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Pacific Languages and Resources Links

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SIL: PNG Language Resources Many of Papua New Guinea’s languages are considered endangered. Below is a listing of some highly endangered languages in PNG. The list is intended to provide a sample, and is not intended to be exhaustive. Each language name below is linked to a short assessment of language vitality, together with a list of known language resources.
2004 APEC Workshop on Resource Sharing in Digital Libraries Digital library development has great potential for every member economy to transform digital divide into digital opportunity. This workshop program aims to provide a forum for member economies to share their experience in the digital library development and explore ways on cooperation and collaboration of digital libraries. In the workshop, Chinese Taipei, the host of the workshop, also plans to share with APEC member economies their experiences of the practices on a national-scale Digital Archives Project.
Vanuatu Cultural Centre The VCC is an organisation that works to record and promote the diverse cultures of the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu. The VCC runs an extensive network of volunteer workers around the country who record information and participate in projects run by the Centre.
Pacific Manuscripts Bureau The Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, known as Pambu, copies archives, manuscripts and rare printed material relating to the Pacific Islands. The aim of the Bureau is to help with long- term preservation of the documentary heritage of the Pacific Islands and to make it accessible. Pambu microfilms comprise the most extensive collection of non-government primary documentation on the Pacific Islands available to researchers.
Pacific Studies WWW Virtual Library The best collection of links on the Pacific.
Pacific Linguistics, Publishers PL is the premier publisher for linguistic work on the Pacific and SE Asia.
Melanesian Studies Resource Center This site is intended to provide an overview of library materials, both published and unpublished, pertinent to the study of Melanesia. UCSD's collection strengths for this area include anthropology, European voyages of exploration and research, archaeology, linguistics, and history.
Pacific islands music & Dance: a cyber guide This site was started as a project for the "Music of the Pacific Islands" course at the University of Michigan in Winter 2001. A list of links.
Charting the Pacific, ABC Documents relating to the whole Pacific, including useful links listed by country.
Secretariat of the Pacific Community One of the oldest regional organisations in the world, SPC celebrated its 50th anniversary on 6 February 1997. It is a non-political, technical assistance and research body, fills a consultative and advisory role.
Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA) Welcome to the official homepage for the Pacific islands Museums Association (PIMA) and the Pacific Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS Pasifika). Together PIMA & ICOMOS Pasifika form the Pacific Heritage Network.
Just Pacific - links to Pacific arts and culture websites These are some sites assembled from various sources and/or used in the course of my research over the past decade. The focus is primarily anthropological, relating to the culture and society of Pacific islands and islanders, and to those services and resources that may be of use to other researchers. No undertaking is given about the quality of material on any of these sites, and nor do I necessarily agree with all or any of the material contained on any particular site. With those caveats, this page may be freely copied or downloaded.
Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies The Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies (CPAS) at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, was established in 1991. Developed from the former Centre for Australian and Oceanic Studies, the CPAS has an interdisciplinary character and covers Oceania, including Australia and New Zealand, Continental Asia and insular Southeast Asia.
Publication of Early Papua New Guinea Recordings, Don Niles We have devoted much energy to researching the whereabouts of early PNG recordings, located in archives throughout the world, and arranging their repatriation.
LLRX -- Law of the Pacific Islands This Resource guide deals with internet sites providing Caselaw, Legislation and Government home pages for the Pacific Island region. There are also links to several relevant journals, and to academic sites providing dedicated Pacific Law web pages, or Centres dealing with Pacific Law.
Multimedia Art Asia Pacific (MAAP) MAAP is a not for profit organisation that promotes excellence in art and technology in Australia/Asia Pacific regions. MAAP is a presentational platform to enhance awareness and exchange of creative ideas in New Media Art focusing on Australia and the Asia Pacific regions. MAAP showcases a wide range of unique art and technology projects. MAAP provides a space for artists, multimedia developers, screen practitioners, and sound artists to exhibit and profile work created in this domain. Artforms include new media installation, web design, digital graphics, animation, video, sound, photography, CD-ROM, and the Internet. MAAP (Multimedia Art Asia Pacific Inc). MAAP seeks to create an international space dedicated to fostering artistic creativity and experimentation in digital and other contemporary technologies. MAAP seeks to expand critical debate in the art form and to the wider community. Type: Collection
Melanesian Interest Group The Melanesian Interest Group
of the American Anthropological Association
Micronesia over the years the MicSem photo albums Each of the following mini-albums on the islands offer a look backward at Micronesia as it was yesterday.  It is a walk through the past, as seen in images rather than written text.  The albums are changed periodically and feature photos from the Micronesian Seminar library collection and the resources of other institutions in the area.
The art of Kula Nearly a century ago, it was predicted that the exchange of shell valuables in the Massim region of Papua New Guinea, Kula, would disappear. Not only has this prophecy failed to come true, but today Kula is expanding beyond these island communities to the mainland and Australia.
PapuaWeb - Papua information network An information network for researchers, development practitioners, government agencies and others working on issues relevant to Papua, Indonesia
Music Archive for the Pacific The Music Archive for the Pacific has been established by the Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia for the main purpose of providing a collection of recordings of indigenous music, related books, journals, musical instruments and art works to interested persons for research purposes.
Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania The ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN OCEANIA (ASAO) is an international organization dedicated to comparative studies of Pacific topics. ASAO holds annual meetings with a special format designed to facilitate discussion and develop topics for publication.
South Pacific Organizer Moon Handbooks tourist guides to the Pacific.
SIBMAS, International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts Since 1954 SIBMAS has been the forum for colleagues from all over the world promoting research, practical and theoretical, in the documentation of the performing arts
University of the South Pacific The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the premier provider of tertiary education in the Pacific Region, and an international centre of excellence for teaching and research on all aspects of Pacific culture and environment.
Moving Images of the Pacific Islands (University of Hawaii) The Center for Pacific Islands Studies has recently completed (January 2003) a revision of its on-line Guide to Films and Videos about the Pacific Islands on this site. The database contains over 2,700 entries
Pacific Collection, University of Hawaii The Pacific Collection at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Hamilton Library offers materials relating to the island regions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Internationally recognized for the excellence of its holdings, the Pacific Collection contained over 75,000 volumes in 1994. Approximately 3,000 volumes are added to the collection each year.
Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database This database contains 93,823 lexical items from 455 languages spoken throughout the Pacific region. These languages all belong to the Austronesian language family, which is the largest family in the world. It contains between 1,000 and 1,200 languages.
Each language in our database has around 210 words associated with it. These words correspond to basic items of vocabulary, such as simple verbs like 'to walk', or 'to fly', the names of body parts like hand or mouth, colors like red, numbers (1, 2, 3, 4) and kinship terms such as Mother, Father and Person.
Guide to protecting traditional knowledge and culture published An important - and free - handbook published today gives a pathway to policy-makers looking to protect indigenous culture by legal means. The book is called The Guidelines: Guidelines for developing national legislation for the protection of traditional knowledge and expressions of culture based on the Pacific Model Law 2002.
Produced by the Cultural Development Bureau of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community with the support of the New Zealand government, the 90-page book outlines issues that policy-makers need to consider when developing national legislation to protect traditional knowledge and expressions of culture from theft and misuse.
Intute Directory: Pacific Island Studies Welcome to the Arts and Humanities pages of Intute. We are a free online service providing you with access to the best Web resources for education and research, selected and evaluated by a network of subject specialists. There are over 18,000 Web resources listed here that are freely available by keyword searching and browsing.

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