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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.

18 October 2010

Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL)

18 Oct 2010

Northern Illinois University Libraries, DeKalb, IL, USA.

"The Southeast Asia Digital Library began work in 2005 as a result of funding provided by the United States Department of Education's TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access) Program. The project is based at Northern Illinois University Libraries in DeKalb, Illinois, USA and collaborates actively with the Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA) [http://www.cormosea.org/] and partner institutions.
The 2005 award supported eight major initiatives:
* Upgrades to an online bibliographic index at Thammasat University (Thailand), creating an interface to access the index and providing a full-text article delivery service; * Digitization of palm leaf manuscripts from Northeastern Thailand at Khon Kaen University (Thailand). * Creation of an archive of historical photographs covering a century of life in Cambodia, in partnership with Arizona State University; * Provision of training seminars for librarians at the University of San Carlos' Cebuano Studies Center (Philippines), covering the latest techniques in preservation, conservation, and digitization, resulting in the creation of an online archive of images and textual materials; * Creation of a video archive of contemporary Indonesian television programming, in partnership with the University of Hawai'i, Manoa; * Digitization of rare early printed works in the vernacular languages of the region, in collaboration with the British Library and Vietnamese Nom Preservation Foundation; * Creation of a video archive of interviews with former political prisoners in East Timor, in partnership with the Living Memory Project (Australia); * Conversion of the Berita Database at Ohio University, a collection of journal articles and other resources from Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, to a free-use resource.

In 2009 the Southeast Asia Digital Library received a second round of funding from the TICFIA program, supporting the development of nine new initiatives. These include:
* Digitization of Buddhist murals and cloth paintings in Thai temples, supported by interpretive materials, in partnership with Chiang Mai University (Thailand); * Digitization of Vietnamese art objects and criticism, supported by interviews with artists, from the Doi Moi (Renovation) period in Vietnam; * Digitization of printed Vietnamese Nom materials, in partnership with the Vietnamese Nom Preservation Foundation; * Development of a bibliographic database of digitized Islamic manuscripts from Indonesia, in partnership with the State Islamic University of Indonesia; * Digitization of archival photographs and videos discussing and documenting Indonesian literature and culture, in partnership with the Lontar Foundation (Indonesia); * Creation of a video archive of interviews with surviving victims of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia; * Digitization of selected works from the Malay and World Civilization Library, National University of Malaysia; * Digitization of Buddhist murals in Laos, supported by interpretive materials."

Site contents:
* Photographs (Historical Archives and Photographs: Cebuano Studies Center: Phillipines, Historical Photographs of Cambodia, The Living Memory Project);

* Videos (# The Living Memory Project: interview videos and images of ex-prisoners in East Timor, # Video Archive -- Television Program, Indonesia: influential television programs from Indonesia, # Mandalay Marionettes Theater Puppet Show: marionettes puppet show performance);

* Books (# Early Imprints from Southeast Asia: British Library: UK. # Northern Illinois University Libraries : digitized selected books from Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia Collection. # Rare grammars and dictionaries (in pdf format): From the Center for Research Libraries. # Selected masters' thesis from the Filipiniana collection: At the library of University of San Carlos, Cebu City: Philippines. # The Han-Nom Special Collection Digitization Project: From the Vietnamese Nom Preservation Foundation);

* Indexes (# Berita Database: indexes books, book chapters, journal articles, conference papers and selected unpublished sources covering the nations of Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Southeast Asia as whole # Shao Center Database for Publications on Overseas Chinese (including Southeast Asia): this database contains publications in the major Western European languages, Chinese, Japanese, and English # Thai Indexing and Delivery of Full-text Articles);

* Manuscripts (# Northern Illinois University Libraries: digitized selected manuscripts from Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia Collection, # Palm-Leaf Manuscripts of Thailand: collection of palm-leaf manuscripts from Northeastern Thailand, digitized by Khon Kaen University, Thailand, # Pao Religous and Literary Manuscripts: collection of palm-leaf manuscripts from PaO Literary and Cultural Council Committee Library Manuscript Archive, # The Han-Nom Special Collection Digitization Project);

* Search All;
* Search Projects (Berita Database, Early Imprints from Southeast Asia, Grammers and Dictionaries from Center for Research Libraries, The Han-Nom Special Collection Digitization Project, Historical Archives and Photographs: Cebuano Studies Center: Phillipines, Historical Photographs of Cambodia, The Living Memory Project, Northern Illinois University, Palm-Leaf Manuscripts of Thailand, Pa'O Religious and Literary Manuscripts, Rare Grammars and Dictionaries, Shao Center Database for Publications on Overseas Chinese, Thai Indexing and Delivery of Full-text Articles, Video Archive -- Television Program: Indonesia);
* Resources Organized by Country: (Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Southeast Asia);
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Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://sea.lib.niu.edu/index.html

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

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