News

August 31, 2020 - 11:03am

At the membership meeting on Friday, August 28th, attendees expressed a desire for SWAN to gather information on how fellow member libraries are handling quarantining of material. The survey can be found from the button link below. Please submit one per library, and we ask that if your library... Read more

August 27, 2020 - 9:40am

The  Weeklies 2021 list has been posted to the support site. The serial controls can be transferred to the new records once 2020 issues are no longer expected. 

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August 27, 2020 - 9:27am

Libraries using the recommended Fine Free and Fine Free For Now circulation policies currently block patrons with any items overdue at 14 days. As mentioned in the online forums, and based on immediate feedback, this time period was changed on Wednesday, 8/26 to block at 21 days. Libraries... Read more

August 27, 2020 - 7:13am

RAILS delivery quarantine extended to 7-days, starting 8/31

With the announcement yesterday that RAILS will be going to a required 7-day quarantine period for items prior to delivery pick-up, we know members have questions about what this means in terms of processing and patron... Read more

August 26, 2020 - 12:18pm

SirsiDynix will be performing scheduled maintenance to their global data center network infrastructure starting on September 16 at 10 PM CST until 2:00 AM CST. During the scheduled maintenance window the following services will be impacted:

August 13, 2020 - 3:43pm

Epson is retiring the long-supported TM-T88IV restick label printer that many of you are using in your libraries, most commonly to print transit labels for delivery. This news means the printer will be increasingly difficult to find through common distributors and will not receive future... Read more

August 6, 2020 - 12:43pm

SWAN has transitioned to a new accounting system and we would like to gather some contact information from you about your office/business manager and to see if you would prefer to have invoices sent via email as PDF or to pay SWAN invoices via ACH transfers. The form below would let us know your... Read more

August 4, 2020 - 8:22am

Our work adding Glenside Public Library District, Roselle Public Library District, and Warrenville Public Library District to SWAN is progressing on schedule and we have reached a major milestone. Profiling/mapping of their data to SWAN policies has completed and SirsiDynix will be loading... Read more

July 24, 2020 - 8:58am

We recently received some Bibliographic Services Change Request and Cataloging Request forms (affectionately known as Pinks and Yellows) at our office. We currently have zero or one SWAN staff member in the office on any given day, so we'd like to request that any future forms and accompanying... Read more

July 17, 2020 - 2:27pm

The Cataloging Advisory Group worked with SWAN to separate genres out of the Subject facet into a new Genre facet. This new facet will be available in your Enterprise catalog starting early next week.

These terms are held in the 655 field of our bibliographic records and are primarily... Read more

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