News

June 30, 2022 - 9:06am

The BLUEcloud Central 22.04.00 release is now live. This release included some updates for BLUEcloud Circulation.

Style update for two patron alert modals Two alert modals in BLUEcloud Circulation have been updated to match the BLUEcloud style. The updated modals are the patron alert modal...Read more

June 27, 2022 - 10:45am

We have received early access to the new URLs for year 3 of the SWAN EBSCO group subscription. If you made changes to your subscriptions, update the URLs on your website by July 1st.

All libraries can view your current...Read more



June 21, 2022 - 5:08pm

The Village of Oak Brook has issued a statement that its computer network was taken offline after being a target of a cybersecurity attack . The Village as a precaution has disabled the library's network and computers. SWAN is...Read more



June 10, 2022 - 4:14pm

SirsiDynix has a planned maintenance for BLUEcloud Central products on June 16, 2002 from approximately 9 a.m. until Noon. The following services will be disrupted during this time:

BLUEcloud Acquisitions BLUEcloud Cataloging BLUEcloud Circulation BLUEcloud Mobile App (following feature...Read more

June 9, 2022 - 7:31am

The Aspen 22.06 release is now live and indexing is complete. This release focused on major changes to record grouping that pave the way for better personalization options around language. In addition, it resolved some bugs around facet counts when selecting combinations for the Format Category...Read more



June 7, 2022 - 12:24pm

Update June 9th: Indexes are complete.

Update June 8th 8:30 a.m.: Some records are displaying "The library does not own any copies of this title" and there are no format or holds options. This is an unexpected result of grouped work changes, and we are working with the Aspen developers...Read more



June 6, 2022 - 7:08am

Niche Academy is used by 21 of our SWAN libraries, providing both patron and staff training. This webinar presented by the folks at Niche Academy will provide an opportunity to see the platform and give SWAN libraries a chance to share their experience with Niche Academy.

from Niche...Read more



June 2, 2022 - 9:17am

The election concluded May 29th with the following election Results: 3-year term 2022-2025

Jesse Blazek, Palos Heights Public Library Colleen Waltman, Homewood Public Library Anna Wassenaar, Blue Island Public Library

Special thanks to Dorothy Koll, Acorn Public Library District &...Read more



May 27, 2022 - 2:15pm

We have received a request from SWAN member library staff to help facilitate a shared passport/connection program in September. The purpose would be to highlight the resource sharing of our SWAN consortium, encourage visiting local libraries, promote library card sign-up month, and feature your...Read more



May 27, 2022 - 9:55am

The 2022 Public Web Browser license key is now available on the RAILS site (L2 login required). This new license key may be applied immediately, and is valid until June 6, 2023....Read more



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