National Committee for Information Resources on Asia

General :

  • ASIALIB (Asian Libraries Mailing List) is an Australian based list devoted to Asian studies. 
  • H-ASIA is an international electronic discussion group established in l994 by Steven A. Leibo of the Sage Colleges & Suny-Albany and Frank F. Conlon of the University of Washington. During the summer of 1996 Marilyn A.Levine started serving as a third editor.The principal regional emphasis of the list is South Asia, South-east Asia, Eastand Northeast Asia and Central Asia. H-ASIA's discussion list is a twenty-four hour academic seminar open only to graduate students professors and academic librarians interested in the subject of Asian Studies and specifically Asian history.
  • EASTLIB is a U.S. based list devoted to Asian studies.
  • NATIONAL ACADEMIC MAILING LIST, also known as 'JISCmail' is a service facilitating discussion collaboration and communication within the UK higher education and research community. Its discussion lists cover a vast range of topics and if it does not have a discussion list which interests you, they can help you set one up. Lists are only created if they benefit the UK higher education and research community.
Hebrew Studies
  • LIS-HEBRAICA-LIBS  is a mailing list for UK librarians in educational institutions with Hebraica collections to discuss matters of mutual concern such as collection development, cataloguing and meetings
  • H-Judaic is the moderated and edited electronic discussion group of the Jewish Studies Network. It is the premier electronic source concerning Judaica and the academic study and discussion of Judaism ancient, mediaeval, and modern

Middle East and Islamic Studies

  • LIS-MELCOM-UK  is a mailing list for librarians in UK educational institutions for the purpose of circulating meeting details and minutes; also any other business of common concern on library matters 
  • LIS-MIDDLE-EAST   is a mailing list dealing with concerns common to librarians, archivists and academics with responsibility for or an interest in Middle Eastern and Islamic collections and bibliography; members are from the UK, Europe and US.
  • MELANET is a mailing list used by US-based librarians in Middle Eastern subject areas. 
  • H-Mideast-Medieval is a discussion network for scholars and others interested in the study of the Islamic lands of the Middle East during the medieval period. 
  • H-Mideast-Politics is an academic discussion forum where substantive information and analysis can be presented of Middle East current affairs and of its relevance to the foreign policy of states outside the region. The list covers the entire area from Morocco to Malaysia and from Kazakhstan to Somalia. The emphasis is on contemporary politics.

South Asia :

  • INDOLOGY is a discussion list established in 1990 by Dominik Wujastyk of the Wellcome Institute as a forum for Sanskritists, MIA and NIA language specialists, Dravidologists, historians, and others interested in any aspect of Indological studies. The discussion on INDOLOGY is not monitored, censored, edited, or otherwise controlled but the founder of the group maintains a ``watching brief'' and sometimes intervenes if the discussion is inappropriate for one reason or another, but such interventions are purely matters of persuasion and argument. Indology is also a forum for the exchange of new job advertisements as well as information on computer software for dealing with Indic languages. Several fonts and other utilities are available free from the online INDOLOGY archive.
  • SASIALIT mailing list is for the discussion of contemporary literature of South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), including works by authors of South Asian origin throughout the world. The primary focus of the list is on authors who work in English. The list is presently unmoderated, but the sponsor of the list reserves the right to introduce moderation if noise becomes a problem.


  • NIHONGO is devoted to discussions about the Japanese language, computers and Japanese, and Japanese culture as it relates to language. To subscribe to Nihongo send mail to: [email protected] with only the line: SUB NIHONGO [your real name]. To unsubscribe use the line: UNSUB NIHONGO. To contribute to Nihongo send mail to: [email protected]

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