News

January 24, 2022 - 11:41am

You may have recently received a message about an offer from OCLC to update WorldCat holdings using an export of MARC bibliographic data. This message may have come from OCLC or been forwarded from the Illinois State Library.

We ask that you do not accept this offer. SWAN has a system...Read more



January 21, 2022 - 1:00pm

The January 2022 (October- December) 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



January 19, 2022 - 12:08pm

Thanks to everyone who attended the PayPal & Aspen Fines Payment Information Session today.

As a reminder please complete the configuration form so we can set up your online fines payment in Aspen. SWAN will...Read more



January 11, 2022 - 3:34pm

The Aspen 22.01 release is live.

This release includes the following SWAN member requests:

Use 590 field a fallback to assign formats Improved color contrast...Read more

January 10, 2022 - 4:31pm

On Friday, January 7, 2022 we got news that the National Endowment for the Arts American Rescue Plan Act grant SWAN submitted was not selected. This grant would have provided SWAN libraries an opportunity to use a fully licensed Beanstack reading challenge software platform. Currently more than...Read more



January 6, 2022 - 12:42pm

We realize some of the SWAN libraries are dealing with staff shortages due to the pandemic and may need to close temporarily. We can assist you with updating your banner to indicate your closing, extending due dates, and indicating your status on the...Read more



January 5, 2022 - 7:21am

We have received the address change data from Unique and will be updating patron records in January, 2022. The number of patron records sent for processing was 970,826. Of those, 107,427 were returned with address changes for a change rate of 11%.

In addition to the new addresses for...Read more



January 4, 2022 - 9:08am

Aspen and OverDrive changed the checkout process in My Account. Patrons are now redirected to an OverDrive fulfillment screen to select a downloadable format or to read online.

Please submit a ticket if you have questions or find issues with the new process to...Read more



December 29, 2021 - 11:10am

ProQuest has not extended the remote access for Ancestry Library Edition. The access URL on your website should be reverted back to http://ancestrylibrary.proquest.com

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