About RBM

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.

Inclusion of an article or advertisement in RBM does not constitute official endorsement by ACRL or ALA.

RBM is digitially preserved/archived through Portico.

Open Acess Statement:

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.

Richard Saunders
Southern Utah University
351 W University Blvd
Gerrald R. Sherratt Library
Cedar City, UT 84720-2415
Phone: (435) 865-7947
Fax: (435) 865-8152
Email: rsaunders@suu.edu

Reviews Editor:
John Henry Adams
University of Missouri
Email:  j.adams@missouri.edu

Editorial Board:
Jason Paul Bourgeois, University of Dayton
Jolie Braun, Ohio State University
Jeremy Wil Brett, Texas A & M University
Margaret Gamm, University of Iowa
Jennifer Gunter King, Emory University
Martha Lawler, Louisiana State University

Ex officio
Candice C. Dahl - Chair, ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee
Robert Jay Malone - Executive Director, ACRL
Julie Garrison - Past-President, ACRL
Dawn Mueller - Senior Production Editor/ Staff Liaison
David Free - Staff Liaison

Production Office:
Dawn Mueller, Senior Production Editor
ACRL, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601-7616 

Advertising Office:
Pam Marino, Advertising Sales Manager
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Phone: (860) 347-1387