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Library System Turns 15 This Month

March 18, 2016

The Integrated Library system, Voyager went live 15 years ago this month, but not with out its share of trials and tribulations.

What were you doing 15 years ago? Maybe you were watching Christoval native Colby Donaldson’s performance on the reality show, Survivor.

We were doing some other things at the Porter Henderson Library 15 years ago, besides watching Colby on TV.

In February and March, 2001, the Library completed the migration from the mainframe-based NOTIS integrated library system (ILS) to the Voyager ILS.

Some staff members from that momentous year are still here:

Some of the important dates and “whew” moments, during this process are highlighted below.

For more information, see “NOTIS to Voyager: How the Library Moved from There to Here” (Faculty Newsletter , v. 5, no. 5, March, 2001, pages 4-5) available in the ASU Digital Repository at

This issue also contains more information about happenings at the Library in March 2001, including how to search in the “new RamCat” and a GPO inspection of the Library’s depository collection operations.