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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.

16 July 2009

e-Asia Digital Library


16 Jul 2009

University of Oregon Library, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US

Supplied note:
"e-Asia [est. 2001 - ed.] is a library of downloadable full text (currently over 4000 items -- primarily books -- are available.) Focus is on China, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea (South and North). While most items are in Western languages, there are many items in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. e-Asia also offers audio, video, and special collections. - rf."

"The e-Asia project is funded by the University of Oregon Library through the generosity of Nissho Iwai.
By building a collection of digitized e-books and a database of full text web resources, e-Asia strives to contribute to the research and scholarship of East Asia. While the e-Asia project is based largely on resources held at the University of Oregon Library, its purpose is neither to duplicate nor displace printed traditonal materials. Rather, by providing searchable full text, the digitalization efforts of e-Asia represent a new tool aimed at facilitating the information-gathering process.
e-Asia has no library hours because it is available 24 hours a day on the web; there is no waiting in line at the circulation desk, and there is no check-out period for e-Asia books; the books that you download become, in effect, your books."

Site contents:
* About e-Asia (About e-Asia, Contributors, Contact Us);
* Maps (Maps of China, Maps of Japan, Maps of S. Korea, Maps of N. Korea, Maps of Taiwan, Other Maps);
* Images (Images of China, Images of Japan, Images of S. Korea, Images of N. Korea, Images of Taiwan);
* Audio [MP3 Format - ed.] (Sounds of China, Sounds of Japan, Sounds of Korea, Sounds of Taiwan);
* Film [Flash Format - ed.] (Chinese Cinema, Japanese Cinema, North Korea Cinema, South Korea Cinema, Taiwan Cinema, Other Cinema);
* Projects (China Projects, Japan Projects);
* Special Collections;
* Search e-Asia by Keyword;
* Browse/Search e-Asia by Subject (China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, Other E-Books);
* Browse Alphabetical Listing by Author (China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, Other E-Books);
* e-Asia's Most Recent Additions (China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, Other E-Books);
* e-Book Formats (General guides, Standard pdf, Microsoft Reader, Mobipocket, Stanza (iPhone, iPod), Other formats);
* Other Digital Libraries (Google Books, Internet Archive, Aozora Bunko, Project Gutenberg, Distributed Proofreaders, China-US Million Book Digital Library Project, More library collections).

URL http://e-asia.uoregon.edu/

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://e-asia.uoregon.edu/

Link reported by: Robert Felsing (felsing--at--uoregon.edu)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Study/ Documents/ Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* 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

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