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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.

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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

04 January 2010

Acronyms used by Asian / Pacific Studies' scholars: a dictionary


04 Jan 2010

RSPAS, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

"This document [compiled since 2004 by T. M. Ciolek and John Noyce - ed.] lists acronyms, names and web addresses of over 2,390 [2,240 acronyms were listed in Jan 2009 - ed.] leading associations, institutes, networks, NGOs, organisations, periodicals, programs, and research projects of relevance to Asian & Pacific Studies. [...] You are cordially invited to send addenda and corrections to this list [...which is] a part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library (coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html) and Pacific Studies WWW Virtual Library (coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-PacificStudies.html)."

Site contents:
[File structure:] * Acronym, * Entity (and its URL), * Category (body, group, meeting, periodical, program, project, resource), * A Part Of, * Country. The recorded entries range from 'AAA' (Australian Archaeological Association, Australia) to 'IAUNRC' (Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana U., US) to 'SUPRA' (Support Program for Advanced Asian Studies, NIAS, Denmark) to 'ZIORI' (Zanzibar Indian Ocean Research Institute, Tanzania), and 'ZMO' (Zentrum Moderner Orient, Germany).

URL http://coombs.anu.edu.au/ACR/Acronyms.html

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://coombs.anu.edu.au/ACR/Acronyms.html

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 - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
rating not available
* 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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