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Title:An exploration of the value of a collaborative model of collection management for Lanna cultral material in libraries in Northern Thailand
Author(s):Jarusawat, Piyapat
Subject(s):cultural informatics
community informatics
knowledge management
Abstract:The Lanna region in Upper Northern Thailand has a distinct cultural heritage. Libraries have an important role to manage the collections of such cultural material. Yet following the management practices of developed countries may be inappropriate. Library and information professionals should encourage local people to participate in collection management to meet the needs of Lanna people and manage local knowledge. The aim of the study is to develop a model of community-based collection development model for Lanna cultural material. The objectives of the study are to better understand the nature of Lanna cultural knowledge; explore community beliefs about their culture; investigate information professionals’ expectations about how such material is best managed, and, on this basis, to develop guidelines for a collaborative model of collection development. This study adopts an interpretivist worldview within a critical paradigm to understand the world of Lanna culture and to explore storage, collection, access management, preservation and promotion of it in various libraries. The main approach is case studies underpinned by ethnography and field study.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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