Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT (including The Swedish School of Library and Information Science)
Swedish School of Library and Information Science
I am a doctoral student in library and information science. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Library Science (Hons.) from Chiang Mai University, Thailand, a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and a joint International Master in Digital Library Learning (DILL) from Oslo University College/Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, Tallinn University, Estonia, and the University of Parma, Italy. My research interests include Thai “local information”, a broad area comprising what in Sweden and internationally are described in terms of traditional knowledge (TK), Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK), cultural heritage, local history, and community information. I am also interested in cultural heritage in a general sense, information seeking behavior, social media, and user studies.
I am writing a doctoral thesis on the Provincial University Libraries of Thailand’s work with selection, digitisation, management, and making accessible of Thai local information. The project makes use of qualitative methods in the form of interviews, observations, and document studies, with a theoretical framework based in activity theory. The research project as a whole thus far comprises six articles (see also link to publications in DiVA below):
• Nonthacumjane, P. (2021). Roles of local information professionals of the Thai provincial university libraries. Knygotyra, 76, 260-293. https://doi.org/10.15388/Knygotyra.2021.76.83
• Nonthacumjane, P. & Nolin, J.M. (2022). Four typologies for understanding local information. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/GKMC-05-2021-0083
• Nonthacumjane P., Maceviciute, E. & Wilson, T. (in press). Organizational aspects of collaboration on local information management by Thai provincial university libraries. Journal of Library Administration.
• Nonthacumjane P. (in press). Patterns of participation in social media by members of the Local Information Working Group of PULINET, Thailand. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries.
• Nonthacumjane, P. & Johansson, V. (submitted). Shaping Local Information in Thailand: Hidden Contradictions in the Digitisation Activities of the Provincial University Library Network (PULINET).
• Johansson, V. & Nonthacumjane, P. (submitted). Representational Work and ‘Reverse Order’ Essentialism: Digitisation of Local Information in Thailand and Bhabha’s Third Space.