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Himalayan languages project The Himalayan Languages Project based at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, carries out linguistic research into little-known languages in the Himalayan region. Its online resource introduces the project's aims, methods and research staff, and lists its book-length and electronic publications. The Web site provides short descriptions of the endangered languages investigated by the project (32 in all), and lists current research directions (many descriptions of which contain links to publications by research staff at the University of Leiden). Biographies of research staff also lin From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


China Tibet information center The China Information Center is a large online resource that provides data, news, and history about Tibet from the viewpoint of the People's Republic of China. From the main page, users can access sections on: culture; history; religion; folk tradition; and art. For example, the music section allows users to listen to traditional and modern music from Tibet using Windows Media Player, without the need to download extra files. There are also many visual sources, including online annotated photographic exhibitions from Tibetan artists. Since the resource is an official Web site from the Chi From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Peace 1989 The online resource to the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, given to the Dalai Lama, provides transcripts of the Dalai Lama's acceptance speech, presents a detailed biography, and outlines the reasons behind the Nobel Committee's decision to honour the Dalai Lama. From the main page, users can access a transcript of the Committee's presentation speech, and can read a short press release related to the prize. Further information about the Dalai Lama himself is found in a separate section, which includes: a biography complete with a short bibliography of printed materials; the Dalai Lama&a From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Latse contemporary Tibetan cultural library Latse Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library is a centre for research on modern Tibetan Cultural Studies. Its Web site introduces the aims of the library, outlines its collections, and gives notice of conferences and events. In addition to an extensive textual introduction to the library's collections (which include books, encyclopaedic works, blocks and prints), the Web site also features English and Tibetan versions of the library's publicity brochure. Two versions of its (bilingual) newsletter are also available to browse or to download in pdf format. Users can also search the libr From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


River music From 2001 to 2003, the River Bar in Beijing's famous 'Bar Street' was home to an eclectic range of live music, from folk and acoustic to rock. Its online resource introduces some of the underground musicians who played at the River Bar, provides MP3 samples of their music, and tells a short history of the music venue. A section on musicians who played at the River Bar will be of most interest to researchers of contemporary urban culture. Users can read a short biography of each individual or group, and can listen to a short MP3 sample of their music. Samples include those from: From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


CHIME - European foundation for Chinese music research The online resource from CHIME (Chinese Music Europe) introduces the aims and activities of this European foundation for the promotion of research into Chinese music. Based in Leiden, The Netherlands, the foundation hosts lectures and conferences, runs a specialised archive, and publishes monographs and a journal on Chinese musicology. From the main page, users can access textual information on the history and activities of CHIME, and can view a bibliography on Chinese music studies. Topics in this bibliography include: music history and theory; popular music; oral narrative and folk songs; an From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Jeroen on Chinese rock Jeroen Groenewegen's 2005 MA Thesis from Leiden University on the Beijing-based punk band, Tongue, is now available online, along with additional textual information on Chinese rock and electronic music. From the title page, users can access a page based on Groenewegen's thesis, and are able to download a full-text version in pdf format, along with a MPEG performance by Tongue (which can be downloaded in JetAudio format). This section of the Web site also acts as a gateway to other online resources relating to the rock and underground music scene in China, and provides a list of Chin From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Foreign relations of the United States 1961-63 : China, Korea, Japan This online resource is the electronic version of a published compilation of declassified US government documents related to foreign relations with China, Korean and Japan during the presidency of John F. Kennedy (1961-3). The volume forms part of a series of publications prepared by the US State Department's Office of the Historian that selects, edits and seeks the declassification of documentation relevant to foreign decisions. Sources of documents include: Department of State; presidential papers; Department of Defence; and CIA. Whilst the documents presented provide insight into key From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Dunhuang art This website publishes online the book entitled "Dunhuang art" (ISBN 8170173132) by Prof. Duan Wenjie and translated into English by Tan Chung. The book focuses on the approximately 500 caves containing 45,000 square metres of frescoes and 2,415 stucco colour statues of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas located at Mogao, on the oasis of Dunhuang, in the a portion of the of the Gobi desert in Gansu Province. The author is a leading authority on the topic and this is the only book available in English that presents a Chinese perspective of the caves. Dunhuang is the largest Buddhist centre in China and t From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Dr Sun Yat-sen's mausoleum The online resource for the mausoleum of Dr Sun Yat-sen, founder of the National Party and believed by many to be the father of modern China, introduces visitors to its surroundings on Nanjing's Zhongshan Mountain, and provides biographical information on Sun himself. Users can read a substantial textual introduction to the history of the mausoleum, along with details of Sun's life. This biography includes photographs and reproductions of his political writings. A separate section also chronicles the political importance of the legacy of Sun Yat-sen to future leaders of China. Photog From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Digital Himalaya Hosted jointly by Cambridge University and Cornell University, Digital Himalaya is an online archive of material relating to the Himalayan region, covering journals, maps, photographs and film. Collections mainly relate to Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. The Williamson Collection will be of interest to scholars of Tibetan culture, comprising photographs and film taken in Tibet in the 1930s by Frederick Williamson when serving as a British Political Officer. Williamson's fascinating 16mm films can be viewed online (users will need to install QuickTime), along with scanned images of the original f From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Himalayan art resources Himalayan Art Resources is a huge online archive of painting, sculpture and textiles from the Himalayan region, assembled from collections around the world. Users can browse by type of art from the main page, or can look through particular collections, which include: museum collections; photography; private collections; images in publications; and art from particular sacred traditions (including the Bon religion, forms of Buddhism and Hinduism). When selected, each image is annotated with title and date information, along with soundfiles of titles in Tibetan and Sanskrit. Users can also zoom i From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Digital library and museum of Buddhist studies The Digital Library and Museum of Buddhist Studies, from the National Taiwan University Library, is an online resource centre that supplies textual information on Buddhist scriptures, Buddhist teachings, and the languages used in them. Users can search an online database of bibliographies, online full-text publications, e-journals and e-books using keywords or more specific search terms. The Web site provides online guides to the main languages used in Buddhist texts, including Sanskrit, Pali and Tibetan lessons. Those interested in the Tibetan language should note that its dedicated page is o From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Tibetan government in exile The Web site of the Government of Tibet in Exile reports the latest news from Tibet, provides textual information about Tibetan language and culture, and displays facts on Tibet's geographical location and population. From the main page, users can access links to current news stories, covering articles on the activities of the Dalai Lama, and developments on the political status of Tibet. Short pieces on Tibetan culture feature: music; women in Tibet; Buddhism in Tibet; Islam in Tibet; and the Dalai Lama. Users will also find sections on the political status of Tibet, and on guidelines fo From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Foreign relations of the United States, 1964-1968 Containing documents declassified prior to 2001, this section of the US State Department deals with America's contacts with Tibet (which was invaded by China in 1955) from 1964 to 1968). Comprising one main page, the Web site includes documents from American officials, the Nehru government and the Dalai Lama, covering: the CIA's relationship with Tibet; US contacts with India urging them to take a stronger political line over Tibet; and reports on the conditions in Communist-held Tibet in the 1960s. For example, the first document lists US financial aid to Tibetan exiles (including a From New Humbul Resources on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Kazakhstan Info The web of information here about Kazakhstan originates there, and so does its authenticity. The Internet has made it possible to both learn from professional experts and to virtually see and hear from almost any nation or culture. Countries and cultures From Golden Swamp on November 28, 2005 at 7:05 p.m..


Mary MacKillop Institute for East Timor The Mary MacKillop Institute for East Timor, established in 1994, fosters a range of educational opportunities for the advancement of East Timorese people. The Institute assists the Church in East Timor in the work of literacy education, particularly through the Tetun language; supports the well-being of East Timorese people where a need is perceived or help is sought in health education, advocacy, humanitarian assistance, other educational opportunities and cultural initiatives. From Recent Items on November 28, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Kururrungku Catholic Education Centre Kururrungku Catholic Education Centre is a learning place for children and adults from Billiluna Community. Billiluna Community is located at the top of the Canning Stock Route, in the Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia. The students of Kururrungku are Aboriginal people. Most are Walmajarri but some are Kukatja, Jaru and Walpiri. Their website contains photographs of school activities in a desert community. From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 6:15 a.m..


Luurnpa Catholic School Luurnpa Catholic School, Wirrimanu (Balgo Hills) is situated in the south-east Kimberley region of Western Australia. Their website contains information about the school and its desert community. The rich culture of the Kukatja people is shown through photographs of desert life and artwork. Luurnpa is a bilingual school where instruction is given in Kukatja and English, where both languages are treated with equal respect. From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 6:15 a.m..


English Language Unit - Web Resources List of sites containing mostly full-length video lectures, talks, interviews in streaming video (some audio only). Many with transcripts, some with accompanying Powerpoint slides, where indicated. All are viewed in Real Player, except where indicated. Includes: Gresham College provides 50-odd streamed public lectures on a variety of subjects (put together by streamuk.com); RSA lectures and debates: a wide variety of contemporary topics and issues. Audio only; Global change British futurologist Patrick Dixon presents 42 short video talks and comments on issues including cloning, IT, environmen From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 2:54 a.m..


FSEAA Vision 2020 Conference FSEAA is inviting all industry leaders, experts, innovators and educators to the thought leadership event - VISION 2020. This intensive one day of big topics will bring challenging material and new ways of thinking about professional services, education, globalisation and your role in the future of Australian Industry. The day will focus on the knowledge worker across all fast moving, globally focussed fields, through the lens of the Financial Services sector. This is an event for anyone interested in the future of industry education, no matter what the sector - and there will be plenty to inf From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 1:23 a.m..


Digitisation in the UK – the case for a UK Framework A report based on the Loughborough University study on Digitised Content in the UK Research Libraries and Archives Sector commissioned by JISC and the Consortium of Research Libraries (CURL). In 2005, JISC and the Consortium of University Research Libraries9 (CURL) commissioned Loughborough University to undertake an in-depth investigation into the current state of digitisation in the UK, and this document draws on its findings. It charts how far we have come to date and makes the case for strengthened coordination and the establishment of a UK framework to ensure future projects are better ex From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 1:23 a.m..


The Pre-Service Country Teaching Mapping Project In 2004 DEST funded the Rural Education Forum Australia to map the range of pre-service country teaching programs currently available in Australian teacher education courses, with specific reference to professional experience and practicum placement. The Pre-Service Country Teaching Mapping Project involved research into current placement programs, a literature review and interviews with officers in government and non-government school systems and sectors. Summary report. From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 1:23 a.m..


Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS) 2004 The Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS) is a joint initiative of the Australian Sports Commission and state and territory departments of sport and recreation. ERASS collects information on the frequency, nature and type of activities of persons aged 15 years and over for exercise, recreation and sport during the 12 months prior to interview. Information is available for both organised and non-organised exercise, recreation and sport, for all states and territories and for a variety of demographic variables. From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Teaching and the movies: The Dead Poets Society Curriculum leadership Journal 3: 37 Teaching and the movies: The Dead Poets Society. One of three articles by pre-service teachers examining the representation of teachers in popular films. Louise Davidson examines 'The Dead Poets Society'. When viewed uncritically, these views of teaching have the potential to create unrealistic beliefs within pre-service teachers about what constitutes 'good' teaching. From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Bloglines A free online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content. As Bloglines is a web-based service, there is no software to download or install - simply register as a new user and you can instantly begin accessing your account any time, from any computer or mobile device. From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Computer Security Day Computer Security Day was started in 1988 to help raise awareness of computer related security issues. Our goal is to remind people to protect their computers and information. This annual event is held around the world on November 30th although some organizations choose to have functions on the next business day if it falls on a weekend. From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Carnegie Mellon Agreement Flinders University, Carnegie Mellon University and the State of South Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, confirming a significant collaborative relationship between Flinders University's Flinders Institute of Public Policy and Management and Carnegie Mellon's John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management. The Chancellor of Flinders University, Sir Eric Neal AC CVO, attended the signing ceremony in Adelaide where Professor Chris Marlin, Acting Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University, Professor Mark S. Kamlet, Provost of Carnegie Mellon University, and the Hon. From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


The Garage The Garage provides access to classic car repair information and a photographic album of Queensland motoring history. Repair manuals are from the State Reference Library collections and photographs are from the John Oxley Library. From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


UNICEF Child Poverty Report Released The global survey of industrialized nations, Child Poverty in Rich Countries 2005, contradicts widely-held assumptions that the percentage of children living in relative poverty is declining across the economically-developed world. Instead, the report prepared by UNICEF's Innocenti Research Centre found that only four OECD nations – United Kingdom, U.S.A., Norway and Australia - have achieved significant decreases since 1990. The report illustrates that three fundamental forces – social trends, labour market conditions and government policies - are the key determinants of child povert From EdNA Online on November 27, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Department of Education, Tasmania: Annual Report 2004-2005 This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of the work of the Department of Education, Tasmania, in the financial year 2004-05. From EdNA Online on November 27, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


M.C. Escher Brief Biography This is a very informative site about the life of MC Escher. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 27, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


AIDS, Educating - Raising Awareness - Building Community From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 27, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


AIDS, Educating - Raising Awareness - Building Community AIDS, Educating – Raising Awareness – Building Community www.aids.org This is a very informative web site filled with important information from preventing HIV/AIDS to living with and treating the disease. Every year it seems as though deaths caused by this disease continue to increase dramatically among every age, race, color or sex, whether homosexual or heterosexual. The first step in understanding HIV/AIDS is to be educated. This web site does just that. You can access video presentations of Doctors giving lectures and lessons on many different aspects of this disease. You can view infor From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 27, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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