This is the database "KOHD Digital" of the research project Union Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts in Germany (KOHD) of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Since 2016 onwards, the Union Catalogue Project is recording the descriptions of manuscripts in Old Turkish, Arabic, Dravidian, Khmer, Persian, Sanskrit and Tibetan in this database which are owned by the following institutions:
Bavarian State Library,
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities,
The Asian Art Museum - Berlin State Museums,
Göttingen State and University Library,
Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage,
Hamburg State and University Library,
Municipal Scientific Library Mainz.
In addition to the database cataloguing, printed catalogues as well as studies dealing with specific manuscripts are being published in the publication series Verzeichnis der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland (VOHD). The manuscripts recorded in these printed volumes are usually not described additionally in the database. The Coptic manuscripts of the German collections are catalogued in the database "KOHD Coptica". which is compatible with other papyrological databases. Further information on the KOHD project and its workgroups as well as an overview of the publication series VOHD can be found on the KOHD website.