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Dear Reader,

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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.

19 September 2008

The Kern Institute, Leiden


19 Sep 2008

Faculty of Arts, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands.

"The Kern Institute is the national centre of expertise for South Asia and the Himalayan region, more specifically India and Pakistan, Tibet and Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The institute houses the Department of Indian & Tibetan Studies of Leiden University, as well as an excellent library. The research and teaching at the Kern Institute focus on the study of the languages and history, philosophy and religions, arts and material culture of South Asian and the Himalayan region. The Kern Institute library offers excellent resources for a broad range of approaches to the study of India and surrounding countries."

Site contents:
* News; * Teaching; * Staff; * Kern Institute Library; * Special Collections (Photo Collection [Over 70,000 historic and modern photos on art and archaeology of South and Southeast Asia, over 13,000 of them are now mounted online at http://beeldbank.wsd.leidenuniv.nl/kern - ed.], Microfilms, Tibetan Collection, Archives, Sanskrit Manuscripts, Maps, Lepcha Manuscripts, Rubbings); * Projects (Van Kinsbergen, Catalogue Sanskrit Manuscripts, Tibetan Block Prints, ABIA South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index database [at http://www.abia.net/ - ed.]); * Publications; * Friends of the Institute; * Links (Indological course materials, Indological databases, Indology and courses on India elsewhere); * Contact; * Search.

URL http://www.kerninstitute.leidenuniv.nl/

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.kerninstitute.leidenuniv.nl/

Link reported by: Marion Frenger, Bonn, Germany.

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Corporate info./Study/Documents
* 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

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