January 2, 2020 - 11:38am

Following the most recent Enterprise upgrade, we received some feedback about how on order items, display items, and checked out items display in the catalog. We've made a few tweaks to the display to address these concerns.

On order items

If your library creates on order items,... Read more

December 20, 2019 - 3:16pm

--Concluded Successfully on 2020/01/16 at 7am--

Essential overnight maintenance reports have concluded, so we’ve reenabled the VPN connections to your libraries. You’re free to login to the Symphony/WorkFlows server immediately (Offline mode is no longer necessary).... Read more

December 16, 2019 - 9:44am

Concluded successfully on 12/18 at 6am

Our upgrade to Enterprise 5.0.1 has completed without issues. Although SWAN's testing of features will continue into the morning, all Enterprise Catalog library profiles and features are fully functional and available now. 

For a... Read more

December 12, 2019 - 9:44am

The SWAN 2020 meetings and training events (through June 2020) have been posted on L2. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year both in person and online!

For a complete list of SWAN meetings and events, you can use the L2 tag "SWAN2020" - ... Read more

December 9, 2019 - 3:06pm


SWAN's 2020 annual patron purge has been completed. Thank you all for assisting us in our ongoing efforts to keep our database as accurate and clean as possible. With your help we were able to remove 158,960 stale patron records! Please let us know if you have any... Read more

December 9, 2019 - 10:07am

The Clarity Task Force presented at the SWAN Quarterly meeting last week. This membership group is seeking feedback on the written report. This membership group is seeking feedback on the written report it issued mid-... Read more

November 21, 2019 - 4:12pm

SWAN staff will be attending our annual retreat with Illinois library consortium at the Joliet Junior College tomorrow, Friday, November 22nd. We will have staff assigned to monitor our systems and respond to emergencies. Due to the lite support, most submitted helpdesk tickets will have... Read more

November 19, 2019 - 12:49pm

The notes for last week's Cataloging Advisory Group meeting are available on the Meetings & Documents page. During the meeting, we discussed the outlook of cataloging meetings in 2020. Part of this includes... Read more

November 18, 2019 - 12:26pm

The SWAN task force that was formed to provide analysis and recommendations as part of a "shared diagnosis" for the consortium has issued its final report. The report identifies 5 important issues, and in its conclusion makes some "big picture" recommendations for SWAN and its libraries to focus... Read more

November 18, 2019 - 9:01am

OCLC have been in the process of updating their back end systems. The most recent change at OCLC was within the billing section of the systems. As such this notice was sent out.

Here is what you need to know as a SWAN member:

  • SWAN will continue to receive a single invoice for
  • ... Read more