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Dear Reader,

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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.

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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

01 December 2010

Online Ranking of the Asian Studies Organizations (ORASO)

01 Dec 2010

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

"'Online Ranking of the Asian Studies Organizations: a quarterly scorecard (ORASO).' This document [est. Oct 2008 and edited by T. Matthew Ciolek, as a part of the 'Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library' (coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html)] is updated four times a year (March, June, September and December). It systematically monitors and collects information about the relative online rank (i.e. the so called 'PageRank' [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank]) of the top 30 Asian Studies' institutions, organizations, specialist information resources, and research networks indexed by the Google Search Engine [www.google.com].

The PageRank of a given web address measures the site's relative importance within the world-wide archipelago of other web sites dealing with a given topic. The lower the PageRank, the greater is the deemed importance or relevance of the indexed site."

Site contents:
[Google page ranks averaged over the ten sampling periods during the last 28 months, i.e. September 2008 till December 2010 by]:
* PageRank: 1.5 - Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library [http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html] - an information resource.
* PageRank: 1.6 - Association for Asian Studies (AAS) [http://www.asian-studies.org] - an association.
* PageRank: 4.0 - Department of Asian Studies - Cornell University [http://lrc.cornell.edu/asian] - an academic body .
* PageRank: 7.8 - Department of Asian Studies - University of North Carolina [http://www.unc.edu/depts/asia] - an academic body.
* PageRank: 10.1 - Asian Studies | The WWW Virtual Library [http://vlib.org/AsianStudies] - an information resource.
* PageRank: 10.4 - Department of Asian Studies - University of British Columbia [http://www.asia.ubc.ca] - an academic body.
* PageRank: 11.3 - Asian Studies Center (ASC) - University of Pittsburgh [http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc] - an academic body.
* PageRank: 12.0 - Asian Studies Program - La Trobe University [http://www.latrobe.edu.au/asianstudies] - an academic body.
* PageRank: 14.5 - Asian Studies Center - Michigan State University [http://asia.isp.msu.edu/] - an academic body.
* PageRank: 15.2 - International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) [http://www.iias.nl] - a research institute.
* PageRank: 15.9 - Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) - University of California [http://ieas.berkeley.edu] - an academic body.
* PageRank: 16.2 - Chao Center for Asian Studies - Rice University [http://asia.rice.edu] - an academic body.
* PageRank: 16.3 - School of Asian Studies - University of Auckland [http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/asia] - an academic body.
* PageRank: 20.1 - Faculty of Asian Studies: web site 1 - Australian National University [http://www.anu.edu.au/asianstudies (the same site as [http://asianstudies.anu.edu.au/ , with a rank that is several notches less prominent)] - an academic body.
* PageRank: 20.9 - Asian Studies Program - University of Florida [http://www.clas.ufl.edu/asian] - an academic body.
* PageRank: 21.0 - Asian studies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_studies] - an information resource.
* PageRank: 25.8 - Asian Studies - University of Oregon [http://asianstudies.uoregon.edu] - an academic body.
* PageRank: 26.0 - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) [http://nias.ku.dk] - a research institute.
* PageRank: 26.1 - Asian Studies WWW Monitor e-journal [http://coombs.anu.edu.au/asia-www-monitor.html] - an information resource.
* PageRank: 26.8 - Asian Studies Network Information Center (ASNIC) - University of Texas at Austin [http://asnic.utexas.edu] - an academic body.
* PageRank: 27.6 - Asian Studies - University of Western Australia [http://www.asianstudies.arts.uwa.edu.au] - an academic body.

URL http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVLAsian/VLRankings.html

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

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

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