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RBM : A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage
Number of Followers: 20  

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ISSN (Print) 1529-6407 - ISSN (Online) 2150-668X
Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • Editor's Note

    • Authors: Richard Saunders
      First page: 59
      Abstract: I think we have all had enough of COVID stress to be quite tired of the demands it enforces on our work and social spaces. I’ve lost acquaintances to it—no friends or colleagues yet, thankfully. Being isolated for the past year has provided some quiet time for reflection and for reevaluation. One of the things I’ve realized is how much I take “normal” for granted.
      PubDate: 2021-11-16
      DOI: 10.5860/rbm.22.2.59
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2021)
  • The Steward of Book History in the Digital Age: The Struggles and Rewards
           of Collecting e-Books for Special Collections Institutions

    • Authors: Jessica Bigelow
      First page: 63
      Abstract: Collecting and preserving e-books in special collections institutions poses challenges and rewards for working professionals in the field. Although scholars of book history have spent the last decade or so including e-books in their historical overviews, reviewing e-books’ connections to their physical past and speculating on their impact on the future of books, their importance in the overall timeline of book evolution has not yet made an impact on collecting guidelines. Institutions do not seem overly eager to be the first to create a permanent collection of e-books—and there may be just cause for reluctance. Not only do e-book files come with the same long-term preservation problems as any born-digital materials, they also have added complications such as a lack of standardized file format, a lack of permanence in licensing agreements, and the constant threat of content changes, just to name a few. While this paper aims to persuade special collections libraries to begin collecting e-books, it also lays out the complications standing in the way of a successful e-book collection. It starts a conversation around possible solutions for long-term preservation and patron-use challenges for e-books in special collections.
      PubDate: 2021-11-16
      DOI: 10.5860/rbm.22.2.63
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2021)
  • Fostering Graduate Student Research: Launching a Speaker Series

    • Authors: Kara Flynn, Lori Birrell
      First page: 71
      Abstract: The University of Arkansas Libraries’ Special Collections, in partnership with the Graduate School and International Education, initiated a graduate student speaker series in 2018. The series is a professional development opportunity for graduate students who have done research in Special Collections. This case study provides an overview of the establishment of the series, ongoing efforts to recruit speakers and promote the series, and how the series was adapted for the virtual environment due to COVID-19.
      PubDate: 2021-11-16
      DOI: 10.5860/rbm.22.2.71
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2021)
  • Privacy in Public Archives: Managing Personally Identifiable Information
           in Special Collections

    • Authors: Zachary G. Stein
      First page: 85
      Abstract: Archivists aim to make research and manuscripts accessible to the public. However, accessibility becomes tricky when donors or institutions enforce limitations. Sometimes limitations need to be enforced, especially when dealing with sensitive information such as personally identifiable information (PII), unpublished works, and student records. Redactions and restrictions may be necessary in these situations, but archives find this difficult to accomplish because of the size of the collections, results from previous accession practices, and the lack of staff and resources. The Special Collections department at Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette is addressing this problem and has put forward methods to confront its backlog of PII while staying true to its accessibility mission. This article examines the challenges of handling PII in physical archival materials, the impact of More Product, Less Process (MPLP) on sensitive information, and how the Special Collections department, while using some MPLP processing methods, adopted a slightly more meticulous and efficient approach to protect privacy while still providing access.
      PubDate: 2021-11-16
      DOI: 10.5860/rbm.22.2.85
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2021)
  • Claire M.L. Bourne. Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England.
           Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press/Oxford Scholarship Online, 2020.
           Digital, 352p. $90.00 (ISBN

    • Authors: Brittany Adams
      First page: 98
      Abstract: In the first footnote on the first page, Claire M.L. Bourne brings the point of Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England literally into the hands of her reader: books have intentionally designed formats, according to their genres, that are easily recognized and navigated by their readers. One such genre is the academic volume, like Typographies of Performance; another is the play, which is the subject of this volume.
      PubDate: 2021-11-16
      DOI: 10.5860/rbm.22.2.98
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2021)
  • Amy Hildreth Chen. Placing Papers: The American Literary Archives Market.
           Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2020. Paperback, 192p. $26.95
           (ISBN 9781625344854). Hardcover, $90.00.

    • Authors: Jolie Braun
      First page: 101
      Abstract: Literary archives are unruly things. They are often expensive, labor-intensive to prepare for public use, and scattered across multiple institutions. Yet they are crucial to literary and cultural scholarship, influencing which authors can be researched, how they’re written about, and what works can be discovered.
      PubDate: 2021-11-16
      DOI: 10.5860/rbm.22.2.101
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2021)
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