ERIC Number: ED441508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
National Award Books as Quality Information Resources in Thailand.
This paper deals with the importance of book contests and book awards in Thailand, especially the National Book Awards announced during the National Book Week. The results of an analysis of the fiction and nonfiction national award books by author, content, and subject are discussed in order to show how these highly recognized books are quality information resources. A study of the availability of these national award books in some leading academic, school, public, and national libraries is also presented. The findings offer suggestions for improving book production in Thailand, enhancing the value of national award books, and making information professionals and users aware of these quality information resources and putting them to the best use. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Books, Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Fiction, Foreign Countries, Information Sources, Library Materials, Library Surveys, Literary Awards, National Libraries, Nonfiction, Postsecondary Education, Problems, Public Libraries, Publishing Industry, Reading Materials, School Libraries
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/001-114e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand