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.

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RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, Volume Twenty, Number 1, Spring 2019

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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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Editor's Note

Richard Saunders

As editor, I must tell you that this issue of RBM might be more notable for what it fails to contain than for what it presents, worthy readers. You will notice that this issue runs a bit short. That is because—well, there is a story here. ...

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Internships in Special Collections: Experiential Pedagogy, Intentional Design, and High-Impact Practice

Maggie Gallup Kopp

Archives and special collections can be sites of deep, experiential learning for college students, through hands-on engagement with primary sources in reading rooms or classrooms and through mentored learning experiences like practicums or internships. ...

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Who Owns these Records? Authority, Ownership, and Custody of Iraq’s Baath Party Records

Sarah Wilkinson

Archives acquire records through a variety of circumstances. While they often have a direct and ongoing relationship with record creators (such as government records and national repositories), archives may also accept donations from record creators that align with the mandate of their organization. ...

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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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