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Digital Library of Lao Manuscripts (DLLM)

The Digital Library of Lao Manuscripts (DLLM) makes images of about 13,000 texts from throughout Laos accessible for study. Collaborating institutions are the National Library of Laos, the University of Passau, and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The first version of the DLLM database and website was launched in September 2009. This new version presents the manuscripts using iiif technology and an interface that allows for suggestions for additional or corrections of metadata.

Note: Enter your search term into the search slot above either in transcription or in original script to produce a list of search results. Drill down the result list by selecting one or more filter terms displayed in the column on the left on the result page. Currently Lao and transcribed/English terms are shown together in the filter selection; display of metadata can be switched between transliterated/English by using the pull-down menue above.

For more materials concerning this collection such as photographs, audio documents, videos, the DLLM newsletter, a bibliography, glossary etc. please refer to this page.