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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.

17 February 2006

South Asia Microform Project (SAMP)


Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Chicago, IL, US

"The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) is a cooperative program that seeks to acquire and maintain a readily accessible collection of unique materials in microform related to the study of South Asia. Materials are collected both through the filming efforts of the project and through the purchase of positive copies of materials filmed by other groups, institutions and companies. SAMP strives to cooperate with libraries and archives worldwide in preserving unique or endangered materials for the study of South Asia. Created in 1967 and affiliated with the Association for Asian Studies [www.aasianst.org], the subscribing members of SAMP acquire and maintain materials from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives in microform. To provide convenient access to subscribers, the collection is housed and administered by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The Collection Since its inauguration [n 1967 - ed.] SAMP has acquired or filmed more than 23,000 scholarly publications, newspapers, and government documents. Cooperation with national archives and libraries such as the British Library (particularly the Oriental and India Office Collections from the former India Office Library), the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, and the Library of Congress Field Offices in South Asia has assisted in the collection of a diverse range of texts in microform including: reports from the British East India Company, journals from scholarly societies, personal papers of researchers, pamphlets, and posters. [...] In 1990 a special project began to microfilm the 55,000 books in the twenty-two languages found in the Sahitya Akademi's The National Bibliography of Indian Literature, 1901-1953 but rarely held by North American libraries."

Site contents:
* News (Recent Meetings, Announcements, New Proposals, Proposals Guidelines); * Collections (Current Projects, Guide to Collections, Holdings List [All of SAMP's cataloged holdings are recorded in the OCLC database and in CRL online public access catalog); * Membership information; * Related Projects.


Internet Archive

Link reported by:
Raymond Lum (rlum--at--fas.harvard.edu)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Corporate Info./Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000 - under 300
- under 100 - under 30]: under 100

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com