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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Volume 26 Number 22 April 25, 2004

M. Page On Path
To Presidency


Congratulations to Mary Page, Libraries Acquisitions Head, who was recently elected Vice President/President Elect of NASIG.

Mary's three year term begins July 1st, when she assumes the office of vice-president. She will become president in July 2005, then serve an additional year as past-president.

Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information chain - anyone working with or concerned about serial publications. Members include librarians, publishers, vendors, educators, database producers, library systems representatives and many others involved in the creation, production, delivery, management, and access of serial information, the scholarly communication process, and emerging technologies. NASIG holds an annual conference that is widely considered to be one of the best in the business; this year's conference will take place in Milwaukee from June 17th to June 20th.

Good luck Mary in this important national leadership post!

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The Spectator Receives
Rave Reviews

The Spectator Project, a Libraries digital initiative, has recently received some significant attention from web sites about and institutions teaching early 18th century literature.

Recent reviewers included the Scout Report:

The UK's Social Science and Information Gateway:

and the Humbul Humanities Hub:

As well, the New York Public Library has featured the Spectator in the Best of the Web:
http://www2.nypl.org/home/branch/links/index.cfm?Trg=1&d1=602&d3=Online Literary Magazines

Brian Hancock, Spectator Project coordinator, received email from faculty members at such academic institutions as Boston University, the University of Guelph, and Rutgers who report that they are using the Spectator Project in their courses. Numerous scholars have commented on the efficacy of the project for their research. The web logs show that the project has had visitors from all over the world.

An article entitled, "The Spectator Project: the 18th century mind in the 21st century machine," has been accepted for publication in the journal, Electronic Library. The project will continue to add texts but may we suggest that you look at Bailey's Dictionary on the site; it is a revelation, a fascinating entrance to the words and meanings of the 18th century.

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Contributors for this issue were Brian Hancock and Mary Page. Contributions for future issues of The Agenda should be sent to Harry Glazer, editor of The Agenda, at hglazer@rci.rutgers.edu.