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30 July 2015

On the road: some user guides to libraries and archives

Over the last couple of years I have been tweeting the many notifications that I have received on users' experiences of archives and libraries. Even if an institution has its own website, readers' impressions can be very helpful. Twitter, however, has limitations so far as archiving data is concerned so I thought it could be useful to publish a list of the references I have collected so far. If readers have more uptodate information or know of additional archives and libraries, please let me know and it can be added in.

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A travelling scholar monk carrrying a load of Buddhist scrolls. From Cave 17, Mogao, near Dunhuang, Gansu province, China. 10th century AD (Stein collection Ch. 00380, BM 1919,0101,0.168) © Trustees of the British Museum

Most of these reviews were published during the last two years and came from the following sources:

For Middle Eastern studies, Evyn Kropf, University of Michigan Library, gives an excellent general overview and further references in her Manuscript Collection Research Guides and Online collections of digitized Islamic manuscripts.

For Chinese studies, Bick-har Yeung, Former East Asian Librarian, University of Melbourne, reported on visits in 2014 to major Chinese research collections in the UK, Paris and Singapore, in East Asian Library Resources Group of Australia Newsletter 65 (2015).

The following reviews are listed here by country:

Afghanistan

Azerbaijan                

Bosnia & Herzegovina      

Bulgaria       

Cambodia    

China            

Egypt             

Georgia        

Germany       

Greece          

India             

Indonesia    

Iran               

Ireland          

Israel            

Japan            

Jordan           

Kazakhstan  

Mongolia     

Morocco

Netherlands

Pakistan       

South Korea 

Spain            

Taiwan         

Turkey           

UK                  

USA                

Uzbekistan

 

Ursula Sims-Williams, Asian and African Studies
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