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March 12, 2020 - 10:03am

All SWAN membership events will be changed to virtual online meetings through May 1st. This is in response to recommended community practice regarding gatherings. Updated login information to the virtual GoToMeeting webinar session is available for each event on L2. Please take a look at... Read more

March 6, 2020 - 4:05pm

SWAN has recently made changes to improve the delivery of notices to patrons.

Hold Pickup Reminder notice:

  • Hold Pickup Reminder notices are now being delivered via SirsiDynix Voice Automation (SVA) in addition to text (SMS) and email. Patrons can expect to receive these
  • ... Read more
March 5, 2020 - 9:00am

The self-nomination form for the two at-large seats for the SWAN Board is now open. Library directors and administrators may submit a self-nomination for the seats whose 3-year terms will begin July 1, 2020. The election will be held in-person at the Thursday, June 5th SWAN Quarterly meeting.... Read more

March 3, 2020 - 4:58pm

Check out the redesigned patron site, which includes instructions for patrons on managing their accounts, searching the catalog, downloading eBooks, using Article Search, and more. When SWAN launched on Enterprise in 2015, we debuted a new site geared... Read more

February 28, 2020 - 10:41am

SirsiDynix will be performing scheduled maintenance on the BLUEcloud platform beginning at 10PM CDT Thursday, March 5th, concluding Friday, March 6th at 6AM CDT.
While this maintenance window will have a minimal impact on SWAN, the following services... Read more

February 26, 2020 - 4:29pm

Beginning this Friday (Feb 28th) we’ll be adding the new “Total Amount Saved” feature to the email checkout receipts for all libraries. As you may recall, this new feature was added to the footer of all in-library physical receipts following the recent Symphony upgrade. The... Read more

February 26, 2020 - 3:11pm

Update March 10th: The results are in! There is a tie between 2 minutes and 5 minutes. 

How to break the tie? Rather than make everyone vote yet again, we're going to try the 5 minute timeout. A majority of votes were for a 5 minutes-or-over logout time. In addition, it... Read more

February 25, 2020 - 9:07am

SWAN Member Library Staff:

Thank you again for your patience and cooperation during yesterday's rebuild. We accomplished most of what we wanted, though there are some pending changes we are still working on.

Here is a summary of the bibliographic changes we were able to complete as... Read more

February 17, 2020 - 12:08pm

SWAN has received notice that AtoZ World Travel is undergoing a server migration.

If you use this resource, please email help@swanlibraries.net and provide:

  • Your new link to AtoZ World Travel provided by the vendor, World Trade Press
  • ... Read more
February 13, 2020 - 3:57pm

SWAN has recently developed a tool to help us when publications are canceled or indefinitely suspended but there are holds attached to the on-order record.

If you are notified that an ordered item will no longer be available, let SWAN know, and we will investigate and follow up. Using... Read more

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