Library details: Northwestern University Library is an Academic library.
This library is affiliated with Northwestern University (view map) . The collection of the library contains 6,785,609 volumes. The library circulates 144,561 items per year. The library serves a population of 18,451 FTE Enrollment.
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. Member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance
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Administration: The director of the library is Sarah Pritchard .
Organizational structure: 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
Wireless: The library offers wireless access to the Internet. 802.11b, authentication required
|Product Name||Year Contracted|
|Current Automation System||Alma||2013|
|Previous Automation System||Voyager||1998|
|Previous Automation System||NOTIS||1971|
|Discovery Service (w/index)||Primo Central||2008|
|OpenURL Link resolver||Alma Link Resolver||2015|
|Previous Link resolver||SFX||2003|
|Web Content Management||Drupal|
|Item ID Type||Barcode|
|The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.|
|This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.|
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Record History: This listing was created on Jun 10, 1997 and was last modified on Jan 30, 2020.
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