- This is the report i have assembled to submit to David Sales at CCAOM for transmission to other committee chairs. I must send it by October 25th. Please addMessage 1 of 1 , Oct 20, 2013View SourceThis is the report i have assembled to submit to David Sales at CCAOM for transmission to other committee chairs. I must send it by October 25th. Please add any comments etc.
David Sales of CCAOM has requested that the library committee submit an interim report on selected issues for distribution to chairpeople before the salem meeting in november. He asked specifically our views on two issues; FDP and consortium. In the meantime the new internal CCAOM.NET is ready.:
1. Rejoining internal ccaom.net
CCAOM.NET has been reactivated; we will have to rebuild memberships, documents etc. I recommend we go to the new NET; please send your e-mail address to David Sale <executivedirector@ccaom. comcastbiz.net>, ensuring that the e-mail address ends in the name of their school (e.g., fivebranches.edu). In this way, David can maintain the continuing security and integrity of the site for all CCAOM members going forward.
From the chair: I will start reloading documents from the Yahoo group. These documents were lost in the crash of the previous version.
2. Standards for First Professional Doctorate and implications for libraries
Criterion 9-2: Library Resources and Access
A. The sponsoring institution's library must include adequate space and access time appropriate to the numbers of learners enrolled in the program.
Who defines “adequate space” and “access time?” Does access online count?
From the Chair: These terms are probably defined in terms of the mission and methods of teaching of the given institution.
Criterion 9-3: Professional Librarian
A. The institution must employ one or more professional librarians with expertise in library development, acquisitions, cataloging, management, and on-line research.
What is the definition of “professional librarian?” MLS?
Bethyn A. Boni, M.L.S., Library Director
Professional Librarian really means a Degreed Librarian, which is an MLS degree from an accredited University Library & Information Science School.
3. Any further action on consortium issues.
In these tight economic times, a concerted effort for CCAOM libraries to support a consortial program is vital.
I have suggested considering consortial subscriptions to save money. Membership in SCLEC for reduced fees, and/or arrangements with OVID E Books on TCM, and others such as CINAHL and ALTHealthwatch databases, because these cover topics of interest to us.
First off, It makes sense to pool schools, alumni and NCCAOM (people and resources) to offer access to articles from subscription databases. Especially if abstracts point to an article per se that is 30$ . Do the 53 college libraries have interlibrary loan? I am about half way through looking at all the websites and have even virtually gone to Austrailia and found a good acupuncture libguide there.
DOAJ and Acutrials are good. Though the latter only (free for now) includes two kinds of studies, not case studies which is more realistic than protocol ...
Doreen O'Sullivan LAc.
From the chair: we have possibly two libraries at this point interested in material ILL. Issues on the consortium have been going for years without definite resolution. This will be a main topic of the Spring meeting in May 2014 in San Antonio Texas.
October 20, 2013