Re: [ccaomlcaom] acupuncture classifications in NML and LC
- I do not know that CcAOM awards any grants.Naomi BroeringOn Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 9:49 AM, David York <dyork@...> wrote:
Hello everybody. I've been following this discussion and I agree that each of our libraries can independently determine which organizational system works best for us. Here we use LC call numbers exclusively- I'm able to do original cataloging so we haven't had any problems expanding as our collection grows. I'd be interested in hearing more about any grants or other funding that CCAOM has available to help libraries. Thanks for the ongoing dialogue!
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Subject: Re: [ccaomlcaom] acupuncture classifications in NML and LC
Just my .02 cents worth. Before you pursue this idea around, I need to inform you that established libraries exist with big collections. We have more than 149 books.
The Paciifc College of Oriental Medicine has 3 campus libraries with a total of over 25,000 items in the collection. All are classified using Library of Congress. We have more than just acupuncture materials.
We can use some NLM subject headings but our Call numbers are all in LC.
Do you really believe that the CCAOM has the resources to help pay for an entire reclassification of our library collections? Hmm................................!
Libraries can exist independently with their own call numbers.
On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06 PM, emd89bz <emd89bz@...> wrote:
Classifications for Acupuncture in NML and Library of Congress
NATIONAL MEDICAL LIBRARY ACUPUNCTURE CLASSIFICATION
WB 369 Acupuncture. Acupuncture therapy. Moxibustion
WB 369.5 Specific techniques, A-Z
WB 369.5.A17 Acupressure
WB 369.5.A18 Acupuncture Analgesia
WB 369.5.E2 Ear acupuncture
WB 369.5.E4 Electroacupuncture
WB 369.5.M5 Meridians. Acupuncture points
WB 369.5.M9 Moxibustion
WB 371 Cupping. Counterirritation
(e.g., Mustard plasters)
WB 373 Punctures (General or not elsewhere classified)
[WB 375] [This number not used]
WB 377 Spinal, cisternal and ventricular puncture
WB 379 Biopsy
WB 381 Phlebotomy. Bloodletting
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
RM184 General works
It was proposed at the last meeting of LCAOM to suggest a
regularization and expansion of the LC classification to account for
detailed subject areas within acupuncture general topic. the propose
schema is contained in the meeting notes of the Chicago meeting. I
will annotate and send these in another email.
bear in mind that the suggestions from the Chicago meeting are
*suggested expansion of the classification schemes, not required
*suggested guidelines for future classification of material, not
necessarily looking to retrofit already classified material, unless
there is a decision to do so.
*the expanded classifications may not be needed for smaller
collections (the Jones Medical Library in Houston has only 149 titles
in acupuncture all under WB369.)
*should the expanded classifications be accepted in some official
way, there may be financial support from CCAOM for reclassifications.
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