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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.

17 July 2009

Pacific Manuscripts Bureau (PAMBU)


17 Jul 2009

Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

"The Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, Pambu, copies archives, manuscripts and rare printed material relating to the Pacific Islands. The aim of the Bureau is to help with long- term preservation of the documentary heritage of the Pacific Islands and to make it accessible. Pambu microfilms comprise the most extensive collection of non-government primary documentation on the Pacific Islands available to researchers.
Pambu welcomes suggestions for copying projects, particularly when the material is in danger of loss or destruction."

Site contents:
* About the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau;
* Microfilm catalogue [search fields: Author, Title, PMB Number, Notes - ed.]
* OMPA catalogue [information on the microfilmed records of the Catholic Church in islands of the Western Pacific entrusted to the Marist Order as a field of evangelisation - ed.];
* Printed publications [15 titles in Jul 2009 - ed.];
* Audio recordings [46 titles in Jul 2009 - ed.];
* Online research materials (Digital Photograph Collection, Papers on Pacific archives, Shineberg Database of Indentured Labourers in New Caledonia, Sample Catalogue of South Seas Photograph Collections);
* Pambu newsletters (from Pambu 2 - Nov 1995 to Pambu 26 - Jul 2009);
* Current projects;
* Contacts;
* Ordering from Pambu;
* Links (Internet Resources, Some of Pacific Manuscripts Bureau's partner organisations, Micrographics Partners, Libraries, Archives and Museum session, Pacific History Association Conference, 2008).

URL http://rspas.anu.edu.au/pambu/

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://rspas.anu.edu.au/pambu/

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

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Documents/ Study/ Online Guide/ Corporate Info.
* 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 300

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