March 2, 2022 - 12:43pm

SirsiDynix will be performing scheduled maintenance to their global data center network infrastructure on March 9 starting at 10 PM CST. Maintenance is expected to last approximately one hour. During this time the following services will be impacted:

BLUEcloud Analytics BLUEcloud Central...Read more

March 2, 2022 - 7:51am

In case you missed the announcement in our February monthly newsletter , we wanted to share ByWater's February 2022 Librarian of the Month . Yes, it is our own Tara Wood,...Read more

February 24, 2022 - 9:25am

We've had a few questions from members about what is happening on the March 8th soft launch for Aspen. Here is a recap of the steps that SWAN will take that date, and what your library should do between now and April 26th, when Enterprise is no longer available.

SWAN updates March 8th...Read more

February 17, 2022 - 7:00am

Due to weather, we expect several closures today. As we hear about closures, we will attempt to update libraries on this news post.

If you library is closed, please notify:

RAILS Delivery Submit...Read more

February 14, 2022 - 3:26pm

SWAN is happy to announce plans to move forward with the BLUEcloud Cataloging pilot project slated for late Spring 2022. We expect the pilot will last about 3 months.

BLUEcloud Cataloging offers robust and intuitive templates that will help to streamline the manual input of pre-cats....Read more

February 9, 2022 - 8:10am

The Aspen Discovery 22.02 release is live. The highlights of this release include:

Improved handling of On Order statuses for Overdrive titles. Improved handling of search terms that end with a question mark, i.e. "do androids dream of electric sheep?" Allow better tracking of holds placed...Read more

February 8, 2022 - 2:01pm

The pricing for the SWAN group-purchase of EBSCO subscription database package was presented at the Committee of the Whole membership meeting last week on February 1st. That pricing is included in the meeting packet, and I have pulled out that pricing which is linked directly to the PDF below...Read more

February 8, 2022 - 8:11am

SirsiDynix has announced the next release of BLUEcloud Central (22.02.00) for 9:00 p.m. on Wed., Feb 9, 2022. This release includes added functionality for BLUEcloud Circulation. We will update this news post as soon as the release has been verified and we can provide details.

A Member...Read more

February 4, 2022 - 8:12am

We have completed the processing of the 2021 NCOA address verification. In mid December, 2021, 970,826 patron records were sent for processing through the National Change of Address (NCOA). This process returned 107,427 or 11% with a changed address.

Please review your next steps in...Read more

January 26, 2022 - 3:02pm

Dear Libraries,

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! Please submit topics for the upcoming year!


When patrons place holds on boxsets (especially TV series) they expect to receive the entire season, not disc 1 or any single disc. So, it’s worth the...Read more