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James Stuart Aagaard passed away on June 22, 2018. He was the only child of Stuart Martin and Winifred (nee Burgess) Aagaard. He grew up in Rogers Park. In 1948 he began his electrical engineering studies at Northwestern University in Evanston. After earning his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, he accepted a faculty appointment at Northwestern. His interest moved to computers and he joined with a small group that was developing a computer system for the new Northwestern University library. This effort produced the NOTIS System that was adopted by more than one hundred libraries. In 1992, Jim was appointed Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology. He remained in that position for four years retiring in 1996 with an appointment as Professor Emeritus. Jim's interest continued and he stayed to guide the library through many changes in the early 1990's. In January 2016 a medical emergency sent Jim to the Northwestern Hospital. This was followed by two plus years of health problems and his stay in Brande[ Health Care at Covenant Village in Northbrook. Jim's wife MaryLou (nee McLeod) survives. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm Street, Glenview, IL. Interment private. Service information 847-998-1020.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on July 11, 2018
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