In the News: Digitising Newspapers


A recent edition of Matichon Online has a story about digitising old newspapers including จีนโนสยามวารศัพท์ (Chino Siamese Daily News), กรุงเทพเดลิเมล์ (Bangkok/Krungthep Daily), หนังสือพิมพ์ไทย (Thai Newspaper) and The Bangkok Times. (more…)

Homemade Book Scanner


A few of the books I’ve collected are very old, fragile and can’t be digitised on either a normal flatbed scanner or flatbed book scanner without damaging them. So, I’ve built a camera-based book scanner.


The Importance of Maintaining the Culture of the Nation


ความสำคัญในการบำรุงวัฒนธรรมของชาติ (“The Importance of Maintaining the Culture of the Nation”) was published by the Department for Publicity in 1941 under the government of Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897 – 1964).  (more…)

Digital Bangkok Recorder Facebook Page Created


A Digital Bangkok Recorder Facebook page has been created to help promote this project. Please send us a “like”.

Book Sharing


I’ve a selection of old Thai books at home – dictionaries, textbooks covering grammar, linguistics & etymology, plus various miscellaneous trinkets such as the official announcement of the appointment of Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram and his cabinet ministers, including Luang Wichitwathakan. I also have a few pieces of nationalist propaganda from around the time of World War 2. I’d like to share these books with a wider audience and have been thinking about how best to do so.