the next six years. It is very important to meet this window of opportunity while we can, because political and social changes can affect our access over the longer term.
$466,000 per year covers direct project costs for computer and scanning equipment, office expenses and local staffing. $200,000 per year covers technical assistance, including professional staff time and international travel for ACIP home office staff based in Sedona, AZ USA. Total project costs, therefore, are $666,000 per year. With 41,000 volumes to be preserved over the next six years, it costs $100 to preserve a single volume. 20% processing and transaction costs brings the total cost to $120 to preserve one volume.
Our cultural preservation work has very concrete outcomes. Our campaign strategy is to connect individual people with individual volumes of manuscripts and block prints. If donors have a personal connection to actual manuscripts, it will make our preservation effort more transparent.
There are different levels of donations: text and collection donations. Text Donors can make a one-time gift to preserve one text volume, and Collection Donors can make a one-time gift to preserve 108 volumes.
- Preserve a Text – $120 preserves one text volume.
- Preserve a Collection – $12,000 preserves 108 volumes.
- Wisdom Keeper – significant donations of $50,000 and above, please contact the Executive Director, John Brady.
Please visit our donation gateway to preserve an endangered text.
The donor’s name will be entered into the cataloging record and shown on the National Library of Mongolia website, the ACIP and BDRC website. It is traditional to acknowledge the donor’s name as a display of gratitude for their generosity.
ACIP would like to acknowledge the generosity of the following donors
彭姵甄, PENG PEI-CHEN
歐瑋真, WEI-CHEN OU
林啟旭, CHI-HSU ,LIN
Taiwan Association of Volunteering Angel
張沛緁, ZHANG, PEI-JIE
黃欣茹, Hsin-Ju Huang
林以婕, Yi-jie Lin
Alex Cheok Lun Hua
朱愛琪 朱宗榮 黃雅淑
Hsingju, Julia, Tseng
Lei Chao Ming