May 25, 2022 - 12:44pm

Dear Libraries,

Spring = cleanup up, so this year we decided to tackle the local records. They proliferate in the system, and I want to emphasize that some standards are required for these records.

Library of Things records

It is a requirement for the 245 title tag to begin...Read more

May 18, 2022 - 8:23am

No action is required by our libraries. SWAN Libraries are all set for OverDrive changes in October.

OverDrive customers were notified that on October 10, 2022, they will be updating their network configuration. Libraries were encouraged to share this information with your consortium....Read more

May 11, 2022 - 12:06pm

We are receiving reports that the OCLC Renewal Agreement cover letters are indicating libraries will be invoiced directly from PrairieCat. You should disregard the sentence "[your library] will receive an invoice from PrairieCat that includes the FY2023 ILLINET/OCLC Group Services Membership...Read more

May 11, 2022 - 8:00am

The Aspen 22.05 release is now live.

This development cycle focused on improving migration processes for libraries moving to Aspen and small bug fixes, in addition to performance improvements to the Aspen LiDA app which is still in beta.

There are no new features in this...Read more

May 3, 2022 - 2:45pm

Please use this form to select the four optional databases for your library. The selection form is available until May 27, 2022. Refer to the SWAN EBSCO...Read more

May 2, 2022 - 1:52pm

The Aspen catalog is now live and the Enterprise catalog has been retired.

If you still have any links or OPAC computers pointing to the Enterprise catalog, update those now. If you see a 404 page, update the link -- most links could be redirected, but some couldn't be redirected as...Read more

May 2, 2022 - 11:08am

The SWAN Board election will have three seats opening for representation, starting July 1st. The names submitted for the upcoming board election are as follows:

Anna Wassenaar Executive Director Blue Island Public Library Colleen Waltman Library Director Homewood Public Library District...Read more

April 27, 2022 - 9:29am

Join SWAN and EBSCO on Wednesday, May 4th, from 1-2 PM to learn about the new EBSCO Discovery Service interface. SWAN will move to the new interface on May 9th. Register on L2 Read more

April 26, 2022 - 3:06pm

SWAN has begun the monthly process of removing expired ONLINE patron records. All records expired for at least 90 days with a last activity date prior to the expiration date have been removed, since these records have been inactive. Moving forward we will continue the removal process on the...Read more

April 25, 2022 - 4:20pm

SWAN will redirect the URLs to your library's Aspen catalog home page on Tuesday, April 26th. You should see the redirects working by 2 p.m.

If your OPAC or website points to a URL at...Read more