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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.

22 March 2004

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library Project - 10th Anniversary


Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies,The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Supplied note:"The project, initiated by T. Matthew Ciolek, was launched on the 24th March 1994 to provide expert and trustworthy information about online resources in the field of Asian Studies. In course of the ten years of its uninterrupted online operations, the project has evolved into a world-wide collaborative network of individuals, teams and institutions. In the early 2004 it comprised 42 volunteer editors maintaining a regularly updated, large-scale archipelago of 79 online information modules, so-called 'virtual libraries', specializing in keeping track of online information about a distinct geographical area, or a topic.

[For information about the parallel online Asian Studies' developments in the early 1990s see http://coombs.anu.edu.au/asian-studies-timeline.html - ed.]

The current (March 2004) editors of the Asian Studies WWW VL Project are: * Ann Andrews, RSPAS, The Australian National University, Australia * David Arnott, Online Burma/Myanmar Library, Switzerland * Adil T. Baguirov, University of Southern California, USA * John Ballard, The Australian National University, Australia * Eva Baloch-Kaloianov, Department of Chinese Studies, Vienna University, Austria * Ilko Batakliev, International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Netherlands * Dr Tim Beal, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand * Dr Anthony Bichel, Interactive Central Asia Resource Project (ICARP), USA * Dr John Burton, Independent Scholar, Canberra, Australia * Dr T. Matthew Ciolek, RSPAS, The Australian National University, Australia * Eduardo Contreras, University of Texas, Austin, USA * Michael Cookson, The Australian National University, Australia * Nixi Cura, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, USA * Dr Richard B. Dasher, Stanford University, USA * Robert Y. Eng, University of Redlands, CA, USA * Martin Gieselmann, University of Heidelberg, Germany * Professor John Goulde, Asian Studies Program, Sweet Briar College, USA * Irena M. Goltz, Canberra, Australia. * Dr Rohan Hettiarachchi, University Hospital of Amsterdam (AMC), Netherlands * Maj. Brian Hobbs, www.fivedeck.com, USA/S. Korea * Matthias Kaun, PK. Staatsbliothek zu Berlin, Germany * Hanno Lecher, Leiden University, The Netherlands * Eleanor Lisney, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA * Susan MacDougall, ALIA, Canberra, Australia. * Dr David Magier, Columbia University, USA * Dr Rita Merkle, University of Heidelberg, Germany * George Miller, RSPAS, The Australian National University, Australia * Professor Moo-Young Han, Duke University, USA * Prof. Lynn H. Nelson, Dept. of Medieval History, Kansas University, USA * Len Nadybal, Independent scholar, New York, USA * Sergio A. Paoli, Universidad National de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina * Dr Vincent K Pollard, Asian Studies Program, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Hawaii, USA * Dr Frank Poyas, Australian Studies Network, USA & Australia * Mitch Rice, Mongolia Society, USA * Kevin M. Roddy, Edwin H. Mookini Library, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, USA * Prof. David Rosenberg, Middlebury College, USA * Pao Saykao, Vicnet, Australia * Mahendra B. Shrestha, AMAA Network Consultant, USA * Dr Siu-Leung Lee, InTechTra/Asiawind, USA * Dr Gene R. Thursby, University of Florida, USA * Frank Unlandherm, Columbia University, USA * Nelson Wong, Malaysia
Also, in the past, various sections and sub-sections of the AS WWW VL were edited and developed by: * R Chiang, Tung Nan Junior College of Technology (TNJC), Taiwan * Dr Kamal R. Adhikary, University of Texas, Austin, USA * Abdulrakhim Aitbayev, Colorado School of Mines, USA * Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho, University of Coimbra, Portugal * Dr Afelonne Doek, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands * Tobias Grote-Beverborg, University of Cologne, Germany * Adam Hanieh, Birzeit University, West Bank, Israel * Joe Hsu, Tung Nan Junior College of Technology (TNJC), Taipei, Taiwan * Antonio M. L. Inacio, MacauNET Limited, Macau * Dr Michael Laffan, The Australian National University, Australia * 'Alopi Latukefu, The Australian National University, Australia * Burton Lee, Stanford University, USA * W. W. Looi, AsianMall & Asian Buying Consortium, USA * Suzanne McMahon, University of California, Berkeley, USA * Laurel Mittenthal, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, USA * Natsuko Nogi, Stanford University, USA * Nigel Parry, Birzeit University, West Bank, Israel * Colin Rundle The Australian National University, Australia * Samvel Stepanian, Armenian Internet Company (ARMINCO), Armenia * Trin Tantsetthi, National Electronics & Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand * Monica Wehner, The Australian National University, Australia * Vern Weitzel, The Australian National University, Australia * Dr Eberhard Wenzel, Griffith University, Australia * Prof. Rihito Yamamura, Hokkaido University, Japan * Sany Zakharia, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, USA * David Zlotchenko, The University of Tennessee, USA

[Please note that additional volunteer editors are always warmly invited to join the Asian Studies WWW VL project - ed.]
The cataloging and networking tasks of the Asian Studies WWW VL strongly benefit from by cooperation and exchange of information with 19 independent web-projects [http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVLAsian/VLAssociates.html] which publish world-class information resources relevant to Asian Studies research and teaching.

An important component part of the Asian Studies WWW VL Project is its electronic journal (est. 21st April 1994), The Asian Studies WWW Monitor [ISSN 1329-9778] (http://coombs.anu.edu.au/asia-www-monitor.html), with a readership (in March 2004) of approx. 3700 people from 80 countries from all parts of the world. Subscribers to the AS WWW Monitor email edition keep their email boxes at: commercial organisations (65%), universities (20%), NGO (12%), government organisations (2%), and military establishments (1%).

On 22 Mar 2004 - the Asian Studies WWW VL site had a google rank (www.google.com) #1 out of 4,320,000 'asian studies' web pages available on the Net. - tmc."


Internet Archive

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T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek@coombs.anu.edu.au)

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Please note that the above details were correct on 17 October 2005. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com