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Heading for Myanmar Personal Authors
- The study is based upon name elements of Myanmar pennames to catalogue Myanmar books written by Myanmar authors. Every library owns certain amount of collection and each of librarians is responsible to record their collections. In Myanmar, most librarians use Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules Second Edition (AACR2) to catalogue library materials, Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme to assign classification number and Sears List of Subject Headings to assign subject heading. Although AACR 2 is used for cataloguing books, actually it does not cover rules for Myanmar books and the existing rules are not convenient for Myanmar librarians. Therefore, this study aims to propose rules for Myanmar personal author names and to produce name authority file for Myanmar personal authors. The study area is defined at first and data concerning with the Myanmar author names will be collected. Then, those collected data are analyzed the extent of how they are compliance with existing rules. After analyzing, headings for Myanmar personal authors and an appropriate set of rules will be proposed. The outcomes of the studies are a table of Myanmar personal author names according to similarity of their compositional pattern, a set of proposed rules for Myanmar personal authors and name authority file of Myanmar personal authors with appropriate cross references. It is hope that this study is useful for Myanmar librarians. Moreover, it also serves as a pilot project to produce comprehensive name authority file for Myanmar authors.
Tun Aung Kyaw
- University of Yangon