[click to return to Agenda past issues] The Agenda - Published from the Office of the University Librarian
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Volume 25 Number 22 April 12, 2004

Upcoming Event:
Rare Books & Manuscripts Appraisal Day
Sunday May 2

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Image of diary of Johannes Reuber, a Hessian soldier in the American Revolution. The diary is held in Special Collections and University Archives.

Do you have an old or hard to find book, or a historic document, that looks valuable but you're not sure how valuable it is? For a nominal fee, you can bring your treasure to be assessed by professional appraisers Allison and Bob Petrilla at a Libraries event for serious and starting collectors. Enjoy a light reception, and learn more about the Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, before or after your item(s) are assessed.

The event will be held from 1:00 - 4:30 pm, in the Remigio U. Pane Room of Archibald S. Alexander Library. Advance registration is requested.

Entry fee:
$5 per person, with up to three items for appraisal.
$2 per each additional item

Fees to benefit Special Collections and University Archives.

Mail registrations to:

Rare Books Appraisal
Libraries Administration
c/o Archibald S. Alexander Library
169 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08904

For more information, please call Libraries communication coordinator Harry Glazer at 732/932-7505, ex. 303, or send an email to events@rci.rutgers.edu

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Oxford Univ. Service Recommends
Libraries Project

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Humbul Humanities Hub logo

"Highly recommended" is how the internationally respected Humbul Humanities Hub described Arachne @ Rutgers [http://arachne.rutgers.edu/], a Rutgers University Libraries' digital project.

The Humbul Humanities Hub is a service of the Resource Discovery Network, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee and the Arts and Humanities Research Board, and is hosted by the University of Oxford. The Humbul Humanities Web is a service that aims to be the United Kingdom higher education community's first choice for accessing online humanities resources.

Humbul is dedicated to discovering, evaluating and cataloguing online resources in the humanities. Humbul provides online access to this growing collection of records and is constantly seeking new ways to increase the availability and use of its record collection. Humbul's principal service is to develop its catalogue of evaluated online resources in the humanities. Equally important is the variety of ways that Humbul facilitates access to its records.

The Humbul Humanities Hub's review of Arachne @ Rutgers can be viewed at http://www.humbul.ac.uk/output/full3.php?id=11055

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Raw Data:
E-Z Borrow
Interlibrary Loan program

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In March the E-ZBorrow program filled 9,842 requests, 814 more than the previous monthly high (February 2004) and 3,679 more requests than March 2003.

In early April the E-ZBorrow received request # 210,000, from a first time user at Indiana University, just 28 days after request 200,000 was placed.

As E-ZBorrow program director Dan Iddings observed: "It just goes to show there's one born (user that is) every minute."

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Personnel Changes
as of 03/30/04


Libraries Administration:

  • Rachael Goldman, Secretarial Assistant III

New Brunswick Libraries

  • John Keisers, Application Programmer

Special Collections and University Archives:

  • John Mulez, Library Assistant III


New Brunswick Libraries:

  • Yuhwei Ling, Library Associate III


Libraries Administration:

  • Janie Fultz, Senior Executive Assistant

New Brunswick Libraries:

  • Jennifer Muller, Library Associate II


Libraries Administration/Budget:

  • Lisa Hunter, Principal Secretary

New Brunswick Libraries:

  • Erika Moore, Library Assistant II
  • Matthew Sheehy, Assistant Head, Access Services


Dana Library:

  • Charles Speller, Library Assistant III


New Brunswick Libraries:

  • Mohammad Mansouri, Library Assistant II, to SERC
  • Roselyn Riley, Library Assistant II, to Art
  • Roger Smith, Library Supervisor I, to Douglass

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March 14, 2004
February 22, 2004
The Agenda Archive

Contributors for this issue were Jeanne Boyle, Dan Iddings (Executive Director, PALCI), Margaret Hodes, and Lourdes Vazquez. Contributions for future issues of The Agenda should be sent to Harry Glazer, editor of The Agenda, at hglazer@rci.rutgers.edu.