From Cultural Physical Artifact to the New Media: Reproduction Process of the Inscriptions Database in Thailand.


ผศ.ดร.พรพรรณ ประจักษ์เนตร, Mr.Nopphadol Pimsarn


2017 ISDA International Conference


The objective of this study was to investigate the cultural reproduction process
through the case study inscription database in Thailand. This study employed qualitative
approach in which the researcher classified data collection method into 2 means: in-depth
interview with key informants involving in database of inscription in Thailand including
university professors and academic researcher as well as data collection from documents,
websites and cultural physical artifacts.
Findings from the research suggested that procedure of cultural reproduction
consisted of four processes as follows: production, dissemination, consumption and
reproduction. The production step started from entering data from the inscription into
computer and then in database management system. Image, Sanskrit to Thai translation and
journal articles regarding the inscription were also stored into database for the purpose of
further dissemination. There were two platforms of disseminations including websites and
Facebook Fan Page. With respect to consumption, users acknowledged that “the inscriptions
in Thailand database” could significantly help facilitate their use. With respect to
reproduction, it was crucial that stake holders who taking charge of preserving the
inscriptions in Thailand must choose the best method to maintain the inscriptions in Thailand
in order to ensure that inscriptions in Thailand could survive sustainably. Therefore, database
of inscription in Thailand have been regularly maintained and updated for a latest version of
an operation system. The results of this study provided a new knowledge to the cultural
reproduction processes, all inscriptions were well preserved, while a new database of
inscription in Thailand has been generating. This means that both old and new inscriptions
were kept together.
Suggestion for further research, the next study may be conducted by using
quantitative research methodology that will obtain wider data of users of the inscriptions
database in Thailand. Suggestion to apply this research to the most benefit is the use of
modern technology to disseminate these inscriptions to general people who can have
convenient accessibility

From Cultural Physical Artifact to the New Media: Reproduction Process of the Inscriptions Database in Thailand.. สถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์, 2017 ISDA International Conference (18-27).