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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.

25 June 2010

Japanese Digital Resources - Available by Subscription

25 Jun 2010

North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Supplied note:
"I am writing to introduce you to-or, I hope, to reacquaint you with-the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (the NCC), especially to its efforts in the area of broadening North American access to Japanese digital resources. A variety of rich Japanese online products are now available for licensing by libraries, universities, and, in some cases, individual scholars. The resources range from full-text coverage of major Japanese newspapers to journal indexes, dictionaries, company information, and beyond.

Our web page [at the URL below], lists and describes these products and provides e-mail addresses for the agents and vendors who license them for subscription. We invite you to peruse the list and contact the agents/vendors of those that interest you. Most offer limited-time trial subscriptions free of charge. When you contact the agent/vendor, also ask about the availability of group subscriptions and subscriptions for individual scholars.
Dawn Lawson, Chair, NCC Digital Resources Committee, and East Asian Studies Librarian, New York University Libraries."

"The NCC's Digital Resources Committee provides this list as a public service to the field of Japanese studies in North America. Neither NCC nor the DRC receive compensation from vendors for this service and in no way endorse any specific digital resources. New information will be added to this list as it becomes available."

Site contents:
* Newspapers;
* Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Related Full-text Resources;
* Indexes to Journals and Other Publications;
* Japanese Company Information.

URL http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~ncc/drc/listofdatabases.html

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the database is not archived]

Link reported by: Dawn Lawson (dl80--at--nyu.edu), forwarded by h-asia--at--h-net.msu.edu

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

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