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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.

09 August 2010

Afghanistan Digital Library

09 Aug 2010

New York University Libraries, New York, NY, USA.

"The immediate objective of the Afghanistan Digital Library is to retrieve and restore the first sixty years of AfghanistanÕs published cultural heritage. The project is collecting, cataloging, digitizing, and making available over the Internet as many Afghan publications from the period 1871?1930 as it is possible to identify and locate. In addition to books, this will eventually include all published serials, documents, pamphlets, and manuals. Phase 1 of the project, undertaken in 2005, has drawn materials from the collections of several private collectors as well as from the holdings of New York University Library and the British Library. Phase 2, undertaken in 2006, has trained a staff at the National Archives in Kabul in conservation and digitization and is engaged in the cataloging and digitization of materials held in various public and private collections inside Afghanistan."

Site contents:
* Search [for details of 383 digitised books]
* Show All (Title, Author, Publication, Subjects, Original Book [details], Digital Book [details], Object Number, Citation Link, Downloadable PDF [Url], Other Contributors, Statement of responsibility, Transliterated, Note(s))
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* Contact;
* About Afghanistan Digital Library;
* Related Sites (Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection [U. of Nebraska at Omaha]: Digitizing the Collection [http://library.unomaha.edu/research/apac.htm] The Agriculture Electronic Library [http://alic.arid.arizona.edu/afghanistan/index.html]);
* Bibliography of texts [from Afghanistan] (Books, Documents, Newspapers).

URL http://afghanistandl.nyu.edu/index.html

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://afghanistandl.nyu.edu/index.html

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

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
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* Scholarly usefulness [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 1,000

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