UPDATE ON COLLECTED WORKS PROJECT
Work on the Collected Works project (for full description see Projects > Collected Works) is progressing well. We started in January 2004 with four Tibetan scholars working on forty volumes by the Fifth Lelung Rinpoche. The scholars have gone through all the digitised volumes three times to compare them with the originals.
First, one scholar reads the original text as another scholar reads the digitised text on the computer. They go through letter by letter to input or delete, making corrections to any letters or sentences that may be missing or duplicated. Second, they print out the volume and check both spelling and grammar by marking mistakes with a red pen. When this is done, other scholars look through it and make the necessary changes in the digitised versions. Third, the scholars go through the text again even more thoroughly, referring to other relevant texts or old and new dictionaries if necessary. They mark up the printed versions in red pen and their colleagues review it and make the necessary changes in the digitised texts.
At the moment, we have completed this process for all 35 volumes. The remaining five volumes must still be gone through for a second and third check, which will likely take a few more months. Finally, before these volumes are sent to the publishers, the present Lelung Rinpoche and a very experienced scholar need to go though all forty volumes again. That means a huge demand upon their time.
The Lelung Literature Preservation Centre workers are being supported during these years of hard work by friends from Ruislip Lelung Dharma Centre the UK and friends from Taiwanese Dharma Study Group in Taipei. Lelung Rinpoche very much appreciates the support that these groups have given him and he is making dedication prayers for the groups' happiness and all sentient beings through this enormous and virtuous project. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.