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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.

05 February 2010

CrossAsia: Die Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Ost- und Suedostasien / The Virtual Library East and Southeast Asia


05 Feb 2010

East Asia Department of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany

The Virtual Library East and Southeast Asia [Die Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Ost- und Suedostasien] -- CrossAsia -- offers access to research information for East and Southeast Asian studies. Cross Asia is a cooperatively organized and modular structured portal. This virtual library has been developed by the http://ead.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/index.html East Asia Department of the http://staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/index_en.html Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and its project partners. It is financially supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The project partners [... are:] GIGA German Institute of Global and Regional Studies and Institute for Asian Affairs [http://www.giga-hamburg.de], Institute for Chinese Studies of the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg [http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/e-index.html], Institute of Japanese Studies of the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen [http://www.japanologie.uni-tuebingen.de/], Institute of Chinese and Korean Studies of the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen [http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/uni/ans/], State und University Library of Lower Saxony, Goettingen, GBV Head Office of the Common Union Network (GBV), China World Wide Web Virtual Library (Internet Guide for Chinese Studies) [http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/].

The project [... has been also assisted] by the Asian Studies World Wide Web Virtual Library [http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVLAsian/VLAbout.html], and by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies [http://www.nias.ku.dk]."

Site contents:
* About CrossAsia;
* Special collection East/South-East Asia [About the collection "of more than 650,000 volumes in East Asian languages (annual increase about 20,000 volumes) and a large number of relevant books about East Asia in western languages" and more than 4,000 current periodicals];
* Special Collection Altaic Languages [About the materials in Turkic, Mongolian, Tungusic, Korean, Manchurian languages as well as materials in languages of Ainu in Japan and the Eskimo people in Siberia];
* Special Collection Non-Conventional Material [About the collection of "statistics, publications of official or semi-official institutions, including materials in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, from the countries of East- and Southeast Asia.";
* Project Partners [about GIGA and the Goettingen State and University Library (SUB)];
* Metasearch ([Simultaneous simple/advanced searches, aided by Search History and Bookshelf pages, in
# CATALOGUES AND DATABASES OF THE STAATSBIBLIOTHEK ZU BERLIN: Online Catalogue - East Asia Department of Berlin State Library (EAD Catalogue), Online Catalogue of the Berlin State Library (StaBiKat), Online Contents East and Southeast Asia, Online Contents Asia and North Africa, OGEA - Online Guide East Asia, ZeitschriftenDatenBank (ZDB), Wanfang China Online Journals;
# MORE ASIA RELATED CATALOGUES: Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg (Monographs), The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library Catalogue, National Institute of Informatics Catalog (NACSIS-CAT), Chinabase;
# MORE CATALOGUES AND DATABASES: World Affairs Online Consortium of University Research Libraries OPAC (COPAC), Library of Congress, Common Library Network Catalogue (GVK), South-West German Union Catalogue, Berlin-Brandenburg Cooperative Union Catalogue, North Rhine Westphalian Union Catalogue, Hessian Union Catalogue, Bavarian Union Catalogue);
* Catalogues (Online-Catalogue - East Asia Department of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - PK, StaBiKat [Main catalogue of Berlin State Library], OLC-SSG East and Southeast Asia, OLC-SSG Asia and Northafrica);
* Access Databases (Register, Licensed databases, All Databases, Technical Requirements);
outheast Asian Studies; Search within individual categories - General, Teaching & Research, Philosophy & Religion, History, Archaeology, People, Geography, Economy & Business, Society, Politics, Law, Education, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Literature, Movie & Film, Language & Linguistics, Science & Technolgy, Medicine, Search Engines & Web Guides, Computer Science, Books & Libraries, Mass Media);
* eGovernment Archive [A full text search over archived webpages from government institutions in Japan, the Republic of Korea, the People's Republic of China (including Hongkong and Macao), Taiwan and Singapore];
* Address;
* Impressum.

[A quick, highly sophisticated, bilingual (DE, EN) site, which has been developed and superbly managed by Matthias Kaun (kaun--at--sbb.spk-berlin.de) of the original Online Guide East Asia (OGEA) fame - ed.]

URL http://crossasia.org/en/home/

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://crossasia.org/en/home/

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

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Online Guide/ Corporate Info
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness of the online resource [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