This is a reminder that the Library Committee will meet on Wednesday,
October 15th in Chicago at 1:30 p.m. Room at the hotel to be
announced. Please submit items for the agenda through this group.
Here is the tentative agenda. Hope to see many of you there.
1 Implications of the new ACAOM library evaluation format.
I am working on getting the form for distribution.
2. Possibility of forming local consortia to jointly purchase more
Evaluation of research resources available from within the libraries,
in the community and available for purchase.
3. Procedures for providing materials to faculty--purchase or loan
from the collection?
4. Library role in preparing students for local and national
Book lists relative to the exams will be available at the meeting.
5. Implications for CCAOM libraries of ACCAHC research efforts.
From a recent meeting of ACCAHC
Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care
ACCAHC Research Working Group (RWG) Sets Priorities in Face-to-Face
Retreat July 22-23, 2008
After a year of phone conferencing, the ACCAHC RWG met face-to-face at
the home of co-chair Christine Choate, DC, PhD, director of the
research center at Palmer College. All but one of the RWG members were
able to attend. RWG co-chair Richard Hammerschlag, PhD, from the
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, chaired the meeting. The group
first clarified a mission statement:
ACCAHC Research Working Group Members at the July 22-23 Retreat
Left to right, standing: Reed Phillips, DC, ND, Mitchell Haas, DC, MA,
Carlo Calabrese, ND, MPH, Martha Menard, PhD, CMT, Wendy Weber, ND,
MPH, PhD, Lixin Lao, LAc, PhD, Janet Kahn, PhD, LMT, Heather Zwickey,
Seated, co-chairs: Christine Choate, DC, PhD and Richard
Not present: Patricia Herman, ND, MS, PhD, David Barnes, PhD
Photo (and ACCAHC staff person): Beth Rosenthal, PhD, MBA, MPH
The mission of the ACCAHC Research Working Group is to promote mutual
understanding, collaborative activities, and interdisciplinary health
care education through research. The RWG members agreed on three
broad recommendations to begin fulfilling this mission: 1) shift
culture at CAM institutions to embrace research; (2) re-direct the
research agenda regarding these disciplines so that it is of use to
the professions; and 3) build research capacity within the different
disciplines. The group decided that #2 was too large for that meeting,
and tabled it for the time being. Subgroups developed action steps to
move #1 and #3. A key focal area is practice-based research networks
(PBRN). For more details, please contact us. Good work!
6. Classification scheme in Library of Congress and NML schemes for
cataloging materials about acupuncture.
W class NML
WB369 General works, including acupuncture therapy
WB369.5 Special topics, A-Z, e.g.
WB371 Cupping, counterirritation
RM class LC
RM184 Acupuncture, general works
RM184.1 Laws and legislation
RM184.2 Manuals and textbooks, e.g. Deadman
RM184.5 Points, Meridians(current LC practice)
RM184.6 Unassigned or possible assign to specific areas,m e.g. .K7
RM184.8 Five Elements
RM184.9 Special topics, A-Z, e.g.
.H5 Hand, limbs, etc
.K7 Korean (or in RM184.6?)
Animal acupuncture in SF.
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