A Future Path of RBMS: A Bookseller's Point of View

Howard Rootenberg
2013 RBM A Journal of Rare Books Manuscripts and Cultural Heritage  
Rare books, manuscripts, early ephemera, photographs, film—everything rare, scarce, hard to find, and perhaps even harder to preserve—is this the final frontier, or are we rehashing the same questions that have been around since the hand-press days: what to collect, the cost of materials to buy and preserve, and how to get people into and using special collection libraries? Do we view the material itself as the treasure or spend our time figuring out how to create and then use new technology to
more » ... legitimize and even promote our own positions? Are library positions so narrowly focused that any . . .
doi:10.5860/rbm.14.1.393 fatcat:4q7nlxdgobazvorglsldcyvioy