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The Coombsweb (including its all subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Tuesday 25th January 2011.
All of the online resources reported in these pages have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, 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 on this site. 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-in-chief of the Coombsweb, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.
Canberra, 25 January 2011.
Site est. 25 Jan 1994. Last updated: 25 Jan 2011.
Years online: 17. Page views since the launch in January 1994: 67,440,000
The Coombsweb is the world's oldest and most prominent Asian Studies online research environment. Its Web pages are designed for transmission speed, not fancy looks.
The home of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library with the Google rank #1 among the 10,100,000 asian studies pages world-wide (Jan 2011).
Seventeen years ago, at the time of its launch (25 Jan 1994) Coombsweb was 2nd WWW site at the ANU, the 5th site in Australia and the 850th WWW server in the world.
Currently the Internet comprises over 255.2 million Web servers.
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Electronic Journals & Newsletters
Asian Studies WWW Monitor: E-Journal
[Est. 21 Apr 1994. ISSN 1329-9778.]
Free email-issues of the Asian Studies Monitor. [Several posts a week. Currently over 9,210 subscribers.]
To join this free service use the Monitor's subscription page, or use the box below:
This is an announcements-only list with a moderate volume: two to five messages approximately every second day.
For abstracts of the most valuable resources
The Best of The Asian Studies WWW Monitor blog
Asia Rights Journal [Est. 01 Jul 2004. An initiative developed by the 'Asian Civic Rights Network: National Security, Media and the Promotion of Rights in the Twenty-First Century.' The project is assisted by the generous support of the Toyota Foundation. ]
Online Research Facilities
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library [Est. 24 Mar 1994.]
Indonesia WWW Virtual Library [Est. 03 Dec 1995.]
Pacific Studies WWW Virtual Library [Est. 21 Jun 1995.]
Papua New Guinea WWW Virtual Library [Est. 01 Jun 1996.]
Papua WWW Virtual Library [Est. 08 Aug 2002.]
Vietnam WWW Virtual Library [Est. 12 Jan 1996.]
Coombspapers Anonymous FTP Archive [Est. 03 Dec 1991.]
The AnthroGlobe Bibliographies [Est. 07 Dec 2000.]
Acronyms used by Asian Studies' scholars: a dictionary [Est. 26 Aug 2004.]
Meta-Guide to Indonesia: Annotated Bibliography of post-1990
Bibliographies on Indonesia [Est. 10 Jan 2003.]
The Endeavour Project: a hypermedia edition of the Journals of
James Cook's first Pacific voyage [Est. Apr 1999.]
Coombsweb Scholarly Mailing Lists
Pacific-Islands [email@example.com ]
[This electronic forum was established on 11 Mar 1994 by the RSPAS, The
Australian National University. From Mar 1994 till Jun 2006 it was called "Pacific-Islands-L". The forum provides a world-wide communications vehicle for exchange of scholarly and factual information dealing with the Pacific.
It currently has over 330 subscribers, mainly from universities and research institutes.]
To subscribe please use the forum's home page.
Coombsweb Electronic Mailing Lists
Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
A corporate site with links to several valuable resources, including
Asian-Pacific Studies at the ANU & NLA
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP ANU)
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS ANU)
School of Culture, History and Language (CHL ANU)
East Asian History - International Journal [Est. Jun 1991. ISSN 1036-6008.] (RSPAS ANU)
RSPAS Bookstore Online (RSPAS ANU)
The Faculty of Asian Studies (FAS ANU)
Crawford School of Economics and Government (CSEG ANU)
Asia Pacific Home Page (Library ANU)
ANU E-Prints Collection (Library ANU)
Asian Collections - National Library of Australia (NLA)
Pacific Collections - National Library of Australia (NLA)
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Past awards and distinctions received by the Coombsweb
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