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.

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

Editorial Board:
Megan Barnard, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Jason Paul Bourgeois, University of Dayton
Amy Cooper Cary, Marquette University
Anna Chen, University of Illinois
Meredith Evans, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
Pam Sue Hackbart-Dean, University of Illinois-Chicago
Jocelyn M. Karlan, Harvard University
Matthew Knight, University of South Florida
Martha Lawler, Louisiana State University
Leila June Rod-Welch, University of Northern Iowa
Jennifer Karr Sheehan, The Grolier Club
Bruce Harwood Tabb, University of Oregon

Ex officio
Kristen Totleben - Chair, ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee
Mary Ellen K. Davis - Executive Director, ACRL
Lauren Pressley - Past-president, ACRL
Dawn Mueller - Senior Production Editor/ Staff Liaison
David Free - Staff Liaison

Production Office:
Dawn Mueller, Senior Production Editor
ACRL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611

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