News

July 19, 2021 - 1:13pm

We have further evaluated this consortium-wide console game limit and have decided to move forward with the Circulation Advisory Group recommendation to lower the limit to 5 checkouts. Starting tomorrow, patrons will be limited to 5 checkouts of each console game item type -5 CONSOLEGAM, 5...Read more



July 15, 2021 - 9:39am

As data has shown, patron behavior is consistent regardless of the method used for overdue blocking. Patrons return material on time at a high percentage. Approximately 1% (.86% at 22 days; 1.33% at 15 days) of 522,000+ items checked out were overdue, as reported on June 28, 2021 at our last...Read more



July 13, 2021 - 11:15am

---Update on 2021-09-07 at 11:00 a.m.----

This process has been delayed to better prepare our libraries and patrons for the change. Watch for upcoming news post announcements including recorded instructions for processing these accounts and an updated timeline.

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July 13, 2021 - 10:56am

In an effort to ensure our catalog represents diverse groups of people respectfully, SWAN's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force has launched our first batch of updates to subject headings. For this phase of the project, we have updated subject headings using the terms "illegal aliens"...Read more



July 13, 2021 - 10:14am

Are you interested in purchasing the Kanopy streaming service for your patrons?

SWAN is working with Kanopy to offer a group discount for SWAN libraries. Please join Paula Roman, Senior Account Executive, for an overview of Kanopy's streaming...Read more



July 13, 2021 - 9:29am

Please visit the Graphic Novels page for best practices on cataloging graphic novels.

This is brand new documentation that arose from tickets and questions on how to handle these types of materials.

It's...Read more



July 1, 2021 - 9:28am

Today is the start of the second year of the EBSCO group subscription. If you made changes to your subscriptions, you’ll want to update the URLs on your website. The attached sheet contains the links for every library. Scroll across the bottom to find yours. If you have any questions about the...Read more



June 23, 2021 - 8:02pm

This evening, SWAN is migrating the SWANcom mail service to a new server. This migration will only disrupt SWANcom service for a brief period as the server is migrated. No other SWAN services will be impacted.

ACTION NEEDED: If you have not already, please whitelist the @list....Read more



June 22, 2021 - 8:49am

Are you planning a diversity audit of your library’s collection? Do you think you might plan one in the future? Are you curious to know more about the topic?

SWAN’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Metadata Task Force is hosting a panel discussion about performing diversity audits....Read more



June 15, 2021 - 4:17pm

Your Shelf Check for MISSTRNSIT and MISSHLDSHLF report for tomorrow (Wednesday, June 16th) will be blank since nothing was checked out to these users in May, 2020. We are taking advantage of this opportunity to instead have you check your shelves for MISSING and CLAIMSRETD items checked out...Read more



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