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Northwestern University Library

Northwestern University


Address: 1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, Illinois
60208
United States

County: Cook View map of all libraries in Cook County.

Phone: 847-491-7658

Connect to:    Online Catalog

Library details: Northwestern University Library is an Academic library.
This library is affiliated with Northwestern University (view map) . The collection of the library contains 5139964 volumes. The library circulates 210350 items per year. The library serves a population of 18579 students, faculty and staff.

Other Info: From the Endeavor press release: Throughout the late 1960''s and early 1970''s Northwestern continually developed "firsts" to research library automation: first online system, first circulation system, and first online catalog with real-time circulation status. Under the leadership of former University Librarian John P. McGowan, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dr. James Aagaard, and former Library Systems Analyst Velma Veneziano, NOTIS (Northwestern Online Total Integrated System) became the system of choice for large academic and research libraries. In 1987, the University formed NOTIS Systems, Incorporated, a wholly owned company whose mission was to actively market the system.

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Administration: The director of the library is Sarah Pritchard .

Control: The library is part of a privately-funded organization. It operates on a Non-profit financial model.

Academic Level: The library Serves an educational institution at the University level. The Carnegie Foundation designates this institution as: Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive (level 15).

Affiliations: The library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries

Statistics Academic
Enrollment 18,579FTE Students
Collection size5,139,964volumes
Annual Circulation210,350transactions
2012 Expenditures Reported to National Center for Education Statistics
TotalTechBooksEBooksSerialE-Serials
$32,028,567$794,501$3,829,242$1,163,645$8,597,591$7,340,499

wi-fi available Wireless: The library offers wireless access to the Internet. 802.11b, authentication required

Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemAlma2013
Previous Automation SystemVoyager1998
Previous Automation SystemNOTIS1971
Discovery productPrimo2008
OpenURL Link resolverSFX2003
Federated search productMetaLib 
Institutional RepositoryFedora 
Web Content ManagementDrupal 
Item ID TypeBarcode 
This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.

Automation Survey:

Identifiers
libraries.org ID959
OCLC SymbolINU
NCES LIBID147767

Record History: This listing was created on Jun 10, 1997 and was last modified on Oct 1, 2014.

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