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December 9, 2019 - 3:06pm

SWAN’s 2020 annual patron record purge will take place in January. In order to assist you in your preparation for the purge, we will have a Getting Ready for Patron Record Purge webinar on Wednesday, December 11, at 1:30 pm. We... Read more

December 9, 2019 - 10:07am

The Clarity Task Force presented at the SWAN Quarterly meeting last week. This membership group is seeking feedback on the written report. This membership group is seeking feedback on the written report it issued mid-... Read more

November 21, 2019 - 4:12pm

SWAN staff will be attending our annual retreat with Illinois library consortium at the Joliet Junior College tomorrow, Friday, November 22nd. We will have staff assigned to monitor our systems and respond to emergencies. Due to the lite support, most submitted helpdesk tickets will have... Read more

November 19, 2019 - 12:49pm

The notes for last week's Cataloging Advisory Group meeting are available on the Meetings & Documents page. During the meeting, we discussed the outlook of cataloging meetings in 2020. Part of this includes... Read more

November 18, 2019 - 12:26pm

The SWAN task force that was formed to provide analysis and recommendations as part of a "shared diagnosis" for the consortium has issued its final report. The report identifies 5 important issues, and in its conclusion makes some "big picture" recommendations for SWAN and its libraries to focus... Read more

November 18, 2019 - 9:01am

OCLC have been in the process of updating their back end systems. The most recent change at OCLC was within the billing section of the systems. As such this notice was sent out.

Here is what you need to know as a SWAN member:

  • SWAN will continue to receive a single invoice for
  • ... Read more
November 15, 2019 - 3:38pm

Start your countdown for a mobile-friendly catalog! The upgrade to Enterprise 5.0.1 will go live on Wednesday, December 18th.

You can register for our member update and Q&A, which will be held online through... Read more

November 15, 2019 - 9:22am

As part of their updates to authentication requirements, Hoopla will require all users to provide their PIN for access to the resource beginning on Tuesday, December 10th. In order to meet their requirements, SWAN will be enabling PIN-based authentication for all member... Read more

November 5, 2019 - 1:40pm

The next SWAN Cataloging Advisory Group and Serial User Group meeting will be a single combined event taking place Thursday, November 14 from 9:30 to 12:00 at the RAIL Burr Ridge Main Meeting Room.

If there are any cataloging or serials topics you'd like to see on the agenda, please e-... Read more

October 24, 2019 - 2:59pm

We wanted to share this online conference opportunity from SirsiDynix. Information and registration details are available at: https://www.sirsidynix.com/connections-summit/ 

SirsiDynix’s Connections Summit is a free, online... Read more

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