RE: [ccaomlcaom] Portland meeting minutes
- Thanks for all the useful information about the ccaoml meeting. Sorry I
I hope I can make the next one in SF. Let me know when.
Naomi C. Broering, MLS, MA. FACMI
Dean of Libraries
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
7445 Mission Valley Rd. Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92108-4407
619-574-6909 ext 134 or 800-729-0941
Fax 619 574-6641
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Subject: [ccaomlcaom] Portland meeting minutes
LCAOM met in Portland Oregon on Wednesday, October 17th.
Attendance: Jim Emdy, Five Branches University (chair),Ewa Hammer,
DRCOM, Amy Khan, PIHMa, Sue Mall, OCOM, John Krasno, YO SAN, Tom
Haines, PCOM, Dick Pittein and Chaitania, Wu Hsing Tao School, Chaitania.
There was consensus that cooperation among the libraries and resource
sharing was highly desirable and preferable to competition and
duplicate effort. It was recognized that the libraries vary in size
and focus, some just beginning collection development, while others
are fairly well established.
The primary means of cooperation is achieved through effective
communication. This can be achieved through use of the listserv group
yahoo group. Currently there are 29 members, and a link on the CCAOM
home page leads to the listserve group. Other libraries and
information staff are encouraged to join. Email contact between
individual libraries is also possible. Information is also available
on the home pages of the various colleges of oriental medicine. Five
Branches library can be used as a focus for information sharing.
The group agreed that it is highly desirable to maintain some
consistency in development of information resources. This could
include general procedures for collection development, suggestions for
a common terminology and compatible classification systems.
There was a brief discussion of the implications of the DAOM program
proposals on the information needs of the school.
The following actions are proposed:
1. Encourage and expand membership in the yahoo group.
2. Prepare documents on collection development and related issues.
3. Update the directory of schools of oriental medicine, particularly
in terms of library contacts. This document is available in the yahoo
group documents section.
4. Information on translation programs to facilitate research from
materials in Chinese, etc.
5. Explore the possibility of having key texts on oriental medicine
digitalized through Google or Open Content Alliance.(This item was
actually not discussed at the meeting)
The next meeting site will be San Francisco, California.
Thanks to the participants at the meeting. Documents and further
communication will be forthcoming.
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