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Study on DDC classification numbers in Buddhism expanded for specific areas of pagodas and temples in Myanmar
- The main objective of this paper is to identify classification numbers expanded the specific areas for Buddhist pagoda abd temples in Myanmar. Even in the current Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme, the class numbers assigned for Buddhism are not sufficient to describe the specific area of each pagoda and temple situated in Myanmar. This paper attempts to identify the supplemented classification numbers for Buddhism, especially by two ways: pure notation and mixed notation. In this paper, mixed notation system that shortens the class number is applied. For the area of Myanmar, notation "M" is assigned. Then each region and state should be assigned the notation number from 1 to15 base upon their arrangement stated in the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar 2008. It can produce expanded class numbers for Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar. Such expansion classification numbers can be utilized as an amendment to the current edition of DDC. It is believed that these expanded classification numbers will be useful for the descriptive cataloguing in classifying books on Buddhist pagodas and temples.
Saw Mya Kyi Tha
- Journal of the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science (MAAS)