Publications

RBMS actively communicates with its membership, the larger library community, and the general public through its many publications:


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

 

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 the world inhabited by special collections libraries and cultural heritage institutions.


RBMS Newsletter

 

Follow the links in the menu below to view the full text of the numbers listed of the RBMS Newsletter (available for download in Adobe PDF format):

RBMS News is now posted on the RBMS News Editor’s blog. To suggest a news item, please email the News Editor. The RBMS Newsletter was released semiannually from fall 1984 to fall 2009. The full run of newsletters is available digitally as PDFs at the link below. (Adobe Acrobat Reader is a freely available application for reading PDF files.)


Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials

For a complete list of published DCRM manuals, see the Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials page.


Conference Proceedings

 

  • Getting Ready for the Nineteenth Century: Strategies and Solutions for Rare Book and Special Collections Librarians. Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Preconference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries, Washington, D.C., June 23-26, 1998. Edited by William E. Brown, Jr. and Laura Stalker. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2000. 107pp. ISBN: 0838981178 [order]
  • Scholarly Communication in an Electronic Environment: Issues for Research Libraries. Edited by Robert Sidney Martin. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1993. 124pp. ISBN: 0838976867
  • Books and Society in History: Papers of the Association Of College and Research Libraries Rare Books and Manuscripts Preconference, 24-28 June, 1980, Boston, Massachusetts. Edited by Kenneth E. Carpenter. New York: Bowker, 1983. 254pp. ISBN: 0835216756

Standards & Guidelines

 


Pamphlets, Brochures, & Keepsakes

 

  • A Commemorative Keepsake Volume Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the RBMS, Charlottesville, Virginia, 18–20 June 2009 (Chicago: RBMS/ACRL, 2009) [PDF]
  • Your Old Books (Chicago: ALA, 1994)
  • Locating Copyright Holders (Chicago: ALA, 1991)

Electronic Publications

 


Electronic Discussion List

 

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