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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.

23 September 2008

Kalasampada Digital Library - Resources of Indian Cultural Heritage


23 Sep 2008

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, India.

"Aims [of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts which was established in Nov 1985]: * to serve as a major resource centre for the arts, especially written, oral and visual source materials; * to undertake research and publication programmes of reference works, glossaries, dictionaries and encyclopaedia concerning the arts and the humanities; * to establish a tribal and folk arts division with a core collection for conducting systematic scientific studies and for live presentations; * to provide a forum for a creative and critical dialogue through performances, exhibitions, multi-media projections, conferences, seminars and workshops between and amongst the diverse arts, traditional and cotemporary [...]."

Site contents:
* Digital Images (Archaeological Sites, Slide Collections, Multimedia Projects, Multimedia Documentation, Exhibitions, Print Material); * Photograph Collections; * Video Recordings (Gita Govinda, Brhadisvara Temple, Kutiyattam, Video Clips of Archaeological Sites of Orissa, Film & Video Documentation, Film & Video Acquired) * Audio Recordings: Music Collections; * Multimedia CD Roms Available (Ajanta, Devadasi Murai, Muktesvara, Rockart); * DVD ROMs Available (Behind the Mask, Hampi - The World Heritage Site, Oral Tradition of Vedas, Saat - Sur); * Multimedia Documentation (The Illustrated Jataka & Other Stories of the Buddha, Art & Crafts of North-East); * Newsletters and Journals of IGNCA; * Books Published by IGNCA (online Electronic Books, Series : Kalasamalocana, Kalatattvakosa, Kalamulasastra) * Papers and Essays (Indo-Chinese Studies, Nature & Cosmology, Man & Matter, Oral Traditions, Culture : Ecology, Education and Development, Multimedia) * Research Reports (Pali Tipitaka Chanting, Report on Cultural Mapping of India, Village India Project, The Viavaripa iconographic traditions 5th - 13th c. CE.); * Bibliography (An Annotated Bibliography on Zoroastrian Studies, A Select Bibliography on Shadow Puppetry, Prof. Vasudeva Saran Agrawala - A Bibliographic Survey of his Published works, Calligraphy - a Literature Search, Bibliography on Hampi - World Heritage Site); * Manuscripts Catalogue (Organization, Catalogue of Microfilmed Manuscripts, Survey of Manuscripts in India); * Databases; * Articles by In-house Scholars; * Conference Proceedings.

URL http://ignca.nic.in/dgt_0001.htm

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://ignca.nic.in/dgt_0001.htm

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 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