The Spring 2021 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage is now freely available online. Visit the RBM website for complete contents of RBM and its preceeding title Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship from 1986 to the present. RBM became an open access journal in Spring 2016.
Richard Saunders. “Editor’s Note.”
Beth Lander. “Silences in the LAMs: Digital Surrogacy in the Time of Pandemic, an Introduction.”
Celia Caust-Ellenbogen. “DBQ: Document-based Quarantine.”
Melissa Grafe. “Treating the Digital Disease: The Role of Digital and Physical Primary Sources in Undergraduate Teaching.”
Mariam I. Williams. “Chronicling Resistance while Cloistered: Overcoming Erasure, Omission, and Alienation in the Archive.”
Anne Ricculli. “Curating History in the COVID19 Era: Philadelphia Epidemics and Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Medical Education.”
The RBM online reviews portal launched in spring 2021. The online portal is an extension of the Reviews section in the biannual print issues of RBM. Inclusion in the online portal indicates the same level of review quality, while expanding RBM’s capacity for reviews beyond the limitations of print page count.
Writing a review is a great way to contribute to the professional discussion about our literature and is an ideal venue for new authors. The Editors of RBM welcome students and early professionals to indicate your interest in reviewing. We encourage those who may not have written a review in a while, or who may not have written a review at all, to volunteer. Visit the reviews portal for full details.
Recent reviews include…
Calhoun, Joshua. The Nature of the Page: Poetry, Papermaking, and the Ecology of Texts in Renaissance England. Material Texts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. Reviewed by Elizabeth DeBold.
Cunningham-Kruppa, Ellen. Mooring a Field: Paul N. Banks and the Education of Library and Archives Conservators. Ann Arbor, MI: The Legacy Press, 2019. Cloth, 287p. $65.00 (ISBN: 9781940965154). Reviewed by Edwina A. Murphy.
Huyck, Heather A. Doing Women’s History in Public: A Handbook for Interpretation at Museums and Historic Sites. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. Paperback, 247 p. $39.00 (ISBN 9781442264175). Reviewed by Rochelle Theo Pienn.
Nesmith, Tom, Greg Bak, and Joan M. Schwartz, eds.“All Shook Up”: The Archival Legacy of Terry Cook. Chicago, IL: Society of American Archivists; Ottawa, CA: Association of Canadian Archivists/Association canadienne des archivistes, 2020. Reviewed by Francesca Marini.
Raven, James ed. The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. Hardcover, xxxvi, 431 p. $39.95 (ISBN 9780198702986). Reviewed by Linda Isaac.