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Development plan

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The following is a tentative road-map to develop the database in the course of fifteen years. Some of the stages may develop simultaneously:

1. Commissioning of curators, and module curations
Organising the photographic collection of R. K. Singh
Optimising the photos for uploading
Insertion of metadata and keywords
Providing titles to the photos
Embedding of Google Street-views
Field tours
2. Re-organising the material wherever necessary
Writing of the captions
Further photography of the monuments
Restructuring the modules, categories, and sub-modules
Field surveys & drafting of fresh or revised ground plans
3.Greater focus on
Ajanta narrative paintings
Ellora
Kanheri
Pitalkhora
Elephanta
Bhaje, Karle, Kondivite, Kondane, etc.
Field surveys & drafting of fresh or revised ground plans
4. Re-organising the material, cave-by-cave, wall to wall, sculpture-to-sculpture, door-to-door, scene-by-scene in a narrative panel
Writing of comprehensive captions
References and critical apparatus
Photo galleries on the sculptures of the various monuments
Field surveys & drafting of fresh or revised ground plans
5.Commissioning and production of the video contents
Field surveys & drafting of fresh or revised ground plans
6.Epigraphy module
Field surveys & drafting of fresh or revised ground plans
7.Bibliographies, citations, and references
Commissioning of articles
Glossary
Encyclopaedic entries on specific topics
Field surveys & drafting of fresh or revised ground plans
8.Metadata & keywords
Search functions
Links
Monitoring/evaluating/organising the user-generated contents
Field surveys & drafting of fresh or revised ground plans
9.Texts: Collection of original narratives texts from Buddhist scriptures in Pali, Sankrit, Chinese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Khotanese, and Tocharian B.: critical editions, translations, links to online resources.
Field surveys & drafting of fresh or revised ground plans
10.Augmented reality for the next 5 years.
Field tours