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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.

07 April 2010

SavifaDok: Digital Repository South Asian Studies


07 Apr 2010

The Virtual Library South Asia (SAVIFA), South Asia Institute/Library, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

"SavifaDok [est. 2006 - ed.], the Open Access document server of Savifa - the Virtual Library South Asia, is an electronic platform for publishing and archiving academic literature in the field of South Asian studies. The publication platform offers free access to full-text documents and adheres to the principles of Open Access as well as the goals of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI).
People with a research interest in South Asia have the possibility to publish their work in electronic format and make it available through the World Wide Web. Thereby, SavifaDok guarantees long-term availability and visibility of your documents in library catalogues (e.g. KVK-Karlsruher Virtual Catalogue) and search engines by using standardized addresses and metadata. We publish books, articles and research papers as well as multi media documents."

Site contents:
* Search (Field search, Search tips);
* Full-Text-Search [powered by Google];
* Browsing (Documents in SavifaDok sorted by: Document Types, Institutions, Subjects, Countries, Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), Series, Collections, Journals);
* Publishing (5 reasons why to publish your work on SavifaDok, Who can publish on SavifaDok? What kind of documents are accepted? How to publish on Savifa?);
* New Publications (The 10 newest publications: # Tears and Laughter: Promoting Gross National Happiness Through the Rich Oral Traditions and Heritage of Bhutan, Evans, A. Steven [digitized:] 06.04.2010, Article; # Literacy For All: One of the Means to Achieve Gross National Happiness, Zangmo, Tashi 06.04.2010, Article; # Achieving Gross National Happiness Through Community-based Mental Health Services in Bhutan, Dorji, Chencho, 06.04.2010, Article; # Svasthya Samacara, vol. 10 (1921) - vol. 16 (1927) 29.03.2010, Journal);
* Profile (# About SavifaDok, # Geographical Scope: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maledives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Asia, Tibet, # Subject matter: Languages and literatures, History and archaeology, Indology, Religion and philosophy, Art, art history and performing arts, Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, Media, film and radio, Education and research, Geography, Economics, Traditional law, # Document types: Dissertations, Theses, Monographs, Articles, Journal Series, Research Papers, Pre-prints, Term Papers);
* FAQ (What is SavifaDok? How can I publish documents? Which file formats can be saved? Is there a possibility to modify or delete documents on SavifaDok? What does long-term availability mean? Can the documents be quoted in academic work? In which databases, catalogues and search engines will the documents be referenced? How can the documents be viewed and printed?);
* Viewer [software for PDF- and PostScript documents];
* Partners 9Vascoda [http://www.vascoda.de/], Open Archives Initiative (OAI), Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB), Suedwestdeutscher Bibliotheksverbund (SWB), Suedasien-Seminar des Orientalischen Instituts of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta);
* Contact;
* Intern.

[A site with a bi-lingual (DE,EN) navigation structure - ed.]

URL: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/savifadok/index.php?la=en

Internet Archive: (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

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

* Resource type: [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Study / Documents
* 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 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