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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.

01 September 2006

Digital Silk Roads Project (DSR)


01 Sep 2006

National Institute of Informatics (NII), The Toyo Bunko, Tokyo, Japan

"Digital Silk Roads Project is a research project for creating digital archives based on collaboration between informatics and humanities."

Site contents:
* Digital Silk Roads: Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books (dsr.nii.ac.jp/toyobunko/index.html.en); Citadel of Bam, Iran: Keeping Memories and Gathering Information for Post-earthquake Reconstruction; Silkroad Narratives (Discovery of Civilizations of Central Asia, Silk Roads in Rare Books); Digital Silkroad Kids; Silkroad Maps (Historical Map Collection: Serindia -- Vol.5 (1. Thumbnail 2. List of Maps 3. View on Google Earth) Innermost Asia -- Vol.4 (1. Thumbnail) Results of a scientific mission to India and high Asia -- Atlas Part I, Part II (1. Thumbnail); Geographical Search: (Map Search - Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books Silkroad GIS [in preparation]); Gazetteer (Digital Silk Roads Gazetteer [Google Earth])); Silkroad Terms; Silk Roads in Photographs; NII Imaginary Museum DSR;
* Overview: About the Project; Portal Sites at NII; Sub Projects; Publications and Others; Project Members; Support;
* Symposium: Nara Symposium [December 10 - 12, 2003]; Tokyo Symposium [December 11 -13, 2001].

[A site in JP and EN. Some sectiones are exclusively in JP - ed.]


Internet Archive

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

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Corporate Info.
* 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]: over 3,000 [in fact, 50900]

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