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Re: theos-talk Re: Digitization offer

Apr 03, 2011 06:19 AM
by MKR

Thanks for the info. I am glad to know that a scanner was donated to Adyar.
Todate there ws no mention of this anywhere. One wonders what is being done
with the scanner.  It is time that with this scanner as well as Anand's
mention of an offer  to provide scanning help, Adyar or Varanasi can launch
on some specific projects that would help not only long time preservation of
valuable material but also make them available to everyone around the world.

Let us hope we hear from somebody soon.

In addition to the above, I think that if there are collections available in
other private or  lodge sources, projects by committed thesoophists is
likely to become a reality than waiting for organizations to deal with the

Such inactivity in the digitization also has the detrimental effect of other
private collections not being deposited with TS organizations and they
ending up with public libraries which at least would be open for
digitization efforts  sponsored by individuals, in addition to not being
sensored using some excuse or the other (occult or non occult). I hope
digitization is understood by organizational leaders and take advantage of
offers from interested individuals.


On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Konstantin Zaitzev <>wrote:

> --- In, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> > It has come to my attention that some time back, in India, there
> > was an offer from a theosophist in India to provide state of
> > art scanning equipment as well as a diesel generator ...
> > to enable scanning of important material which are in
> > custody of the Indian Section as well as Adyar.
> > For whatever reason, there has been no response even though months
> > have elapsed. This shocked me.
> As the electronic bulletin of TS in Ukraine "Svitoch" writes, "The charity
> actions also were done. The scanner was donated to Adyar Library, to give it
> a possibility to create an electronic archive and save those library
> rarities which detoriate and can soon perish forever".
> From the abovesaid I conclude that before the last December the library had
> no scanner!

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