This Database CD-ROM is combined with the index to the Journal of the Burma Research Society (1911-1977), compiled by U Than Aung (Rangoon: Department of Library Studies, Diploma in Librarianship, 1978).
It is made up of 59 volumes, published over a period of 70 years. It includes a total of 136 Journals comprising of more than 1300 articles, 30,000 pages of text and over 500 photos, graphs, charts and maps. A total of 377 authors are
represented and 631 subjects are included. Searches of database can be carried out by author, title, subject, volume number and publication year.
The CD-ROM contains 2 Versions: Academic Vesrion and Web Version. Upon installation, users can select one.
The Academic Version comes with user friendly search options, advanced sorting of search results and customised print out features for reference purpose.
The Web Version can accept either Internet Explorer or Netscape as its browser for searching the database and viewing articles. It can also act as
a web server so that any type of computer in your network (Mac, Unix or
Windows) can use the database in searching and viewing articles through their installed web browser.
THE BURMA RESEARCH SOCIETY
The Burma Research Society was inaugurated on 29 March 1910 at a meeting held at the Bernard Free Library, Rangoon. Its aims were "the investigation
and encouragement of Art, Science and Literature in relation to Burma and
the neighbouring countries ".
From the start the Burma Research Society represented a fusion of the energy
and initiative of a generation of both Burmese and Europeans - early leading luminaries being John S.Furnivall, Charles Duroiselle, U May Oung, Gordon
Luce and U Pe Maung Tin. The Society's meetings and Journal were a forum for enthusiastic debate and research on Burma for seventy years.
As well as publishing the Journal, the Burma Research Society played a
leading role in the publication of rare Burmese historical and literary manuscript texts and in the publication of prescribed school textbooks.
In the wartime period, the Society sponsored the publication in India of a useful series of eleven 'Burma Pamphlets'.
The Society also published its Fiftieth Anniversary Publications (Rangoon:
Burma Research Society, 1960-61. 2 vols.) of which the first volume
consisted of papers read at the Society's fiftieth anniversary conference,
with photographs of all past presidents of the Society, and the second, and
most useful, volume reprinted a selection of articles on history and
literature from earlier issues of the Journal (including articles by D.G.E.
Hall, G. H. Luce, U Kaung, and U Pe Maung Tin).
There is an Index to the Journal of the Burma Research Society (1911-1977) compiled by U Than Aung (Rangoon: Department of Library Studies, Diploma in Librarianship, 1978. 138p.) covering vols. 1-59 and the Fiftieth Anniversary Publications volumes, with entries listed by author and subject. In 1980, the Burma Research Society celebrated its seventieth anniversary with a conference at Rangoon University, but the Society was closed down soon after and its Journal ceased publication. Like the Journal of the Siam Society it was the premier research journal on Burma. Foremost Myanmar Historian Dr. Than Tun was the Editor for many years in the post Independence years.
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