from meeting notes of LCAOM, Chicago October 2008
6. Classification scheme in Library of Congress and NML schemes for
cataloging materials about acupuncture.
The major classification schemes are oriented to Western healing
modalities and do not provide adequate subclassification of Oriental
It is proposed that an elaboration of significant classification
numbers be established as a guideline for classification of these
materials. These would be suggestions, not requirements and would or
would not require retrofiting of existing collections, depending on
the choice of individual libraries. These would be intended as
helpful guidelines at least for new materials added to the collection.
Proposed schedules:(there is room here for changes and alterations)
W class NML
WB369 General works, including acupuncture therapy
WB369.5 Special topics, A-Z, e.g.
WB371 Cupping, counterirritation
(See separate email for complete WB369 schema)
RM class LC
RM184 Acupuncture, general works
RM184.1 Laws and legislation
RM184.2 Manuals and textbooks, e.g. Deadman
RM184.3,4 Unassigned, open to local interpretation or needs
RM184.5 Points, Meridians(current LC practice)
RM184.6 regional designation, e.g. K7 Korean acupuncture
RM184.8 Five Elements
RM184.9 Special topics, A-Z, e.g.
.H5 Hand, limbs, etc
Animal acupuncture in SF.