Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya
Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP) was established in 1955 with the objective to collect and preserve resources in the Nepali language,
as well as manuscripts, photographs, audio-visual materials and other artifacts of national, historical and cultural significance. A non-profit making library & archive, MPP is committed to use its holdings to promote research, and spread knowledge on Nepal through publications, online presence, exhibitions and outreach.
Madan Puraskar Pustakalya (MPP) has a unique collection of monographs, periodicals and ephemera that reflects culture, history, literature, as well as other aspects of the Nepalese society. With half a century of dedicated collecting, the MPP collection has grown to be the largest of its kind anywhere.
Over the past year, the bibliographic services unit has been continuing the work of retrospective conversion of bibliographic records into MARC 21. Since January 2010, it has also successfully customized some modules of Koha , (Open Source Integrated Library System), with plans to
Preservation and conservation
Some of the materials in our collection are old and fragile, making them too vulnerable to be employed for service. MPP is conscious on the need to apply safeguarding measures over such collections. Our staffs have been trained on safe handling of materials, as well as other basic conservation practices, like paper conservation and hardcover binding. Preservation treatments are also regularly applied to the damaged materials.
News & Updates
मदन पुरस्कार: दमिनी भीर(लेखक: श्री राजन मुकारुङ)
Through the public programs, we try to enhance access to MPP collections, attract more audience, and try to strengthen our bond with the community. The range of public programs includes exhibitions, workshops, and other outreach efforts, including the MPP website.
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