James Aagaard came to Northwestern as a freshman in the fall of 1948…and he never left.

During his 63 years as a Wildcat, Aagaard earned three degrees, served on the faculty of the McCormick School of Engineering and worked as a staff member at University Library for more than 40 years.

When Aagaard officially retired in April, his library coworkers organized a celebration to honor his legacy and created a Wikipedia page to commemorate his greatest contribution -- the Northwestern Online Total Integrated System (NOTIS) -- an online cataloging system that revolutionized the way libraries manage their collections.

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