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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Volume 26 Number 35 February 27, 2005

IJS Basie website picked as one of 2004's Best

When the influential JazzTimes magazine reviewed the major milestones of 2004, the Institute of Jazz Studies new Count Basie website came out singing.

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   Image from the front page of One More Once: A Centennial Celebration of the Life and Music of Count Basie

JazzTimes magazine is the largest and most influential publication of its type in the field of jazz. In an article in the January/February issue entitled, "Highs and Lows: The Year in Review 2004," JazzTimes included a glowing paragraph about and image from the IJS website - One More Once: A Centennial Celebration of the Life and Music of Count Basie. The JazzTimes write up noted that while there were many celebrations of Count Basie's 100th birthday in 2004, IJS "outdid everybody with its website."

Shortly after the website was launched, IJS archivist and site creator Tad Hershorn sent emails with links to Down Beat, JazzTimes, and other publications and jazz oriented organizations such as the International Association of Jazz Education, with the hopes that they would visit the web site and share it with others. Apparently his intrepid promotion efforts paid off. Another result is the high number of "hits" the Basie site has received since it went up last August in time for the Basie centennial.

To view the Count Basie website yourself, please see:

Congratulations to Tad and IJS for the well deserved recognition.

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Libraries Faculty Awarded Sabbaticals

The following Librarians were awarded 2005-06 Sabbatical Leaves.

New Brunswick Libraries

Howard Dess
Fall 2005
Research Topic: To produce a documentary history about the new field of Nanotechnology that will serve as a reference source for researchers in the field.
James Niessen
Fall 2005
Research Topic: To complete the volume Historical Dictionary of the Hapsburg Monarchy to be published in the series Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras.
Lourdes Vázquez
Spring 2006
Research Topic: Revision of the 1999 Bibliography, De Identidades: Maria Luisa Bemberg, filmographia bibliografia. Argentine pioneer feminist, director and screenwriter.

Dana Library

Roberta Tipton
Fall 2005
Research Topic: To write two articles about Librarian-faculty collaboration for information literacy, and coaching during reference interviews.
Ka-Neng Au
Spring 2006
Research Topic: International Business Information Literacy: Design courseware modules on international business information, with a focus on Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Technical and Automated Services

Mary Page
Fall 2005
Research Topic: While serving as President of NASIG, will develop a planning document for a new acquisitions department model.

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