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Title: "Personal Libraries and Causes of Their Development: Some Case Studies in Nepal"
Authors: Paudel, Kishor
Nyaichyai, Lila
Citation: Paudel,Kishor (2023)."Personal Libraries and Causes of Their Development: Some Case Studies in Nepal" [Master's thesis, Tribhuvan University ].TUCDLIS elibrary. https://elibrary
Issue Date: 13-Jul-2023
Publisher: Central Department of Library and Information Science
Keywords: 1. Private and family libraries
.2 Collectors and collecting
Abstract: This thesis, “Personal Libraries and Causes of Their Development: Some Case Studies in Nepal”, provides an overview of the personal libraries of Nepal and their development. Ten case studies, namely Dr. Mahesh Raj Pant, Prof. Dinesh Raj Pant, Prof. Dr. Rajesh Gautam, Prof. Dr. Madhav Bhattarai, Gyan Mani Nepal, Nirmal Shrestha, Sajeev Tha Shrestha, Shishir Vaidya, Indra Prasad Adhikari and Badri Pandey & Sarita Humagain are taken from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Palpa districts. The cases include, the documents management system of documents in private library, sustainability of the personal libraries, reasons behind the expansion or contraction of private libraries, and the future aim of those collectors. Qualitative data were collected by applying observation and interviews. Many individuals have embraced the idea of curating their own personal libraries, which not only serve as a source of knowledge but also reflect their unique interests and personalities. Employing document management systems and security systems shows that they are sincere about their collections to keep them safe.The findings reveal that the main reasons for the development of private libraries are family legacy, reading culture, writing habits, hobbies, and professions. On the other hand, financial considerations, funding problems, and the changing generations and migrations to the abroad are the key factors affecting the sustainability of the libraries. While the future aim of the collectors for their libraries is to donate or handover the collection, expand, reorganize, and make use of it in the future to make it useful to others, depending on what family members suggest. In conclusion, personal libraries have become a significant trend among readers, reflecting their passion for collecting books and creating unique spaces for knowledge exploration. The organization of documents, individual reading habits, and the sustainability of these libraries contribute to their continued growth and development. Collectors have diverse aims for their collections, while the impact of digital technology poses both opportunities and challenges for private libraries. Through qualitative data collection methods such as interviews and physical observations, this thesis provides a comprehensive overview of the various aspects surrounding personal libraries in the current reading landscape. Key Words: Collectors and collecting, Private and family libraries vi CATALOGUE OF THE THESI
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