National Archives, Kathmandu
The National Archives, Kathmandu hosts the microfilm collections created by the Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project (NGMPP, 1970-2001). (The other host is the Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, where copies are only issued to scholars of German nationality because of the Nepal-German contract terms.)
In 2003, the successor Nepal-German Manuscript Cataloguing Project (NGMCP, 2002-2014) published printed handlists of the index cards that were prepared during the filming process of the NGMPP:
- Preliminary List of Manuscripts, Blockprints and Historical Documents Microfilmed by the NGMPP, Part 1 (excluding Tibetan Material and Historical Documents) (Hamburg, 2003).
- Preliminary List of Manuscripts, Blockprints and Historical Documents Microfilmed by the NGMPP, Part 2: Tibetan Material (Release 1) (Hamburg, 2003).
Some more details of these volumes are given at the NGMCP website.
Subsequently, these short entries were converted into,
- two online short-title catalogues, one of Indic materials and one of Tibetan materials
- a descriptive catalogue of Indic manuscripts presented through a Wiki interface. This catalogue presented significantly enriched descriptive cataloguing metadata provided over the years of the NGMCP project.
These resources are available at the NGMCP search website.
A database based on the short-title catalogues is also hosted at the NAK. (Some diacritical marks are encoded in non-standard ways, making searching erratic.)