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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.

12 January 2009

Japan Publications Guide Service (JPGS)


12 Jan 2009

IMCBook, Tokyo, Japan

"The Japan Publications Guide Service (JPGS) collects and catalogs information on currently available English books, periodicals, other publications and information products that are published in, on, or for Japan and East/Southeast Asia. Countries and territories covered include: Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pacific Islands, Philippines, Russian Far East, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. Publications listed by the JPGS include those from commercial publishers, associations, university presses, government agencies, small and vanity publishers, individuals and other sources. Unpriced publications and those with limited or restricted circulation may be included. Discontinued titles are kept in the database for several years or until there is no longer any interest in them."

Site contents:
* JEPP Standard [Free details of title, author, ISBN]
* JEPP - Japan English Publications in Print [Free details of over 25,000 published-in-English published-in-Japan books, magazines, monographs, journals, annuals, directories, proceedings, and other publications are listed. Extra details such as publisher address and contact information are available only to paid subscribers.]
* JDPA - Japan Directory of Professional Associations [Free details of Organization name in English, Address, Phone and Fax nos. Extra contact and organisational details are available only to paid subscribers. Over 9,000 Associations (kyokai), Societies (gakkai), Institutes (kenkyujo), Centers and similar organizations in Japan are included.]

[A valuable site, which was last updated in Feb-Mar 2007 - ed.]

URL http://jpgsonline.com/

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://jpgsonline.com/

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - 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

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