LINGUIST List 5.1412

Thu 08 Dec 1994

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Message 1: South Asia Gopher

Date: Mon, 5 Dec 94 9:22:01 EST South Asia Gopher
From: David Magier <magiercolumbia.edu>
Subject: South Asia Gopher

In response to my posting of instructions for submitting entries to The
international Directory of South Asia Scholars, I've been asked to post
instructions for access The South Asia Gopher (the online resource
through which the Directory itself is published). Here is a general
introductory file on the SAG, which includes instructions for accessing
it online. David Magier

The South Asia Gopher (SAG) is a collection of worldwide
network-accessible information resources relating to South Asia. It is
available free to the public over the global Internet, via Gopher, Mosiac,
WorldWideWeb, or direct telnet connection to the host at Columbia
University. It is still very much "in progress"--and no doubt always will
be--but you can now begin to use it.

WHAT DOES IT OFFER?

*Bibliographic resources: direct links to the online catalogs of the
world's top library collections on South Asia, with brief text files
describing the particular strengths of each collection. Links to indexes,
databases and online catalogs of South Asian films and videos available
through interlibrary loan, comprehensive databases of journals and
periodicals (e.g. the Library of Congress New Delhi Field Office Serials
List), music discographies of South Asian music, etc.

*Links to electronic text archives for South Asia materials (Sanskrit
texts online, electronic dictionaries, electronic journals), as well as
software for displaying and printing South Asian languages and fonts.

*Listings of (and direct links to) South Asia-related newsgroups, news
digests, listservs, mailing lists, bulletin boards, organizations, NGOs,
societies, etc.

*The International Directory of South Asia Scholars, a fully-searchable
keyword-indexed database of scholars, librarians, and other South
Asianists, and their teaching/research interests.

*The International Directory of South Asia Research Institutes.

*A listing of South Asia-related academic job postings and position
vacancies.

*A chronological calendar of upcoming conferences, performances, exhibits
and events.

*Direct connections to online resources in Germany, Australia,
Netherlands, India, UK, and elsewhere.

*South Asia teaching resources, including the Inventory of Language
Materials (ILM), produced by Prof. Frances Pritchett and maintained here
at Columbia.

*Specialized information archives, databases, datafiles (census data,
health, environment, maps, etc.).

*Forthcoming: other new resources too numerous to mention.

HOW DO I GET TO IT ONLINE? HOW DO I USE THE GOPHER?

Simply gopher to: (gopher.cc.columbia.edu 71); and then navigate down
through the menus as follows (Be sure to use port 71):
 CLIO Plus/SELECTED TOPICS/South Asia

If you have a gopher client software, use the following pointer ('bookmark'):
 Type=1
 Name=The South Asia Gopher
 Host=gopher.cc.columbia.edu
 Port=71
 Path=1/clioplus/scholarly/SouthAsia

 OR

Simply telnet to: (columbianet.columbia.edu). Once connected to
Columbianet, select the menu item marked "CLIO Plus." Within that menu,
you'll find an item on the list labelled "SELECTED TOPICS: Internet
Resources By Subject" Select that one, and within it you'll find the South
Asia Gopher!

 OR

If you use MOSAIC or Lynx other web-browser, use this URL:
 gopher://gopher.cc.columbia.edu:71/11/clioplus/scholarly/SouthAsia

HOW YOU CAN HELP THE GOPHER GROW

Other new resources (created locally or by groups of South Asianists)
projected for the future include: a Union List of South Asian Newspapers
on Microfilm (under construction by Irene Joshi of Washington and others);
the Chronology of Urdu Literature; a comprehensive listing of grant and
fellowship opportunities for South Asian Studies; an archive of Indian and
Pakistani graphic image files; and any other text files, databases,
bibliographies, or other resources that the community of South Asianists
would like to make available to each other world-wide.

Can you help with projects like these, or provide something of your own?
Are there resources that may have been overlooked? Do you notice errors
or bugs in the Gopher's system? Can you think of ways to make the Gopher
more friendly? If so, please be sure and tell David Magier at
magiercolumbia.edu

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