* tmc * in patientia vestra habetis animam vestram * tmc *

Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

21 January 2011

The Electronic Anthropologist: on sources of information, strategies, techniques and timing of online research [A Farewell Gift]

21 Jan 2011

www.ciolek.com - Asia Pacific Research Online, Canberra, Australia.

"With 5,869 reviews of the Asian Studies internet resources successfully dispatched, the time has come to say goodbyes -

(1) So, thank you, all my 9,260 wonderful online- and off-line collaborators, colleagues and friends.
(2) It was your steadfast love of information that has sparked and guided my electronic labours.
(3) Now I take my egret-plumed hat off, and lower it to the flagstones with a mighty sweep.
(4) I bow to You All most deeply. I promise to answer (alas, inevitably with a delay) all your private messages that have reached me in these last days. I bow to You again and present a compact, 43KB, parting gift (below). Have fun with it, if/when so inclined.

(5) Now, My Unforgettable Monitorians, au revoir: I am signing off for good - tmc."

"Information of relevance and value to social scientists is scattered - as individual items as well as clusters and collections - across three vast and vastly different habitats of knowledge. The first of them is formed by the overlapping networks of interconnected, data-swapping computers. There the information is stored as electronic bits. The second habitat is a great planetary labyrinth of interacting and competing museums, archives, and libraries. This is the physical world where information is stored as tangible objects - books, manuscripts, microfilms, artifacts - and kept on shelves, or in vaults. Finally, there is the boundless archipelago of groups and clusters of people themselves. Researchers, experts, archivists, journalists, court-clerks, shamans, interested laymen, students, librarians, managers, and so forth form the third habitat of knowledge. There the information is stored in biological form, either etched in the memories of people, or created by them afresh.
This article is concerned with research uses of the first of those three informational environments, that is, with quests for digital pointers and digital contents that are available via the Internet. It represents an abridged extract from an extensive 2009 work [approx. 145KB] entitled 'The logistics of effective online information seeking,' a research paper with a number of technical appendices, now available online at http://www.ciolek.com/PAPERS/logistics-of-online-information-seeking.html address.

[The article evaluates] methods of electronic investigation that people can undertake within the domain of the Internet. Therefore, the questions posed by this paper are not 'what are the best ways to obtain information online?', or 'what are the best sources of electronic information?', but rather - 'under what methodological circumstances is our online research most likely to succeed?' So it is not an enumeration of tools and opportunities, but rather a meta-assessment of these."

Site contents:
1. Introduction
(# The habitats of scholarly information, # Earlier studies of information-seeking practices);

2. Internet, The Electronic Environment of Information
["Two things about the Internet, the electronic environment of information, are immediately apparent to any observer: its dire lack of organization and its enormous physical size. The Internet is a highly unpredictable and confused place, and the materials it carries are of very uneven quality."];

3. The Logistics of Online Information Seeking
(# The First Logistical Element: Research Strategy [Confirm, Link, Deliver, Chase, Form, Match, Explore, Mull], # The Second Logistical Element: Online Resources [Databases, Search engines, Online directories, Repositories, "Flowing" websites, "Frozen" websites, Collaborative environments, Gatherings, Feeds], # The Third Logistical Element: Work Schedules [Urgent, Standard, Long-term], # The Fourth Logistical Element: Data-Gathering Techniques [Ask, Query, Search, Browse, Track, Comb, Monitor, Collect input, Trigger input, Invite input]);

4. Six Constraints of Information Seeking
["None of the above four logistical aspects of online research - the strategies, online resources, work schedules, and data-gathering techniques - ever occurs alone. On the contrary - they always work in concert, as a dynamic system. Together they form six unique combinations, in some of which these variables seem to 'work together especially well', that is, when they appear to be supportive of each other, and appear (in the experience of this author) to be productive."];

5. Conclusions
["[W]hile at the surface level the Internet appears to be defined mostly by our interactions with the disembodied, cold-headed technology, ultimately the full research value of the Net is best realised through multifaceted intellectual relationships that we can form with other human beings that are contactable online. Seen from this point of view, the modern Internet becomes a virtual bridge which links the three habitats of information. Firstly, the Internet almost instantaneously connects the researcher with the online containers of digital information he or she seeks. Secondly, it spans the gap between a researcher and the pointers to the masses of analogue data preserved in libraries, archives, historical monuments, and museums. Thirdly, the Net is a superb tool for the closure of the gap between a researcher and the wealth of skills and wisdom of his or her colleagues, no matter who they are, and where they work."];

6. Acknowledgments;

7. Bibliography [43 specialist publications from the years 1995-2008, including online research notes of that mysterious, motley and seminal man himself, Francesco Vianello, aka Fjalar Ravia (1952-2009)].

URL http://www.ciolek.com/PAPERS/e-anthropologist.html

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

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The Ricksha Arts of Bangladesh

21 Jan 2011

www.artsricksha.com, USA

"This website is dedicated to celebrating one of Bangladesh's unique popular arts, the paintings and decorations on the three-wheeled cycle ricksha -- or "rickshaw", as spelled in English dictionaries. This site is based on my anthropological field visits to Bangladesh between 1975 and 1998, when I traveled about, took photos, and interviewed people. Ricksha arts cannot be assigned to any static "genre". They are popular as opposed to "fine" arts. They appropriate multiple forms which include folklore, classical art elements, and commercial forms. They also reflect the economic globalization process, which is occurring all over the world today, in their fascination with movie stars and narratives, with US disco during the seventies, with foreign travel scenes and fancy red sports cars."
Supplied note: "My CD-ROM, titled 'Transports of Delight. The Ricksha Arts of Bangladesh. A CD-ROM' was published earlier this year by Indiana University Press. [...] Joanna Kirkpatrick, [2003], 'Transports of Delight: The Ricksha Arts of Bangladesh' (CD-ROM) CD-ROM 0-253-34148-5
A colorful multimedia exploration of folk art, culture, and religion [with] more than 1,000 brilliantly colored photographs, videos, music, and text. - jk."

Site contents:
* Map [Regions and Ricksha Art Styles];
* Views;
* CD-ROM [System requirements: PC system with display set for 16 bit color at 800x600 resolution, 4x or better CD-ROM drive, Apple QuickTime 4 or better, Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher. Video segments require Pentium II Processor. Mac computers with Windows can run this CDR];
* Image Gallery (Old Indian Decorated Conveyance -- the Palki, or Palanquin, Dhaka, Rajshahi, Chittagong, Pabna, Artists and Mistris, ## Poster Prints, Dhaka, 1998: 142nd Birthday of Tagore, Bangladesh National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's 104th birth anniversary, ## Conveyance Arts Beyond Bangladesh: Pakistan Trucks, Afghan Truck before 1976, Hongkong Rickshaws, Japanese Rickshaws, Haitian Tap Taps, Philippines jeepneys, Kerala, India, Truck Arts, India Conveyances, various, Japanese Truck Art, Jakarta, Indonesia -- cycle rickshas or becaks, Durban Rickshas -- South Africa);
* Readings [incl. the 53KB strong 'Selected Bibliography on Ricksha Arts and Related Studies' - ed.];
* Links.

[Both a specialist virtual library and a feast for the eyes - ed.]

URL http://www.artsricksha.com

[Earlier versions:
Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.webpak.net/~ricksha/index.htm
Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.ricksha.org - ed.]

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the www.artsricksha.com was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Joanna Kirkpatrick (jkirk--at--spro.net)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Documents/Study/Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:

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20 January 2011

Trade Routes Resources Blog [an electronic notebook]

20 Jan 2010

www.ciolek.com - Asia Pacific Research Online, Canberra, Australia

Supplied note:
"The blog 'Trade Routes Resources' has been constructed in Nov 2005. It started its existence as a test of efficacy of blogs as shared electronic notebooks. Since then I can wholeheartedly confirm that a public blog with a disabled comments' section [to protect it from inanities of 'idiots electroniques sans frontieres'] is indeed a handy and reliable data-management tool. Such an online device, used as a one- or a multi-person tool, keeps a good track of scores of randomly collected notes, formats them consistently, stores images and hyperlinks, and retrieves half-forgotten scribbles with zest. Moreover, it effortlessly shares all those notes with other potentially interested readers - tmc."

"A collection of online resources of use to dromography, or the comparative study of organisation, history, geography, and logistics of movement, transportation and communication networks. This site is a part of the Old World Traditional Trade Routes (OWTRAD) Project (www.ciolek.com/owtrad.html)."

Site contents:
* Recent Posts
(# Crossroads - Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World [New E-journal] Jan/11/2011; # Journal of Asian History on Trade in/with Asia Nov/25/2010; # Strabo Route as a Part of the Great Silk Road Jul/5/2010; # Tang Shipwreck [from the Maritime Silk Route] Jul/1/2010; # Trade networks in the Inner-East-Southeast Asian borderlands Jun/23/2010; # Piracy and trade on the western coast of India (AD 1-250) Jun/17/2010; # Dutch Slavery and Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean in the Seventeenth Century Jun/1/2010; # Application of Geo-Informatics to the Study of the Royal Road from Angkor to Phimai May/31/2010; # Islam and Tibet: Cultural Interactions along the Musk Routes Apr/20/2010; # BOOK: Casale, G. 2010. The Ottoman Age of Exploration. Oxford U. Press USA. Apr/16/2010; # Networks of Trade in the Caucasus, 1750-1925 Apr/15/2010; # [Online] Publications on Indo-Portuguese History and Culture Apr/1Feb/2010; # The Silk Road e-journal Jan/Feb/18/2009; # The Asian Spice/Ceramics Trade in Pre-European Era. Dec/7/2009; # Marine Insurance in the Late Middle Ages Dec/6/2009; # Via Egnatia: An Ancient Roman Road Through The Balkans Nov/6/2009; # Kitab - History and Culture of Southern Uzbekistan Aug/31/2009; # Charles Wheeler, "A Maritime Logic to Vietnamese History? Littoral Society in Hoi An's Trading World c.1550-1830." Jul/23/2009; # The Virtual Encyclopaedia of Portuguese Expansion / A Enciclopedia Virtual da Expansao Portuguesa Jun/3/2009; # Inde-Asie centrale : routes du commerce et des idees May/12/2009; # Maharashtra District and State Gazetteers, India Mar/31/2009; # Silk Road, Cotton Road or . . . Indo-Chinese Trade in Pre-European Times Jan/16/2009; # The Great [China-Russia 19th c.] Tea Route Jan/15/2009; # Discussion group "Amber Road" Dec/1/2008; # Baltic Connections 1450-1800 Oct/30/2008; # Trade Routes: four new references Oct/21/2008; # Trading Places - the East India Company and Asia 1600-1834 Oct/13/2008; # The export trade in silk and brocade during the Ming dynasty Oct/8/2008; # Tibet's tea trade with Szechuan and other regions in the Ch'ing dynasty Oct/8/2008; # 4 books on Trade and Trade Routes in Ancient India Sep/26/2008; # History of Postal Communications in India Sep/26/2008; # Historic Camel Photos Sep/16/2008; # The Economics of Inland Transport in in Late Medieval Bavaria Aug/28/2008; # Indo-Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries, 1400 -- 1800 Aug/7/2008; # Routing the Commodities of Empire through Sikkim (1817-1906) Aug/6/2008; # Army Logistics - A Short History Aug/2/2008; # Dutch Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean in the 17th c. Jun/19/2008; # Centro de Historia de Alem-Mar / The Centre for Overseas History (CHAM) May/27/2008; # [Electronic] Historical Atlas of South India May/3/2008; # Georeferenced locations of historical Chinese and Japanese temples Apr/22/2008; # Spice Ports: The Nutmeg and Pepper Trade [bibliography] Mar/31/2008; # Ports of the Arabian Peninsula : a guide to the literature Mar/31/2008; # Arabian Trade and Pilgrimage Routes - 2003 lectures Mar/31/2008; # Transportation Modes, Costs and Infrastructure in the 17th c. Mar/24/2008; # Trade Routes and Distances by Existing Lines and by the Panama Canal Authority [map] Mar/24/2008; # Islamic Region: Major Trade Routes from 10th to 15th century Mar/24/2008; # India - District Gazetteer - Nasik District: Trade Routes Mar/24/2008; # Ecology and Empire Along the Ancient Silk Roads Mar/24/2008; # Tea-Horse Road, or Cha Ma Gu Dao Mar/24/2008; # The ancient city of Gerha = Qariyat Al-Fau Feb/20/2008; # Amber Routes Feb/16/2008; # Jorvik's (York's) possible Trade Routes beyond the British Isles. Feb/15/2008; # Miscellaneous articles on routes in Central Asia Feb/2010/2008; # 19th c. trade between Sudan and Egypt Jan/11/2008; # Introduction to Kharga Oasis [Arab slave trade] Jan/2010/2008; # The Darb el-Arbein - The Forty Days Road [Arab slave trade] Jan/2010/2008; # Riding the Forty Days' Road [Arab slave trade] Jan/9/2008; # The Cistercian Way [of Pilgrimage] [monasteries, pilgrimage, Wales] Jan/8/2008).

* Monthly Archives
(Feb 2002 [= the blog also stores several notes collected prior to its launch in Nov 2005] - Jan 2011).
* Search this blog.

URL http://trade-routes-resources.blogspot.com/

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site is not archived by web.archive.org]

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library - NGO - other]:
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Asianart.com - The on-line journal for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia

20 Jan 2011

Asianart.com, Santa Fe, NM, USA / Kathmandu, Nepal.

"Asian Arts, the on-line journal for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia. [The site, est. early 1996, is an official Associate of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library, http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html - ed.].
Asianart.com is dedicated to all aspects of Asian art. It is our ambition to offer a forum for scholars, museums and commercial galleries. We display highlights of exhibitions in public and private institutions and galleries; present new discoveries by scholars and connoisseurs; and, by providing space for private galleries to present their works, offer the visitor a selection of fine Asian art worldwide. [...]
We welcome and encourage color photographs in material submitted for publication. We also welcome letters and requests for information from scholars visiting the site. [...] Please feel free to post letters on any subject; we particularly welcome enquiries with photos of objects you wish to have more information on. [...]

# Ian Alsop, editor; # Sameer Tuladhar, Production Manager; # Michael Farrell, Assistant editor, Business Manager; # Jane Casey Singer, advisor, Arts of Tibet; # Lobsang Lhalungpa, editor, Tibetan culture and language."

Site contents:
* Site Index;
* Message Board
(Incl.: ## Group of Chinese paintings - help w/ Period & ID - Tim - Jan 18, 2011; ## Iron chinese bowl - zevach - Jan 18, 2011; ## Help identifying artist - Scurvy - Jan 18, 2011; ## Chinese Four Seasons Jar - Help w/ period / style - Tim - Jan 16, 2011; # Re: Chinese Four Seasons Jar - Help w/ period / style - Bill H - Jan 18, 2011; ## Painting signed CHAT - Charles Lennon - Jan 15, 2011; # Re: Painting signed CHAT - Stan - Jan 16, 2011; ## Chinese Plate With Nonsense Mark - wendy - Jan 15, 2011; # Chinese Plate With Nonsense Mark - wendy - Jan 16, 2011; # Re: Chinese Plate With Nonsense Mark - Bill H - Jan 18, 2011; # Re: Chinese Plate With Nonsense Mark - Arjan - Jan 18, 2011; ## Antique Chinese painting on silk - Paul - Jan 15, 2011; # Antique Chinese painting on silk - rat - Jan 16, 2011; # Antique Chinese painting on silk - Paul - Jan 16, 2011; # Antique Chinese painting on silk - rat - Jan 18, 2011; ## Cloisonne Vase - Susan - Jan 15, 2011; ## Cloisonne Vase - Susan - Jan 15, 2011; # Re: Cloisonne Vase - Bill H - Jan 15, 2011; # Re: Re: Cloisonne Vase - Susan - Jan 15, 2011);

* Subscribe [Subscription to "periodic letters from Asianart.com informing you of major updates."];

* [Sites hosted by asianart.com] Associations
(The British Museum Diploma in Asian Art; Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust; KU Department of Music; Tibet Heritage Fund; The Patan Museum; China Exploration: Research Society; The Shalu Association);

* [Notes by asianart.com] Exhibitions
[by date, most recent first] (# Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet; # The Colours of Silence; # London: The Fall Season 2010; # Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond; # Brussels Oriental Art Fair 2010; # Confucius: His Life and Legacy in Art; # New York: Asia Week 2010; # Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future: Master Ink Painters in 20th--Century China; # Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam & Burma, 1775--1950; # The Ring of Fire; # London: The Fall Season 2009; # Lungta -- The Windhorse; A Painting Exhibition by Maureen Drdak; # Lords of the Samurai; # Brussels Oriental Art Fair 2009; # Tibetan Visions: Contemporary Painting from Tibet; # The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan; # New York: Asia Week 2009; # Marvels of the Malla Period: A Nepalese Renaissance 1200?1603; # London: The Fall Season 2008; # Power and Glory: Court Arts of China's Ming Dynasty; # From the Land of the Gods: Art of the Kathmandu Valley; # Brussels Oriental Art Fair 2008; # Condensation: Five Video Works by Chen Chieh--jen; # Erasing Borders 2008: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora; # Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World 1690--1850; # New York: Asia Week 2008; # Mukti Singh Thapa; # Waves on the Turquoise Lake: Contemporary Expressions of Tibetan Art; # London: The Fall Season 2007; # Wutaishan: Pilgrimage to Five Peak Mountain; # Lhasa Nights; # Brussels Oriental Art Fair 2007; # Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan; # Celebrating the Next Generation of Japanese Bamboo Artists; # Masters of Bamboo; # New York: Asia Week 2007; # Tibetan and Himalayan Portraits: Nomads of Tibet and Bhutan; # Chimera: Paintings and Drawings by Julie Rauer; # London: The Fall Season 2006; # Lhasa Train; # Tibet: Treasures from Tibetan Monasteries; # Brussels Oriental Art Fair 2006; # Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet; # New York: Asia Week 2006; # Myths and Rituals: Myth and ritualism in art from India to China; # London: The Fall Season 2005; # Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India; # Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture; # Cast for Eternity: Bronze Masterworks from India and the Himalayas; # Magic & Mystery in Taos; # Tibetan Portraits; # Brussels Oriental Art Fair 2005; # Providing For the Afterlife: ÔBrilliant Artifacts' From Shandong; # The Kingdom of Siam: The Art of Central Thailand; # New York: Asia Week 2005; # Morning in the Barkhor: Photographs of Tibet; # When Gold Blossoms: Indian Jewelry; # In the Realm of Gods and Kings: Arts of India; # Japanese Season in the Israel Museum; # Splendors of China's Forbidden City; # London: The Fall Season 2004; # Contemporary Painting from Tibet; # Kailas: Manasarovar & Tibet; # Sanyu: l'ecriture du corps; # Sadhus: The Great Renouncers; # Paradise Now? Contemporary Art From the Pacific; # New York: Asia Week 2004; # Goryeo Dynasty: Korea's Age of Enlightenment, 918 to 1392; # body.city -- New Perspectives from India; # London: The Fall Season 2003; # Focus: Asia -- a collection of 19th century photographs; # Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World; # Quiet Beauty; # Recent Works by Zao Wou--Ki at Marlborough New York; # New York: Asia Week 2003; # Window of the Sacred World: Marcel Nies; # Lay Figures, Divine Images: Renzo Freschi; # London: The Fall Season 2002; # Tibet: Mountains and Valleys, Castles and Tents; # Court to Caravan: Chinese Tomb Sculptures; # Tang Haywen: Paths of Ink; # New York: Asia Week 2002; # Desire and Devotion; # Netsuke: from the Toledo Museum; # Khumb Mela 2001; # London: the fall season 2001; # China:One Hundred Treasures; # The Legacy of Absence; # Taoism and The Arts of China; # The Theyyams of Malabar; # South Asian Diaspora in North America; # Peace of Mind -- Marcel Nies; # Behind The Himalayas -- Robert Powell; # Hirado Porcelain of Japan; # Family Ties in Asian Textiles; # Paintings of Ladakh: Simon Pierse; # Sacred Visions: Early Paintings from Central Tibet; # Maitres De L'Encre: masters of ink; # The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet; # An exhibition of Tibetan Calligraphy; # Chang Dai--chien in California; # Earth Door, Sky Door -- Robert Powell; # Survival of the Spirit -- Nancy J. Johnson; # Himalayan Visions -- Philip Sugden; # Treasures of the Chinese Scholar; # Tibet: Tradition and Change; # The Patan Museum; # Janakpur Women's Development Center; # Kathmandu Portfolio + 1.; # The Tharu of the Tarai; # The Splendors of Imperial China; # Guardians of the Sacred Word; # Kathmandu Valley Paintings -- Robert Powell; # Mustang -- Thomas Laird & R. Powell; # Sculpture from a Sacred Realm; # Lhasa Barkhor -- Amina Tirana; # Lao Textiles Revisited -- Carol Cassidy; # Mongolia: The Legacy of Chinggis Khan; # Heavens' Embroidered Cloths; # Early Tibetan Mandalas);

* [Papers hosted by asianart.com] Articles
(# Allinger, Eva: Manuscript from the Yarlung Museum; # Alsop, Ian: Licchavi Caityas of Nepal; # Alsop, Ian: Phagpa Lokes'vara of the Potala; # Alsop, Ian: The Metal Sculpture of the Khasa Mallas; # Bagchee, S: M.F. 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