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Re: [ccaomlcaom] acupuncture classifications in NML and LC

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  • Naomi Broering
    I do not know that CcAOM awards any grants. Naomi Broering
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 26, 2008
      I do not know that CcAOM awards any grants.
      Naomi Broering

      On 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!


      David York, MLIS, Librarian

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      From: ccaomlcaom@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ccaomlcaom@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Naomi Broering
      Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 1:51 PM
      To: ccaomlcaom@yahoogroups.com
      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. 

       For example:

      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. 


      Naomi Broering



      On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06 PM, emd89bz <emd89bz@...> wrote:

      Classifications for Acupuncture in NML and Library of Congress


      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

      RM184 General works
      RM184.5 Points

      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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