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Canberra, 21 January 2011.

13 August 2008

AsiaPortal [Nordic Perspectives on Modern Asia]


13 Aug 2008

NIAS Library & Information Centre, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Supplied note:
"The AsiaPortal is a gateway to information on modern Asia and a platform for Nordic researchers working on Asia. The portal gives free (and membership based) access to a large amount of resources on Asia - searchable according to geographical areas and subjects.
The AsiaPortal features:
- 'Nordic Perspectives' with an 'Event Calendar' that includes activities related to Asia in the Nordic region (and elsewhere) as well as searchable open access publications and presentation of Nordic researcher working on Asia * 'Newsroom' highlights the latest news from Asia; * 'Academic Resources' gives access to numerous online resources on modern Asia, with full-text access to member institutions; * 'In Focus' introduces topical Asian issues with an in-depth analysis by a Nordic expert and includes extensive background information and related news.
The AsiaPortal is a collaborative venture between NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and the Nordic NIAS Council which includes 25 Nordic universities and research institutes. - ilb."

Site contents:
* ASIA INSIGHTS (Browse by Region, Browse by Subject, Suggest a link, Nordic Institutes, New resources, Latest additions, Search the collection);
* NORDIC PERSPECTIVES (Asia Area Studies, Institutions, Libraries, Networks, People, Policies, Publications, Research Institutes, Travel Advise, Latest news, Latest additions, Events in the nordic region, Search Nordic Perspectives);
* NEWSROOM (Political news, Business and Economics, Terrorism / Conflicts, Agriculture, Science, Law overview, Central Asia News, Environment, Discussion groups, Climate change, Asian Newspapers);
* ACADEMIC RESOURCES [for registered users only - ed.] (Search Guide, Researchers Toolbox, NNC Newsroom, ELIN @ nias : (Quick Search, Articles, Journals, Databases & links, Books, Newspapers)).

URL http://www.asiaportal.info

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.asiaportal.info

Link reported by: Inga-Lill Blomkvist (ilb--at--nias.ku.dk), forwarded by h-asia--at--h-net.msu.edu

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
News/Online Guide/Study
* 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, 2910 external links]

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