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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.

27 March 2008

Online Burma/Myanmar Library


27 Mar 2008

Burma Peace Foundation, Mae Sot,Thailand

Supplied note:
"Just a note to say that the Online Burma/Myanmar Library is doing well,. It now has about 17,000 documents, with a number of unique archives and material I have scanned or was given by the authors. There is now a full-text search installed,, alongside the database search, and we get about 30,000 hits a day. I have finally managed to get the alternate URL http://www.myanmarlibrary.org working. In the next few weeks I will make links to some of the Google books (full view) on Burma. http://books.google.com - da."

"The Online Burma/Myanmar Library [est. Oct 2001] is a database which functions as an annotated, classified and hyperlinked index to full texts of individual Burma documents on the Internet. It also houses a growing collection of articles, conference papers, theses, books, reports, archives and directories on-site (e.g. the 17MB archive of the Burma Press Summary)."

Site contents:
* Introduction; * Structural Overview; * What's New; * Full-Text Search; * Database Search; * Feedback;
* Main Library (by subject): Activism (groups from Burma, solidarity groups, campaigns, publications); Anthropology; Archaeology; Aung San Suu Kyi; Chao-Tzang Yawnghwe - various writings, photos etc.; Children; Civil Society; Civil War; Communications; Development; Dialogue/Transition; Drugs; Economy; Education; Environment; Foreign Relations; Funding; Geography; Health; History; Human Rights; Internal Displacement/Forced Migration; International Assistance to Burma; International Labour Organisation (ILO); Labour issues; Languages of Burma; Law and Constitution (including the National Convention); Migration; Military (Tatmadaw) and police; Non-Burman ethnic groups; Palaeontology; Politics and Government; Publications, ministries, embassies and other SPDC-related sites; Refugees; Regional Co-operation; Social studies; Society and Culture; Statelessness; States and Divisions of Burma; Tourism; Trafficking; Unclassified; United Nations System; Women;
* Reading Room (by source): Abstracts, bibliographies, scholarly journals, libraries, institutes, universities, other research tools; Archives hosted by OBL; Bibliographies of individual Burma/Myanmar scholars; Blogs; Book Reviews and Announcements; Broadcast media; Burma news; Burma News (archived); Burma newsletters, periodicals and news archives; Burma portals; Burmese Community sites; Burmese-language news sources; Conferences/seminars etc.; Discussion Groups; Electronic Newspapers; Films, videos, photographs and other images of Burma; General information, profiles, statistics; Major online locations of reports and articles on Burma; Maps; Multilingual resources; Online sale of books, CDs, magazines etc.; Print and broadcast media produced by the SLORC/SPDC; Private sector publications produced under censorship restrictions; Search engines;
* Alphabetical list of subjects: Complete list of categories and sub-categories;
* reg.burma archive (1993-2001): [a 220MB archive of the now defunct IGC online conference];
* Burma Press Summary: Complete Text Archive (i.e. minus graphics) of Hugh MacDougall's abstracts of 'The Working People's Daily' and 'The New Light of Myanmar' April 1987 to December 1996. Many full texts of speeches, laws etc.
* Notice Board (incl. The Learning Landscape: Adult learning in seven refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese border - Zoa Refugee Care, GANFYD, Human Rights Council - 7th Session: Report by the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar - update - United Nations A/HRC/7/24, Human Rights Council - 7th Session: Report of the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar (United Nations A/HRC/7/18, Human Rights Council -- 7th Session: Oral statement by the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar - United Nations).

[The Online Burma/Myanmar Library is a part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library (http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html) - ed.]

URL http://burmalibrary.org/

Internet Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://burmalibrary.org/

Link reported by: David Arnott (darnott--at--iprolink.ch)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
News/Documents/Study/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 3,000 [in fact - 1,080 links]

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