[Libs-Or] OLA Quarterly Author Showcase: Katie Lockwood, UWS

Charles Wood wuchakewu at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 20:05:39 PDT 2018


Katie Lockwood is the Metadata and Systems Librarian at University of
Western States’ W.A. Budden Library where she has worked since 2005. Please
download and read her latest article, “Classification and the Specialized
Library: Creating a Local Expansion of NLM Classification for Chiropractic
Materials,” here: https://commons.pacificu.edu/olaq/vol24/iss1/5/

>From Katie’s article: “In order for our small, specialized library to
provide better access to its focused collection, the author decided to
think outside of the classification box and create an expansion for NLM
Classification focused on specific chiropractic therapeutic techniques. I
was inspired by an NLM expansion for alternative healthcare developed at
National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) that UWS has used for many
years to provide better browsability for materials on alternative
therapies. In particular, the section of NUNM Classification on medicinal
herbs inspired the development of a similar expansion for chiropractic,
with each technique assigned its own Cutter number.”

If you are interested in working in special libraries, Katie’s article is a
good description of the innovative work you may be able to perform in
one.  Read
on to learn about the history of NLM classification in medical libraries,
how Katie designed a classification expansion for a local collection, and
an interpretation of the results and benefits to the medical university it
serves.
Thank you,
Charles Wood
OLA Communications
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