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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.

20 January 2010

Asian Tsunami Web Archive


20 Jan 2010

Singapore Internet Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore & The Internet Archive, San Francisco, CA, US

"This Web archive [a collaborative project of the Singapore Internet Research Centre, NTU and The Internet Archive - ed.] is a collection of over 1500 sites relating to the December 2004 Tsunami disaster in Asia. A shapshot of these sites has been taken once a week starting from the first week of January 2005 in order to build an archived record of this world shattering event. [...] Our aim in creating this collection of Web materials was to preserve the Web expressions of individual people, groups, the press and institutions from around the world, in the aftermath of the tsunami on 26 December 2004."

Site contents:
* Explore the archive ([browse via the following categories:] # PRODUCER TYPE: Broadcasting, Business, Citizen, Educational, Government, Labour Union, NGO Other, Party, Portal, Press Radio, Religious, TV Broadcast; # COUNTRY: Africa, Arab, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland [sic], Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan,Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Unknown, Zurich [sic]; # PRIMARY LANGUAGE: Cataln [sic], Chinese, Chinese Traditional, English, French, Indonesia [sic], Japanese, Malay, Malayalam, Portuguese, Singhalese, Tamil, Thai);
* Search this Archive;
* Advanced Search;
* View archive by Web address [of the site in question]:

URL http://tsunami.archive.org/

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [all materials catalogued/cross-referenced in "tsunami.archive.org" refer to web sites discovered, crawled and preserved by the "web.archive.org" - ed.]

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

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
News/ Documents/ Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - 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