Preservation of Osor's rare book collection through digitisation (EAP1517)

Aims and objectives

The target material is the surviving private collection of uniquely rare books in the traditional Mongolian script held by Mr. Bat-Ochir Osor, who was one of the nation's prominent educators and Mongolian language promoters of mid 20th century modern Mongolia.

His collection comprises exceptionally rare books printed in the traditional Mongolian script in the 1920s through to the 1940s, before Mongolia was forcefully shifted to Russian Cyrillic in the 1940s. 

Most of the material is nowhere to be found in Mongolia or represents the few surviving copies of respective documents of cultural, historical and research importance locally and internationally.