Tamil Malaysiana collection: a national heritage

Tamil Malaysiana collection: a national heritage. Jurnal PPM, 7. pp. 13-23. ISSN 1823-6308 (2013)


The Tamil Malaysiana collection at the University of Malaya Library is a unique, comprehensive and renowned collection in the country. It has been an important source of reference for researchers since its inception in 1956, which was in line with the establishment of the Indian Studies Department. The earliest collection of this library dates back to 1882. The collection is deemed a national heritage from its historical and archival contribution. Nowhere in the country attempts has been made to capture and preserve the local scene and happenings in the Tamil language. It has been a vital source of reference for activities in the
country such as story writing competition, preparation of speeches, exhibitions, scholarly writings, etc. This paper traces to the first compilation of local materials published in the Tamil language and discusses briefly the translated
works from the Malay language. It also lays down the current efforts taken to sustain the local collection and future plans to reach out to the nation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: University of Malaya Library, Local Tamil collection, Library heritage collection, Malaysiana, Collection development, Library services
Taxonomy: By Subject > Information Management > Library and Information Management
By Subject > Information Management > Library Science
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Depositing User: Muhammad Azrul Ayob
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2022 04:16
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2022 04:16
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