January 28, 2020 - 2:14pm

Hello SWAN membership --

With the recent Symphony upgrade came a change to the way bibliographic fixed fields display in Symphony. A new field called "Rec_Status" appears in the upper left-hand corner of the fixed field. It displays a Record Status value from OCLC indicating whether a... Read more

January 28, 2020 - 10:43am

The Transit Label Generator will now process ILL_LIBS transactions

In addition to printing transit labels for items that are in transit between SWAN libraries, the label generator will now process items in transit to ILL_LIBS, including items that are delivered via ILDS. Using the... Read more

January 28, 2020 - 9:39am

The BLUEcloud Mobile 2019.5 release is now live in the Google Play store, and it will be live in the Apple App store later this week. For you and your patrons to use the newest version, you will need to update the BLUEcloud Mobile app on your devices. 

You can read the full... Read more

January 27, 2020 - 1:35pm

We have not been able to complete the Remove Fiscal Cycle process for 2014 and 2015 because there are Vendor records with those fiscal cycles linked to Serial Control records. SWAN staff will remove the Vendor Records from the Serial Control records and will send a list of Control Records to the... Read more

January 23, 2020 - 5:25pm

Enterprise previously showed both the home location and current location for display items. However, this sometimes resulted in conflicting descriptions like "2nd Floor Adult - Lobby Display", where "2nd Floor Adult" is the home location and "Lobby Display" is the current location on another... Read more

January 21, 2020 - 3:03pm

The bibliographic updates SWAN is performing immediately prior to the February 23rd/24th rebuild fall into three different categories:

  1. Changes affecting holds – One of the major changes the rebuild will commit is the implementation of invalid ISBN, ISSN, and UPC
  2. ... Read more
January 20, 2020 - 12:55pm

--Update/Concluded on 2/24 at 5:10pm--

Our scheduled database maintenance has concluded successfully! All impacted services are back online and available for use. Your Offline circulation transactions will be processed overnight with our typical system maintenance and those transactions... Read more

January 17, 2020 - 1:31pm

With the Symphony 3.6.2 upgrade completed and many new WorkFlows clients already deployed in our member libraries, we've enabled the upgrade enhancements noted in the release webinar. If you have the latest WorkFlows 3.6.2 client installed, many of these features... Read more

January 13, 2020 - 10:18am

In an effort to better organize library closings and provide consistent communication on these closings, we ask that libraries report their library closings on the RAILS website. Those closings will be shared to the SWAN membership through our centralized listing of... Read more

January 7, 2020 - 2:20pm

The first SWAN Cataloging Users meeting will take place on Thursday, February 6th, from 9:30 to 12:00 at the Villa Park Public Library.

Please submit topic ideas for the agenda to We will send out the agenda a week... Read more