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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.

16 February 2007

International Dunhuang Project (IDP) - Educational Links


16 Feb 2007

International Dunhuang Project (IDP) - Educational Links

International Dunhuang Project, British Library, London, UK.

Self description: "The International Dunhuang Project IDP is a ground-breaking international collaboration based at the British Library to make information and images of more than 100,000 manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and other Silk Road sites freely available. [...] The high quality colour images and historically accurate information are searchable on the IDP DATABASE. Items are shown in context, with bibliographies, maps, photographs, site plans and other information relating to their provenance, history and present condition. This gives the scholar, the student and the layman a unique insight into Silk Road life during the first millennium AD."

Site contents [in the Educational Links section]:
* Dunhuang and the Silk Road; * Buddhism; * Tibetan/Nepalese Art & Manuscripts; * E-Learning; * Travel; * Scripts & Languages; * Technical links (Digitisation, Metadata, Colour Management, Infrared Photography).

The IDP site also provides links to the following site sections: * About IDP (People, Funding, Activities, IDP Newsletter, Publications); * Collections (British, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Other); * Technical (Infrastructure, Resources, Links); * Archives (IDP Newsletter; IDP papers; IDP Timeline; IDP Web); * Site Map; * Contact IDP; * Search (IDP Database, Advanced Search, Bibliography Search) * Catalogs [of the Silk Roads manuscripts] * Maps.

URL http://idp.bl.uk/4DCGI/pages/education_links.a4d

Internet Archive (www.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)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Online guide
* Publisher [academic - business - government - 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 30

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