* tmc * in patientia vestra habetis animam vestram * tmc *

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.

14 January 2009

Columbia Online Research Guide For Modern Tibetan Studies


14 Jan 2009

Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University, New York, NY, US.

"The COLUMBIA ONLINE RESEARCH GUIDE FOR MODERN TIBETAN STUDIES was compiled by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Assistant Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, and published for use on Library Web by Lauran Hartley, Tibetan Studies Librarian. It is a navigational tool for library patrons at Columbia University and elsewhere to access bibliographies and other noteworthy resources covering a wide range of subjects in the field of Tibetan Studies. Drawn from an extensive syllabus compiled by Professor Tuttle for his seminar 'Sources for Modern Tibetan History,' the Online Guide in its current version is exceptionally strong in its survey of resources for historical research."

Site contents:
* Tibetan Studies (Survey Articles, Journals, Book Reviews, Scholarly Blogs, Listservs);
* General Bibliographies; * Library Catalogs (North America, Western & Eastern Europe, East Asia, South Asia);
* Dictionaries, Encyclopedias (Tibetan Dictionaries, Chinese Dictionaries, Encyclopedias);
* Tools, Maps, Images (Maps & Social Data, Photo Images & Archives, Tibetan Fonts & Software, Library Search Conventions);
* Periodicals (Western Language, Tibetan & Chinese Post 1950, Tibetan & Chinese Pre 1950);
* History (Biography, Religious & Geographic Surveys, Local Histories, Imperial Records, Archival Materials);
* Social Sciences [under construction]; * Religious Studies [under construction]; * Language & Literature [under construction]; * Art & Material Culture (Engaging Digital Tibet [http://digitaltibet.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/], Research Materials For the Study of Tibetan and Himalayan Art [under conctruction]); * Music [under construction]; * Contact; * Search.

URL http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/eastasian/Tibetan/guide/index.html

Internet Archive (web.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]:
V.Useful [It will be an Essential resource, once it is completed]
* 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