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Thirty years ago Howard H. Peckham compiled an issue for this journal on the topic of rare book libraries. In his introduction he could propose that: In the apparent paucity of information on rare book librarianship was justification for a journal issue; in the flood of information calls for a reevaluation.
A little wave has turned into a tsunami. The chief difficulty now lies in establishing parameters. During the ensuing years no one has provided an entirely satisfactory definition of rare books, but then it is not the issue that it seems to have been in the 's.
Today the profession's concerns range widely to include computers and scientific equipment, standards, bibliographic control, fund-raising, preservation, ethics, security, and literary rights, as well as the increasing role of rare book collections in the humanistic disciplines.
The history of the book has also emerged as a discipline; its pervasive and changing scholarship is considered by Koda, Schwab, and Ferguson. A single journal issue cannot treat all of these topics, though the collection of essays presented here does cover a remarkably broad range.
The issue is divided into five sections. The next four sections are as follows: The Preservation of Meaning and the Protection of Objects. The aims here are to highlight the various aspects of the rare book profession and to introduce some of the newer subdisciplines. Abt opens the section with an historical overview of the impact of science on the physical examination and treatment of books.
Describing four categories of equipment in use for the physical examination of books, Koda stresses the need for scientific analysis alongside the traditional approaches of philology, textual studies, and history. Invaluable information on the production of the Gutenberg Bible has emerged from this collaboration.
Woodward considers the scientific analysis of paper and ink in early maps. He too emphasizes the importance of collaboration and of the careful evaluation of technique s. All three authors stress the importance of protecting artifacts from irreversible damage and of the thorough preparation of artifacts before testing can begin.
Automation has become an integral part of operations in most libraries, perhaps most significantly for bibliographic control. Use of the bibliographic utilities has gradually imposed a basic consistency and standardization upon catalog records—something they never had before in special collections.
Traister evaluates the stereotyping of rare book librarians, and makes observations about possible new directions for the profession. Although there are no articles in this issue devoted exclusively to the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL, one cannot overemphasize its importance in the rare book profession.
Its committees have produced essential standards and guidelines, many of which are mentioned on these pages by RBMS members and nonmembers alike.
Through its annual programs—the first of which was held in — RBMS has addressed both practical and theoretical issues. Ferguson also observes that many specialists whom the curator now calls upon would have been almost unknown thirty years ago: Antonetti and Linard reflect on their own institutions as examples—not prototypes—of special collection departments in college and public libraries.
Antonetti illustrates how a special collections department can have a strong teaching function. Linard considers yet another role that a special collections department can play through community outreach programs.
Funding is the subject of section IV. Streit reports the findings of a questionnaire on funding patterns for rare book acquisitions distributed to libraries, including all ARL libraries. His high return rate or 83 percent of the libraries surveyed suggests current interest in the areas of budgeting, fund-raising, and library support groups.
Over the past fifteen years, NEH grants have had a major impact on special collections, particularly in the areas of preservation, cooperative microfilming, building and renovation programs, cataloging, and the compilation of bibliographies and other scholarly reference works.
The physical evidence of books, for example, can be lost through ignorant or insensitive conservation treatments.
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