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Library of Congress Publishes Two-Volume Bibliography of Western Language Resources on Indonesia

The Library of Congress has published Unveiling Indonesia-- Indonesian Holdings in the Library of Congress: A Bibliography, a two-volume, comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on Indonesia.

Compiled by A. Kohar Rony, Southern Asia area specialist in the Library's Asian Division, the bibliography contains nearly 17,000 entries and three indexes--name, subject, and title.

Indonesia, with an evolving society of diverse cultures, has been an important leader in Southeast Asia since its independence in 1945. The country continues to be of great interest--historically, politically, and economically--to scholars, businessmen and political leaders. This bibliography will provide access to the Library's vast holdings on this region.

Unveiling Indonesia is divided into 30 subject areas, including reference and general works, geography, media, libraries, museology, history, demography, migration, rural and urban development, social systems, language, religion and popular beliefs, agriculture and economics, education, government and legal systems and foreign relations. Formats covered ranged from reference to audio-visual materials.

The Library's collections on Indonesia include pre-World War II materials. Substantial portions of the collections, however, date from 1964, when the Library established a field office in Jakarta and started a special acquisitions program.

Unveiling Indonesia, with eight illustration, is available for $74. It can be purchased from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250- 7954. When ordering please cit stock number 030-000-00273-3. Credit card orders are taken at (202) 512-1800 and Fax orders at (202) 512-2250.

"I am confident that a wide range of readers will find this bibliography not only interesting, but of real use. It is offered not merely as a catalog of holdings--a simple, though very long computer printout would do for that, of course--but as both a challenge and encouragement to further reading and research. All of us who take an interest in Indonesia and Indonesian studies in the United States are in debt to Kohar Rony and the Library of Congress for making this impressive tool available to us."--William H. Frederick, Ohio University.

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