This blog covers the entire domain of sericulture. It is designed for providing a common platform for discussion between scientists, policy makers and students in the field. reproduction of content from this blog with due acknowledgement is encouraged.

Useful Links

Web links are vital for any knowledge sharing website. Sericulture as a separate discipline is highly concentrated. The number of organisations, educational and research institutes and websites in this area is limited. Over the past three years we have been gathering information on such organisations and websites for the benefit of our readers. The encouraging response has inspired us to open a separate page for links to such websites. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.


UNIVERSITIES and ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS
RESEARCH INSTITUTES
GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS-INDIA
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
  • International Sericultural Commission (ISC) the aims of the International Sericultural Commission are: to encourage and promote the development and improvement from the technical, scientific and economic points of view, of all the activities dealing with sericulture in general
  • The Black, Caspian Seas and Central Asia Silk Association (BACSA) was established after the “International Workshop on Revival and Promotion of Sericultural Industries and Small Enterprise Development in the Black, Caspian Seas and Central Asia Region”
  • United Caribbean This website has an exclusive page on sericulture
  • The Silkroad Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in 1996, to promote the study and preservation of cultures and art on Inner Asia and the Silk Road. The site is a treasure house of information.
RELATED ORGANISATIONS
  • Silk in S India is a blog owned and maintained by Prof. Simon Charsley, leading authority on Indian sericulture
  • Silk Road Links: This sites gives links to a large number of websites on silk road and a number of downloadable documents.
  • Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of China Inscribed under the UNESCO website in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
  • Pricilla Lowry Silks Priscilla Lowry is a Medievalist & Silk Historian, author, lecturer and designer
  • Wormspit.com is an immensely useful site giving general information on silkworms, silkmoths and silk owned and maintained by Michael Cook
  • Krishi World page on Sericulture industry and its potential in India. Krishi World is a website on Indian agriculture
  • Digital Silk Road Digital Silk Road Project is a research project on creating digital archives of cultural heritage through collaboration between informatics and humanities
  • The history of silk is a web page of silk.org.uk.
  • Seri care a division of HEALTHLINE Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, India has made a remarkable impact on the silk industry
  • Sericum is a page dedicated for silk under a Dictionary of Greek and Roman by William Smith, Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.
  • The Silk Road JournalThe journal serves as the means to alert readers about upcoming programs connected with Silk Road topics. All article freely accessible.
  • The Northampton Silk Industry , Northampton silk project
WEB DOCUMENTS/ FREE FULL PAPER
  • IDRC Digital library on silk. The International Developemntal Research center Digital library
  • IDRC Digital Library on sericulture. The International Developmental Research Center Digital library   
  • Modular Employable Skills (MES) in the Sericulture Directorate general of employment and training, ministry of labour and employment government of India Course Curricula
  • UNDP This UNDP website on ‘Sericulture as development and child labour’ gives a  lot of general information also.
  • History of Sericulture by Dr. Ron Cherry Reproduced, with permission, from ESA, Bull. Entomol. Soc. Am.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica online page on sericulture and silk gives a lot of general info.
  • Vidyanidhi (Meaning 'Treasure of Knowledge' in Sanskrit) is India's premier Digital library initiative to facilitate the creation, archiving and accessing of doctoral theses.
  • Idea India.Com This is a website to promote and sell digital books, articles & photos about the Indian sub-continent or by authors from the sub-continent online at prices to ensure that they are easily accessible.
  • Global trade in silk gives maps giving representative picture of the global silk industry
  • ISC web database Website of International Sericulture Commission, France

  • FAO on Silk Food and Agricultural Organisation Corporate Document repository on ‘silk’
  • FAO on sericulture  Food and Agricultural Organisation Corporate Document repository on ‘sericulture’
  • UNICEF on silk United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund publications on ‘silk’ 
  • UNICEF on sericulture United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund publications on ‘sericulture’ 
  • WHO on silk World Health Organisation’s publications on ‘silk’ 
  • WHO on sericulture World Health Organisation’s publications on ‘sericulture’ 
  • UNESCO on silk  UNESCO publications on ‘silk’ 
  • WTO on silk World Trade Organisation’s publications on ‘silk’ 
  • WTO on sericulture World Trade Organisation’s publications on ‘sericulture’ 
  • UN on agriculture UNITED NATIONS publications on ‘agriculture’ 
  • WB on silk World Bank’s publications on ‘silk’
  • WB on sericulture World Bank’s publications on ‘sericulture’ 
  • KASETSART JOURNAL papers are available for download, on sign up
  • CORE HISTORICAL LITERATURE IN AGRICULTURE: CHLA is a core electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. For a related collection of core texts in the disciplines of home economics, see Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH) at http://hearth.library.cornell.edu/
  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY DIGITAL LIBRARY: Columbia’s Libraries, with over 10 million volumes, over 100,000 current journals and serials, and an extensive collection of electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, and other nonprint formats, rank as one of the top five academic library systems in the nation SILK
  • NAMAZU- The Japan Academy Digital Library on Sericulture
  • CiNii Full Text Journal Directory SILK related page
  • SCHOLARIUS: Scholarius, founded in the year 2008, aims at building a comprehensive digital repository of unpublished data and reports that can be used by researchers working in any discipline
  • University College London, Gower Street, London- Document Library
  • QUESTIA Silk related queries
  • HERMES-IR (Hitotsubashi University Repository): Journal Articles, Theses and Dissertations, Department Bulletin Papers, Research Papers, Conference Papers and Presentations, Books, Other Academic Materials 
  • The INTERNET ARCHIVE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format 
  • NISCAIR ONLINE PERIODICALS REPOSITORY (NOPR)
  • Online Library of Libertyto encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals

  • STATISTICAL DATA RESOURCES

    • FACT FISH a very useful site comparing country-wise import export and general data
    • India Agronet Agricultural resource center statistical and general information on Indian agriculture including export import, production, trade etc.
    • Cybex Exim Solutions is a market research venture conceived with the aim of eliminating the information gap that has long hampered the Indian Foreign Trade scenario. Exim data and other info related to silk is available
    • Central Silk Board, India The daily price data is updated in relation to Cocoon & Raw Silk, Silk Waste, Silk Yarn prices.
    • Companies and Markets dot Com gives a range of reports which contain Silk market statistics. Market statistics data in the reports are market size, market value, company analysis and key market trends and issues on the Silk industry
    • Indiastat.com is a cluster of 51 sites including India-specific, Sector specific and State specific sites. This page gives statistics on Silk.
    • UN COMTRADE is the pseudonym for United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database. Over 170 reporter countries provide the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) with their annual international trade statistics data detailed by commodities and partner countries. This page gives data on silk trade.
    • Market Access Data Base provides information concerning EU and Member State authorities and international organisations involved in trade operations and trade promotion. This page gives data on silk.
    • UNCTAD Statistics overview United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has many useful statistical documents on silk
    • Statistics Bureau of Japan The Statistics Bureau and the Director-General for Policy Planning of Japan play the central role in the official statistical system in producing and disseminating basic official statistics, and coordinating statistical work under the Statistics Act and other legislation.
    • National Bureau of Statistics of China National Bureau of Statistics is in charge of statistics and economic accounting in China. In Accordance with the Statistics Law of the People's Republic of China
    • Chinastatistics.net offers the latest, most comprehensive, and one of the largest sources of China-based statistical reports to executives, bankers, librarians, industry analysts, consultants, academics, and researchers.
    • ISC Statistical data base from the website of International Sericulture Commission, France
    WEBSITES OF INTEREST
    • Thai silks the site is dedicated for commercial Thai silks
    • Rwanda invest Rwanda’s textile factory - a news paper report 
    • Thailandiwork Silk weaving in Thailand
    • The Silkworm and Silk-making Process website: EntrePinoys Atbp. EntrePinoys Atbp is a website which gives information on business opportunities. Investments and livelihood resources
    • Cultural China: Kaleido scope cultural China is a general website which also gives lot of info on Chinese farming and sericulture
    • China Travel. Com: Gives information on Sericulture And Silk Craftsmanship Of China 
    • Randomwire is the blog of David - a British technologist living and working in Hong Kong. Here he shares his musings on life in Asia, technology trends, design, travel photo stories, and anything else which takes his interest 
    • Flicker Photographs A large collection of photographs on sericulture 
      Silk Road Links: This sites gives links to a large number of websites on silk road and a number of downloadable documents.
      Mongols, Ancient China and the Silk Road: A blog published by Hans van Roon

      An international collaboration to make information and images from Eastern Silk Road freely available 
    • Connect.in.com Gives a large number of useful Photographs on Sericulture and related fields
    • Silkworms gives information for class room teaching and projects at school level
    • Vanya silks are wild or forest-based silks produced by Muga, Tasar, and Eri silkworms
    • SEMINAR The monthly symposium on India- full text of seminar papers available
    • KN RAJ LIBRARY and data base, Center for Development Studies, Kerala. This is one of the important centers in India for Economics and Development Studies
    • The Union Budget of India, is the Annual Financial Statement which is presented each year on the last day of February by the Finance Minister of India in Parliament. The site gives exhaustive information and actual documents.

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