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

Current Issue: Fall 2018

RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, Volume Nineteen, Number 2, Fall 2018

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Fall 2018

Course Design, Images, and the Class-Curated Exhibit

Prendergast and Totleben

This article discusses the restructuring of a literature course to include a student-curated exhibit featuring rare, illustrated volumes from the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries. Faculty and library staff offered an experiential learning project for students to develop skills in the areas of primary source literacy, basic exhibit design ...

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Agility in the Archives: Translating Agile Methods to Archival Project Management

Cyndi Shein, Hannah E. Robinson, Hana Gutierrez

“Agility in the Archives” affirms the importance of project management in special collections and archives, demonstrating how agile project management methods can augment success in archival processing projects. ...

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Special Collections Exhibitions: How They Pay Dividends for Your Library

Michael L. Taylor

A successful library exhibition is usually seen as one that attracts large numbers of visitors and improves their knowledge of a topic. The ways that exhibitions benefit library staff, library collections, and library operations are much less frequently considered. ...

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Making Book History: Engaging Maker Culture and 3D Technologies to Extend Bibliographical Pedagogy

Courtney Jacobs, Marcia McIntosh, Kevin M. O’Sullivan

Once highlighted as a hobbyist’s novelty, allied technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D modeling, and 3D printing are fueling vital new advances in a diversity of fields: in biomedical research, human tissue is being 3D printed to form human organs; the development of 3D printed titanium parts in aerospace engineering will ...

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