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November 11, 2020 - 11:40am

SWAN and Cataloging Advisory have made the decision to discontinue the practice of using date ranges in Serials call numbers, starting with the issues dated January 1, 2021 and beyond. Instead, only transcribe the first date in the range.

We made this decision in an effort to simplify...

November 9, 2020 - 3:57pm

We're looking for interested library staff who would like to join Cataloging Advisory this January.

Cataloging Advisory is a group that discusses and advises SWAN staff on cataloging and serials topics including standards and practices, catalog quality, and workflow. We meet 6 times per...

November 5, 2020 - 7:21am

We are excited to announce that we will begin a pilot phase of the Aspen Discovery platform, beginning December 2020 and running through May 2021. This is an opportunity for your library to have a voice in decisions on the...

October 29, 2020 - 8:59am

We are excited to launch our first online self-paced training courses for staff. Thanks to Claudia Nickson and Crystal Vela for developing these courses and leading SWAN's efforts to create resources to support staff learning.

These courses are intended as starting points for new staff,...

October 27, 2020 - 1:28pm

Mark your calendars! Unique's Curbside Communicator tool is scheduled for an upgrade during the evening hours of Sunday, November 8th beginning at 6:00 p.m. The new version will be live first thing on Monday, November 9th.

This upgrade consists mostly of backend/system updates to fix...

October 15, 2020 - 9:54am

Update on November 5, 2020 at 6:45 A.M.

The Web Services upgrade has concluded successfully and required less than one hour of downtime.

If you encounter any issues with 3rd party tools integrated over Symphony Web Services, please let us know. Tools potentially impacted include...

October 9, 2020 - 2:13pm

As a palliative measure to prevent duplicate records, and libraries and patrons confused as to where to attach their items or place holds, we are asking all libraries to take the following steps when ordering DVDs and Blu-Rays:

1- When ordering combo packs, quite often libraries end up...

October 7, 2020 - 8:48am

The SirsiDynix Library Users of Illinois (SLUI) is holding a virtual user group meeting on Monday, October 12th from 9 am - 1:10 pm. Join our own SWAN member hosts, Julie Tegtmeier, St. Charles Public Library and Joy Anhalt, Tinley Park Public Library at this online meeting.

Visit...

September 24, 2020 - 2:50pm

The agenda for the October 1st GoToMeeting is available. No registration is necessary.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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September 16, 2020 - 1:11pm

As outlined in Fireside/Poolside meetings through the summer, we are at the point where the vast majority of libraries have returned to resource sharing. For libraries that have enabled resource sharing, this will be extended to non-SWAN reciprocal borrowers starting Thursday, September 17th....

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