April 22, 2022 - 10:38am

The April 2022 (January- March) Quarterly Billing is complete, and the invoices and checks will be mailed shortly. Documentation is available to help guide member library staff through the...Read more

April 18, 2022 - 6:33am

---------------Update at 7:00 a.m.---------------

The server is open and accessible to library staff. We'll continue to see delayed reports throughout the morning, but Offline mode is no longer necessary. Please resume work online.

---------------Original Posting at 6:30 a.m...Read more

April 12, 2022 - 7:12am

The Aspen 22.04 release is now live. Highlights include:

Hoopla settings to exclude Hoopla records with copies from other eContent Vendors LibCal integration Updates to the "bad words list" that can exclude staff...Read more

April 5, 2022 - 9:21am

There will be three seats open July 1, 2022 and the process to elect representatives begins with individuals self-nominating. Library directors and administrators should use the self-nomination form on the link below to submit your name and written statement of interest.

The self-...Read more

April 1, 2022 - 9:19am

We received notice late last night, March 31st, that OCLC has begun processing our data files for the OCLC Holdings Reset. This project is outlined in this news post from March 14th: Upcoming OCLC WorldCat Holdings Reset ....Read more

March 23, 2022 - 4:26pm

SWAN has negotiated a group discount for Comics Plus from Library Pass. Comics Plus is a database of new and backlist comics and graphic novels from over 120 publishers with unlimited access and simultaneous use. Patrons can read comics and graphic novels on the Library Pass platform on...Read more

March 14, 2022 - 8:59am

SWAN will soon begin the process of having our members' OCLC holdings reset.

Earlier this year, OCLC offered members an opportunity to reset their WorldCat holdings free of charge. Because SWAN uses a local software solution to manage this process on behalf of our membership, we asked...Read more

March 11, 2022 - 3:28pm

PressReader has shared with their community of library subscribers that their recent network outage caused by a malware attack. PressReader's Updates for users recounts the situation. PressReader said...Read more

March 9, 2022 - 12:01pm

The 22.03 release of Aspen Discovery is now live. This release includes the following improvements to searching:

Searches are now case-insensitive, meaning you'll get the same results if you capitalize or don't capitalize your keywords Better handling of possessive searches that include...Read more

March 3, 2022 - 4:20pm

---------------Update at 7:00 a.m. on 4/18---------------

Despite some report delays, the rebuild has concluded successfully. Please resume work online, but be aware that we will experience report delays throughout this morning. Please let us know if you encounter any record issues....Read more