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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.

01 October 2009

The Endangered Archives Programme: [Recent] Asia Projects


01 Oct 2009

Endangered Archives Programme, Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections, The British Library, London, UK.

"The Endangered Archives Programme. The Programme's aim is to contribute to the preservation of archival material that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration world-wide. The main means by which the Programme achieves this is through the creation of digital or microfilm copies of endangered materials and the relocation of the originals to a safe local archival home. Grants are awarded to applicants for these purposes on an annual recurring basis."

Site contents:
* China (# Survey on surviving dongjing archives in Jianshu, Tonghai and Mengzi, # Preservation through digitisation of the Tangut collection at the Institute of Oriental Studies, St Petersburg Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, # Preservation of the last hieroglyphic manuscripts in China : Shui archives in Libo, Guixhou, # Salvage and preservation of dongjing archives in Yunnan, China: transcript, score, ritual and performance, # Preservation and digitisation of Yi archives in public and private collections in Yunnan, China, # Digitisation of Yi archives in south dialect in Yunnan, China);
* Mongolia (# Preservation through digitisation of rare photographic negatives from Mongolia, # Preservation of rare periodical publications in Mongolia, # The treasures of Danzan Ravjaa);
East Timor (# Preserving East Timor's endangered archives, # Preserving East Timor's endangered archives: stage two);
Indonesia (# Retrieving heritage: rare Old Javanese and Old Sundanese manuscripts from West Java (stage one); # Digitising Cirebon manuscripts, # The MIPES Indonesia: digitising Islamic manuscripts of Indonesian Pondok Pesantren, # Endangered manuscripts of Western Sumatra. Collections of Sufi brotherhoods, # Digitising 'sacred heirloom' in private collections in Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia, # Riau manuscripts: the gateway to the Malay intellectual world, # Acehnese manuscripts in danger of extinction: identifying and preserving the private collections located in Pidie and Aceh Besar regencies, # Digitising private collections of Acehnese manuscripts located in Pidie and Aceh Besar Regencies, # Locating, documenting and digitising: preserving the endangered manuscripts of the legacy of the Sultanate of Buton, South-Eastern Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, # The digitisation of Minangkabau's manuscript collections in Suraus);
* Laos (# Archive of Buddhist photographs in Luang Prabang, Laos, # Buddhist archive of photography in Luang Prabang, Laos -- major project, # Buddhist archive of photography in Luang Prabang, Laos -- major project phase II);
* Myanmar (# A pilot project aimed at the preservation of Pa'O religious and literary manuscripts);
* Thailand (# Thai rainbow archives project: a digitised collection of Thai gay, lesbian and transgender publications);
* Vietnam (# Assessment and preservation of the old Vietnamese Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient archive in ancient ideographic Nom script);
* Bhutan (# Digital documentation of manuscript collection in Gangtey, # The digital documentation of manuscripts at Drametse and Ogyen Choling, # The digital documentation of manuscripts in Thadrak, Tshamdrak and Nyephug Temples);
* India (# Survey, conservation and archiving of pre-1947 Telugu printed materials and paintings in India, # Rescuing text: retrieval and documentation of printed books and periodicals published prior to 1950 from public institutions in Eastern India, # Retrieval of two major and endangered newspapers: Jugantara and Amrita Bazar Patrika, # Archiving texts in the Sylhet Nagri script, # Digitising archival material pertaining to 'Young India' label gramophone records, # Archiving 'popular market' Bengali books, # Digital archive of early Bengali drama, # Digital archive of north Indian classical music, # Digital music archiving: digital archive of North Indian classical music phase II (special collections) and digital archive of recorded Bengali songs, # Preserving Marathi manuscripts and making them accessible, # Preserving more Marathi manuscripts and making them accessible - major project, # Preserving early print literature on the history of Tamilnadu, # Strategies for archiving the endangered publications of French India (1800-1923), # Preserving memory: documentation and digitisation of palm leaf manuscripts from northern Kerala, India, # Rescuing Tamil customary law: locating and copying endangered records of village judicial assemblies (1870-1940), # Endangered Urdu periodicals: preservation and access for vulnerable scholarly resources, # Locating and identifying Lepcha manuscripts as a first step towards their preservation, # Digitisation of the manuscripts and xylographs held by the Tibetan Yungdrung Bon Library of the Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India, # Study and collection of Hakku Patras and other documents among folk communities in Andhra Pradesh);
* Iran (# Faces and places in Iran. Iranian photography at the turn of the 19th century, # The Golha radio programmes (Flowers of Persian Song and Poetry));
* Nepal (# Feasibility survey of documenting selected 18th-20th century written heritage from Nepal, # Preservation through digitisation of rare negatives and photographs from Nepal, # Preservation of historic and rare Nepali monographs and periodicals, # Preservation of historic ephemera and manuscripts from Nepal);
* Armenia, # Preservation through digitisation of the endangered Armenian rare books and making them accessible on the Web (phase 1);
* Azerbaijan (# Pages of Azerbaijan sound heritage, # Voices of the living past: the 'ashug' minstrel music of Azerbaijan);
* Georgia (# Digitising the photo documents of Georgia's central state audio-visual archive);
* East Jerusalem (# Preservation of historical periodical collections (1900-1950) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem).

URL http://www.bl.uk/about/policies/endangeredarch/asia.html

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.bl.uk/about/policies/endangeredarch/asia.html

Link reported by: Catherine Collins (catherine.collins--at--bl.uk)

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