Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage (formerly Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship, RBML) is the Association of College and Research Libraries' journal covering issues pertaining to special collections libraries and cultural heritage institutions.

As rare book and manuscript libraries have metamorphosed into special collections libraries, so too have special collections libraries changed into (or perhaps begun to acknowledge that they have always been) cultural heritage repositories. The opportunities for new professional conversations are proliferating. How we cope with emerging technologies, new economic models for collecting, the creation of strategic partnerships, and the ways in which people experience the "authentic" are themes that will be part of the conversations taking place within the pages of RBM.

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 is published twice a year. It is an independent ACRL publication. It is not a membership journal and is sent to members of ACRL's Rare Books and Manuscripts Section only if they subscribe.

 
 

Open Access Policy

RBM is an open access journal. All contents are freely available immediately to the public without charge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of all contents. Authors retain their copyright and articles are published under a CC-BY-NC license.

 

Online Access

Online access to the full text of C&RLC&RL News, and RBM is provided free of charge. More information on ACRL's commitment to open access is available in an FAQ on the ACRL website.

For additional information, contact:

Association of College and Research Libraries
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-280-2517
Email: dfree@ala.org

 

Print Subscriptions

Print subscriptions to C&RL News and RBM are available through our offline order form for email and fax orders. Single issues of each title, along with College & Research Libraries, are also available.

C&RL became an open access, online-only publication in January 2014.

C&RL News is additionally provided as a benefit of membership in ACRL. Visit the ACRL website for information about becoming an ACRL member or renewing your membership.

Subscription Rates

C&RLC&RL became an open access, online-only publication in January 2014. No print subscriptions are available. Single issues - $15.

C&RL News: 1-year (nonmember) subscription: $56-US. $61-Canada and other PUAS countries. $66-Other foreign countries. Single issues - $11.

RBM: 1-year subscription: $50-US.$56-Canada and other PUAS countries. $67-Other foreign countries. Single issues - $26.

Contact

ACRL Subscriptions
P. O. Box 16715
North Hollywood, CA 91615
Phone: 844-291-0455 (toll free), 818-487-4555
Fax: 818-487-4550
Email: ACRLSubscriptions{at}pubservice.com

Allow 4-6 weeks for order processing.

 

RBM Alerts

Email Alerts

RBM table of contents email alerts are available free of charge from ACRL. Sign up for Table of Contents Alerts through Constant Contact.

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