Vol 19, No 1 (2018)
Editor’s Note (read it this time, please)
Rare Book and Special Collections in Overview: Producing a National Directory
References to Archival Materials in Scholarly History Monographs
Touch Tables for Special Collections Libraries: Curators Creating User Experiences
Anna Dysert, Sharon Rankin, Darren N. Wagner
Making Book History: Engaging Maker Culture and 3D Technologies to Extend Bibliographical Pedagogy
Courtney Jacobs, Marcia McIntosh, Kevin M. O’Sullivan
Peter Devereaux and Carla Diane Hayden. The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures.
Alison Cullingford. The Special Collections Handbook, Second Edition.
Keith Phelan Gorman
Freda Matassa. Valuing Your Collection.
David Thomas, Simon Fowler, and Valerie Johnson. The Silence of the Archive.
Tamara E. Livingston
RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage (RBM), a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1, 2017. Submissions will also be considered on a rolling basis for future issues. Additional information is available on the journal’s website: http://rbm.acrl.org/.
The Fall 2016 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Cultural Heritage is still in-process, but it’s already time for me to start nudging you for Spring 2017. There’s no special theme for this issue, so we’ll take a look at everything (within reason). Here’s a link to the type of content we usually include, in case that’s helpful: http://rbm.acrl.org/site/misc/about.xhtml. Please remember that our journal isn’t just restricted to rare books–we’re interested in content related to working in and with all sorts of cultural heritage collections.
We always need time to peer review and request revisions if necessary, so I’m setting the deadline for the spring issue as the beginning of January. If you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can email your submissions and/or questions to me email@example.com.
I hope to see lots of interesting content coming our way. I know that there’s plenty of great research, writing, and exploration going on out there, and I hope you’ll consider sending some of it RBM‘s way.
Jennifer K. Sheehan, Ph.D.
Editor, RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Cultural Heritage
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
phone: 212/838-6690 ext. 2
Applications 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
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
The deadline for receipt of applications is October 1. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Finalists will be interviewed by phone when the position is closed.
From Library Journal‘s Info Docket:
ACRL’s “RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage” Becomes an Open Access Publication
ACRL announces that its special collections and cultural heritage-focused journal RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage became an open access publication beginning with its Spring 2016 30th anniversary issue.
Read the full article.