Om: One God Universal: Read and Realize (a select bibliography)
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When this project found it's way to me last September, it was in a very muddled state. The research was done, hundreds of records had been retrieved from OCLC and Library of Congress on the subject of Indian Philosophy, Vedanta specifically. Unfortunately, in the process of organizing the records using a specifically created database, very pertinent information (i.e. publishers, year of publication, etc.) was lost from many of the records. The database also failed to correctly alphabetize the entire bibliography. This was possibly due to an inability of the computer to correctly interpret the Indian language diacritical marks. The two major hindrances to my completing this project were my unfamiliarity with the Indian language and lack of sufficient time. After some time of struggling with the language barrier, it was decided that we would create this particular bibliography using only those titles that were written in the English language or those that had been translated into English. Using the accession numbers of the records, I was able to access those with missing information through the OCLC FirstSearch and Library of Congress databases. The process was time consuming, but not difficult. If I had more time to devote, the project would have been completed much earlier. My job was to edit this bibliography with the eye of a librarian and I feel satisfied with the results. The records now contain any missing information in the correct place and the bibliography is finally in true alphabetical order.