News

September 15, 2021 - 11:30am

The Cataloging Users meeting will take place via GoToMeeting on Thursday, October 7th, from 9:30 to 12:00.

It will depend on the agenda if the meeting will last 2.5 hrs ; however, I will be available for the full duration if need be.

Please submit topic ideas for the agenda or...Read more



September 7, 2021 - 8:01am

Nearly half of our SWAN public libraries are using Beanstack to promote and track reading programs. The folks as Zoobean are offering extended discounts to SWAN libraries based on participation levels. Working with their team, SWAN staff will...Read more



September 3, 2021 - 10:51am

The 21.11 release for Aspen Discovery is live on our production instance. This was a shorter release cycle, which included changes to the display of the My Account page and improvements to language translation features.

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September 2, 2021 - 1:58pm
If your library is in the second cohort for the Aspen rollout and training, please save the following dates. We look forward to working with you in 2022! Cohort 2 libraries Beecher Community Library District Bellwood Public Library Berwyn Public Library Bloomingdale Public Library Broadview Public...Read more

August 25, 2021 - 10:44am
Weeklies 2022

The Weeklies 2022 list has been posted to the support site. The serial controls can be transferred to the new records once 2021 issues are no longer expected.

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August 24, 2021 - 8:28am

We have upgraded our Aspen Discovery instance to the 21.10 release. View the full 21.10 release notes.

Highlights ProPay integration

Initial development on the ProPay integration for fines...Read more



August 23, 2021 - 10:16am

The Aspen rollout is fast approaching! These are your library's cohort assignments.

For the libraries that selected "no preference," we assigned you to Cohort 1. For any libraries that do not respond, we put you in Cohort 2.

Thanks to everyone who has signed up! For those of you in...Read more



August 12, 2021 - 12:24pm

Kanopy will begin a 5% discount for all SWAN libraries, both current and new subscribers , on September 1, 2021. The following libraries will receive the discount:

Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District Batavia Public Library District Bellwood Public Library Berwyn Public Library...Read more

August 9, 2021 - 11:52am

SirsiDynix will be performing planned maintenance on the Enterprise catalog server on Tuesday, August 10th at 11:00 p.m. This maintenance will require intermittent downtime throughout the process and is expected to take no longer than an hour. We'll be posting a banner to Enterprise to alert...Read more



August 5, 2021 - 2:46pm

We are pleased to share the news that Maywood Public Library District will be reopening on Monday August 9. Their announcement that includes their hours and temporary fine free status can be found on their website . They will be rejoining SWAN...Read more



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