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RBMS 2016

June 21, 2016

Runs June 21 – June 24

The conference of the Rare Books and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of ACRL, Opening Doors to Collaboration, Outreach and Diversity, seeks to explore and demonstrate the myriad ways special collections and archives can engage and interact with multiple constituencies. Diversity in this context is understood as a broad collaboration with many cultural communities, a re-imagining of the types of partnerships we can create, and a broad conception of cultural heritage formats and materials that might otherwise be overlooked by traditional collecting practices. This conference is intended to serve as a venue in which the special collections community can have productive conversations about its potential engagement with a broader range of cultural materials than it might traditionally. The communities and cultures in which institutions are situated strongly influence what is collected, how resources are described, and how materials are accessed and used. The boundaries of special collections and archives are fluid; they not only document our shared cultural heritage, they are integrally shaped by the cultural circumstances in which they exist. We must open our doors and our minds to find ways to continually engage in productive conversation.


June 21, 2016


Rare Books and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of ACRL


Unnamed Venue
Coral Gables, FL United States + Google Map