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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 February 2010

SOAS Digital Archives and Special Collections


12 Feb 2010

The Library, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK

"SOAS is a leader in the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and our library with its Archives & Special Collections is the HEFCE-designated National Research Library for these regions of the world. We are in the process of putting our collections of rare manuscripts, books, photographs, audio and film material on-line, to be freely available for everyone. The first collection to be made available is the photographic archive of Christoph von Fuerer-Haimendorf (1909-1995). This collection is widely recognised as the world's most comprehensive visual documentation of tribal cultures in South Asia and the Himalayas. [...] This Web site is under continual development, so please check back frequently for new features."

Site contents:
* About ["There are more than 2,500 individual manuscripts in the collections, of which around 2,000 are in the languages of Asia and Africa with significant holdings in Arabic, Persian, Swahili, South East Asian languages, Chinese and Japanese."];
Collections (# Fuerer-Haimendorf collection: Overview, Fuerer-Haimendorf interview, References, Ethnic groups, Biography of Christoph von Fuerer-Haimendorf, Search and Advanced Search within the collection, Browse the collection by ethnic group and geographical region);
* Galleries of images (# Rituals and festivals of the Apatani: Murung festival (72 images), Myoko festival (57), Ropi ritual (34), War dance (37), # Rituals and festivals: Nyishi ritual (19), Hill Miri (8), Minyong Adi (20), # Rituals and festivals of the Konyak Naga: Oulingbu festival (211), Head-receiving Dance (128), # Weaving: Konyak Naga (17), Apatani (30), Nyishi (3), Adi (8), # House-building: Apatani (5), Phom Naga (37), Konyak Naga (28), # Woodcarving: Chakhesang / Angami Naga (17), Konyak Naga (41));
* Search and Advanced Search of the digital archives;
* Contact.

URL http://digital.info.soas.ac.uk/

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

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

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Documents/ Study
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness of the online resource [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
Very Useful
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 100

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