The Bibliographic Database: Cultural History of the Western Himalaya and Adjacent Areas (BibDB) consists of more than 7800 indexed bibliographic references focusing on the westernmost zone of the Himalayan region. Starting as a simple catalogue on paper cards by emer. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Deborah Klimburg-Salter in the 70s, it has been transformed into a local digital database of references and extended with the participation of various scholars. In the course of the FWF financed National Research Network (NFN) The Cultural History of the Western Himalaya (2006-2013) the BibDB was made publicly available as an online resource.