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01 September 2006

Digital Silk Roads Project (DSR)
01 Sep 2006

National Institute of Informatics (NII), The Toyo Bunko, Tokyo, Japan

"Digital Silk Roads Project is a research project for creating digital archives based on collaboration between informatics and humanities."

Site contents:
* Digital Silk Roads: Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books (; Citadel of Bam, Iran: Keeping Memories and Gathering Information for Post-earthquake Reconstruction; Silkroad Narratives (Discovery of Civilizations of Central Asia, Silk Roads in Rare Books); Digital Silkroad Kids; Silkroad Maps (Historical Map Collection: Serindia -- Vol.5 (1. Thumbnail 2. List of Maps 3. View on Google Earth) Innermost Asia -- Vol.4 (1. Thumbnail) Results of a scientific mission to India and high Asia -- Atlas Part I, Part II (1. Thumbnail); Geographical Search: (Map Search - Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books Silkroad GIS [in preparation]); Gazetteer (Digital Silk Roads Gazetteer [Google Earth])); Silkroad Terms; Silk Roads in Photographs; NII Imaginary Museum DSR;
* Overview: About the Project; Portal Sites at NII; Sub Projects; Publications and Others; Project Members; Support;
* Symposium: Nara Symposium [December 10 - 12, 2003]; Tokyo Symposium [December 11 -13, 2001].

[A site in JP and EN. Some sectiones are exclusively in JP - ed.]


Internet Archive*/

Link reported by:
T. Matthew Ciolek (

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Corporate Info.
* 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]: over 3,000 [in fact, 50900]
Src: The Asian Studies WWW Monitor ISSN 1329-9778

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