Internet Guide for Chinese Studies Newsletter
23 Jul 2003 (Hanno Lecher)

New in IGCS - Politics, History, Internet:

Digital Archive for Chinese Studies (DACHS)

Ed./Corp.: Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg,
Heidelberg, Germany.
URL.: http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/dachs/
Language: English.

Supplied note: [... A] project aiming at capturing and archiving Internet
resources reflecting public discourse in or about China that otherwise would
be lost for future research. In contrast to the Internet Archive
(http://www.archive.org/), DACHS should be able to more flexibly respond to
events and issues relevant to the Chinese society. Download activities
started in August 2001; so far [Jul 2003 - HL] we have collected about
630,000 files roughly corresponding to 9 GB in data. The collection includes
Web sites, e-journals, films, snapshots of discussion boards, as well as
hundreds of single documents. Topics covered are the 16th Party Congress of
the CCP, China's and Taiwan's accession to the WTO, the September 11 terror
attack, Falun gong, SARS, and many others. The digital archive is part of
ChinaResource.org, a project of the Institute of Chinese Studies, University
of Heidelberg, financed by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und

Contents: (1) About DACHS (Introduction; Collection Policy; Legal Issues;
Working Routines; Technical Infrastructure; Current Status); (2) Access
(Metadata Search; Fulltext Search [under development - HL]; Table of
Contents; Special Collections); (3) Publications; (4) Links; (5) Contact;
(6) Management.


With kind regards,

Hanno E. Lecher



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