May 4, 2021 - 3:45pm

Now that RAILS Delivery is no longer asking libraries to quarantine library material before transiting, a majority of our SWAN libraries have stopped their local quarantine practice. Effective immediately, we have removed the mention of quarantine from our notices.

Also, we have added...Read more

April 30, 2021 - 9:17am

----------Update at 3:00PM on 5/17----------

See PAUSE - Patron Record Purge news post from May 17, 2021 . Based on member feedback, we have placed a pause on this work and will discuss at the June Quarterly....Read more

April 19, 2021 - 2:32pm

The User Lost Card Wizard creates a new, duplicate user record with the patron information and a user profile of LOSTCARD. In our efforts to maintain an orderly patron database, SWAN will run a monthly report purging all the users with a LOSTCARD user profile created two months earlier. This...Read more

April 16, 2021 - 4:32pm

Update at 9PM on 4/28

The SWAN Support Site and OTRS migrations have concluded successfully. No further downtime is expected for the evening.


Beginning at 7:00 PM on the evening on Wednesday, April 28th, we will be migrating SWAN’s...Read more

April 7, 2021 - 1:55pm

We want to hear from you! What are your questions about Aspen Discovery?

Please send your questions in this brief survey , and register to...Read more

April 2, 2021 - 8:38am

Two additional online courses designed for self-paced learning with interactive exercises have been launched. These are great introductory courses for new staff, as well as reminders and reinforcement for anyone involved in cataloging and circulation.

Thanks to Claudia Nickson,...Read more

March 17, 2021 - 8:48am

Our Bibliographic Services team is planning a round of serials data cleanup over the next few months. We want to target item, MARC holdings, and serial control records that are no longer being used. Outdated item and MARC holdings records both present misleading availability to our patrons....Read more

March 17, 2021 - 7:23am

Many SWAN libraries have requested a limited or restricted user profile to assist their communities in offering library services to the housing insecure. A universal user profile, LIMITEDUSE, is available to ensure consistent services for these patrons.


This...Read more

March 16, 2021 - 3:24pm

SWAN’s OCLC holdings are now up-to-date, and we are back on our monthly cycle.

With the migration of our three new libraries last fall, we used the SWAN-developed OCLC Holdings Manager (OHM) and the OCLC WorldShare Management tools to perform a reclamation of their holdings. This...Read more

March 14, 2021 - 11:28am

More opportunities to connect, share, and learn have been added to the SWAN calendar. Register on L2. By registering in advance on L2, we can reach out before the sessions to target specific questions and topics of interest.

Office Hours

Open office hours are informal and intended to...Read more