The Classification of the Transliterated Lanna Literature Books at the Northern Thai Information Center, Chiang Mai University Library

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Piyapat Jarusawat

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The Northern Information Center at Chiang Mai University Library is a place where publications, rare documents, manuscripts, and archives concerning Northern Thailand are stored. The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system is used for book collections. The specific category called Northern Books is represented by the letter ‘N’ which is associated with the number of classes. This particular type of books can be accessed through Online Public Access Catalog (often known as OPAC) held by Chiang Mai University Library. Another significant 181 books originated from transliterating LannaTham script inscribed in the Palm Leaf Manuscripts or Mulberry paper to the Thai script is called ‘the transliteration of Lanna literature’.
The contents in the book are classified into 7 main classes namely 000 (Philosophy and Psychology), 200 (Religions), 300 (Sociology), 400 (Linguistics), 600 (Technology), 800 (Literatures), and 900 (History and Geography). The sub-classes with the most topic areas are 294 (Buddhism-North), 895 (Thai Literatures-North), 959 (Thai History), and 340 (Ancient Laws) respectively. The book of Lanna literature transliteration sorted by the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system was found in the same category of general books written in Thai script. However, there is no keyword and specific category available in Online Public Access Catalog for the book. Furthermore, it was found that classification numbers of some books were not related to the contents of the books and there was misinformation on the name of an author as a transliterator despite the fact that the book was not transliterated. The symbols or dditional alphabets should therefore be assigned “the transliterated work” in the subject field or “the name of transliterator” should be added alongside the author’s name. Therefore, the users could precisely search and know that the book was transliterated from LannaTham script to the Thai script.

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Jarusawat, P. (2020). The Classification of the Transliterated Lanna Literature Books at the Northern Thai Information Center, Chiang Mai University Library. Journal of Human Sciences, 21(2), 198-213. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JHUMANS/article/view/242892
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