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RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage – Fall 2017

RBM Fall 2017 coverThe Fall 2017 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage is now freely available online. Visit the RBM website for complete contents of RBM and its preceeding title Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship from 1986 to the present. RBM became an open access journal in Spring 2016.

Editor’s Note

Richard Saunders. “Editor’s Note.”

Research Articles

D. Courtenay McLeland. “Artists’ Books Collection Development: Considerations for New Selectors and CollectionsArtists’ Books Collection Development: Considerations for New Selectors and Collections.”

Melissa McMullan and Joanna Cobley. “Lessons in Ephemera: Teaching and Learning through Cultural Heritage Collections.”

Eddie Woodward. “The Epidemic in the Archives: A Layman’s Guide to Cellulose Acetate Lamination.”

Colleen Hoelscher and Sarah Burke Cahalan. “Rethinking Special Collections Moves as Opportunities, not Obstacles.”

Book Reviews

Jennifer K. Sheehan. Michelle Levy and Tom Mole. The Broadview Introduction to Book History.

Eric C. Stoykovich. Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures. Lorraine Daston, ed.

RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage – Spring 2017

RBM Spring 2017The Spring 2017 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage is now freely available online. Visit the RBM website for complete contents of RBM and its preceeding title Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship from 1986 to the present. RBM became an open access journal in Spring 2016.

Editor’s Note

Jennifer K. Sheehan. “Editor’s Note.”

Research Articles

Mariette Atallah. “Distortion of Content and Endangered Archives: A Case Study of a Donation to the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.”

Gerald Chaudron. “‘It’s Not Human!’: Another Example of Anthropodermic Bibliopegy Discredited.”

Jason W. Dean and Emily Grover. “Social Media as Entrée into Special Collections Reference Works.”

Kristen J. Nyitray and Sally Stieglitz. “Spies in the Archive: Acquiring Revolutionary War Spy Letters Through Community Engagement.”

Book Reviews

Mary A. Caldera. Kate Vieira. American by Paper: How Documents Matter in Immigrant Literacy.

Jolie Braun. Forging the Future of Special Collections, edited by Arnold Hirshon, Robert H. Jackson, and Melissa Hubbard.

Daniel J. Slive. G. Thomas Tanselle. Portraits and Reviews.

RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage – Fall 2016

rbm_17_2The Fall 2016 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage is now freely available online. Visit the RBM website for complete contents of RBM and its preceeding title Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship from 1986 to the present. RBM became an open access journal in Spring 2016.

Editor’s Note

Jennifer K. Sheehan. “Editor’s Note.”

Research Articles

Anne Garner, Johanna Goldberg, and Rebecca Pou. “Collaborative Social Media Campaigns and Special Collections: A Case Study on #ColorOurCollections.”

Jacob Gordon. “In the Flesh? Anthropodermic Bibliopegy Verification and Its Implications.”

Laila Hussein Moustafa. “From Peshawar to Kabul: Preserving Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage during Wartime.”

Silvia Vong. “A Constructivist Approach for Introducing Undergraduate Students to Special Collections and Archival Research.”

Book Reviews

Libby Hertenstein. A Great Library Easily Begets Affection: Memories of the William L. Clements Library 1923–2015. Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Cheney J. Schopieray, Emiko Hastings, and J. Kevin Gaffagnino, eds. Ann Arbor: William L. Clements Library University of Michigan Press, 2015. 169p. ISBN 978-1881606017.

Simran Thadani. Wolfgang Ernst. Stirrings in the Archives: Order from Disorder. Translated by Adam Siegel. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015. vi, 102p. $75. ISBN 9781442253957.

RBM Call for Submissions

rbm squareRBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage (RBM), a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by ACRL, seeks submissions pertaining to special collections and cultural heritage topics for its spring 2017 issue.

RBM is ACRL’s journal covering issues pertaining to special collections libraries and cultural heritage institutions. Those writing for RBM may include special collections librarians, archivists, preservation officers and conservators, artists, museum professionals, collectors, dealers, filmmakers, performance artists, faculty, students, researchers, and anyone interested in and working to preserve cultural heritage.

RBM represents a wide range of cultural heritage collections, especially the theory and practice of working in and with those materials,” said Editor Jennifer K. Sheehan of The Grolier Club. “I hope that students, practitioners, and academics all feel free to submit their relevant manuscripts for consideration.”

Topics covered in recent issues include:

  • the printing press as living history,
  • online discoverability of collections,
  • successful social media campaigns,
  • preserving cultural heritage during wartime,
  • interlibrary loan of special collections materials, and
  • embracing the future as stewards of the past.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas, knowledge, and experiences. To be considered for the spring issue, submissions are due to RBM Editor Jennifer Sheehan at jsheehan@grolierclub.org by January 1, 2017. Submissions will also be considered on a rolling basis for future issues. Additional information is available on the journal website.

Applications/Nominations Invited for RBM Editor

rbm squareApplications and nominations are invited for the position of editor of Rare Books & Manuscripts (RBM), the biannual research journal covering issues pertaining to special collections libraries and cultural heritage institutions of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The editor is appointed for a three-year term, which may be renewed for two additional three year terms. Membership in ALA and ACRL is required at the time of appointment. Qualifications include professional experience in academic libraries, a record of scholarly publication, editing experience, an ability to meet publication deadlines, an understanding of the scholarly communication process, and a broad knowledge of the issues confronting academic libraries.

Appointment will be made by the ACRL Board of Directors following the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting upon the recommendation of the search committee and the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee. The incoming editor will assume editorial responsibility in July 2017.

Nominations or resumes and letters of application, including the names of three references, should be sent to:

RBM Search Committee
c/o Dawn Mueller
ACRL
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
dmueller@ala.org

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Finalists will be interviewed by phone when the position is closed.

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