Building on the Mirador Viewer developed by Stanford University, the Ten Thousand Rooms platform allows users to upload images of manuscript, print, inscriptional, and other sources and then organize projects around their transcription, translation, and/or annotation. Both as a workspace for crowd-sourcing core textual research and as a publishing venue for scholarly contributions that are less well suited to conventional book formats, the Ten Thousand Rooms Project aims to establish an international online community committed to making the East Asian textual heritage more accessible to a wider audience.

The Principal Investigators of the Ten Thousand Rooms Project are Tina Lu and Michael Hunter of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Technical development for the project is being carried out by the Web Technologies group of Yale’s Information Technologies Services (ITS).

All users are free to view projects on the site, and registered users are welcome to create their own projects and/or contribute to others’ projects (provided they do not violate the Terms of Use). If you initiate a project, you retain total control over your own project, including the ability to choose and vet project contributors. All original content uploaded to the Ten Thousand Rooms platform is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (for additional information, please see the Terms of Use.)

A brief overview of the project can be found here and here (中文). If you would like to contact the site administrators, you can e-mail us here.