Aspen Go-Live Starts October 18th

Last updated Oct 4, 2021 · Maintained by Tara Wood

Get ready! The first cohort of libraries will go live on Aspen starting October 18th. Here is what you can expect on your go-live day.

SWAN tasks

SWAN will complete the following tasks on your go-live day:

  • Remove the "beta catalog" badge in Aspen
  • Add list copying functions to Enterprise, so patrons can copy lists from Enterprise to Aspen
  • Update your Enterprise catalog with a banner linking to Aspen - see an example banner
  • Add the link to your Aspen catalog on the SWAN patron site and support site
  • Update WorldCat links to point to your Aspen catalog
  • Update the catalog URL in your notices to point to your Aspen catalog

Library tasks

We recommend that libraries complete the following tasks on the week of your go-live. Remember, your Enterprise catalog is still live, and you could choose to offer both catalogs to your patrons for a period of time if you prefer.

  • Update any links to the catalog on your website, including My Account links
  • Update your search box to point to the new catalog
  • Update your OPAC computers to point to your Aspen catalog
  • Update links in other services, such as apps, newsletters, LibraryAware, acquisitions vendors, and printed marketing materials

Your Aspen catalog URLs will not change when you go live.

Go-live dates

If your library would like to make a change to your go-live date, contact

Monday, October 18th

  • Bridgeview Public Library
  • LaGrange Public Library
  • LaGrange Park Public Library District
  • Northlake Public Library District
  • Palos Heights Public Library
  • River Grove Public Library District
  • Thornton Public Library

Tuesday, October 19th

  • Bensenville Community Public Library District
  • Bensenville Schools
  • Elmwood Park Public Library
  • Forest Park Public Library
  • Messenger Public Library of North Aurora

Wednesday, October 20th

  • Thomas Ford Memorial Library
  • West Chicago Public Library District

Thursday, October 21st

  • Batavia Public Library District
  • Berkeley Public Library
  • Hodgkins Public Library District

Monday, October 25th

  • Bedford Park Public Library District
  • Clarendon Hills Public Library
  • Geneva Public Library District
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library
  • Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District
  • Indian Prairie Public Library District
  • Oak Lawn Public Library
  • South Holland Public Library

Tuesday, October 26th

  • Franklin Park Public Library District
  • Hillside Public Library

Wednesday, October 27th

  • Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District
  • Blue Island Public Library
  • Melrose Park Public Library

Thursday, October 28th

  • Acorn Public Library District
  • Calumet City Public Library
  • McCook Public Library District
  • River Forest Public Library
  • Westmont Public Library