CFP: RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage

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30th Anniversary Issue of RBM

As some of you may know, Spring 2016 is the 30th anniversary of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Cultural Heritage (formerly Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship). To commemorate this important milestone, we are working to produce a very special issue of the journal:


The idea for this issue came out of the editorial board’s desire to support a more open-access model for the online version of the journal, while still staying true to our roots in the physical material. Therefore, we’d like to make this a special theme issue, and we’re actively soliciting submissions on the broadly-defined topic of “the digital vs. the physical”. We’ll be sending out this call for submissions to all of the allied fields that RBM represents, and we hope to see submissions from rare books, manuscripts, archives, museums…and YOU!

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2015.

Please send manuscripts directly to me at

Don’t be afraid to “think outside the box”. It can be a research article, an essay, a haiku, a cartoon, artwork—you name it! Just make it new, and make it thought-provoking.

To supplement the print version, and to continue playing with the “digital vs. print” theme, we will consider selecting additional submitted content for the web page of the journal.

Jennifer K. Sheehan, Ph.D.
Editor, RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Cultural Heritage

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