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June 6, 2013. SWAN Member’s Quarterly Meeting. SWAN Director’s Report. Projects completed March - May 2013 Review SWAN Changes 4 years Strategic Plan Update Upcoming Projects. Projects completed March - May 2013. Server infrastructure improved Reduce Millennium backup time

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June 6 2013

June 6, 2013

SWAN Member’s Quarterly Meeting


Swan director s report
SWAN Director’s Report

  • Projects completed March - May 2013

  • Review SWAN Changes 4 years

  • Strategic Plan Update

  • Upcoming Projects


Projects completed march may 2013
Projects completed March - May 2013

  • Server infrastructure improved

  • Reduce Millennium backup time

  • Reporter implementation

  • ILS Committee progress

  • Complete new SWAN support website


Swan infrastructure improved
SWAN Infrastructure Improved

SWAN network 2012

SWAN network 2013



Maintenance hours big win
Maintenance Hours: BIG WIN

OLD: 2 ½ HOURS (10pm – 12:30pm)

New: 30 minutes!

Announced May 6th



Rda issues
RDA Issues

  • Publication Date Sort: WebPAC & Encore

    • Problem in R2009B (Noted in SWANcom)

  • Workaround Now in Place: June 2013

    • Fixed 4,000 existing bib records

    • Daily work by Bib Services, June - Fall

  • Fixed in R2011.1.3 Upgrade


Strategic plan goals
Strategic Plan: Goals

  • 9 Goals Total, Here is What is Underway in 3-year Plan:

  • Goal: Recommend direction for SWAN integrated library system (ILS) platform

    • Board determines ILS Committee & Charge

    • Conduct informal demonstrations & investigation with other libraries, consortia

    • Determine length of extension with Innovative

    • Milestone: should we keep looking?

  • Goal: Create outreach program

    • Recruit 12 ambassadors: SWAN library directors

    • Assign libraries to ambassadors & schedule visits

    • Hold SWAN quarterly meetings at member libraries: 12 libraries for 2013-2015




Network changes
Network Changes

SWAN needs a new network

  • Old MLS domain must end (mls.lib.il.us)

    • swan.mls.lib.il.us = WebPAC

  • Move to independent network within RAILS data center (currently mixed in with RAILS Burr Ridge office network)

  • Current external & internal IP address must change

  • Prepares SWAN for any future network changes



Swan quarterly password change
SWAN Quarterly Password Change

Current method

New website method

Use the support.swanlibraries.net website

Works from any browser, anywhere

Try it now! June Quarterly changes 6/13/13

  • Use the URL: http://204.120.131.105/director/

  • Only works on VPN, e.g. in your library

  • Use for June Quarterly, but method ends Sept Quarterly meeting


Swan meetings 2013
SWAN Meetings 2013

  • July 9 COTW: Brookfield Zoo

  • Technology Users Group MtgJuly 18: Burr Ridge

  • August 13 COTW: Woodridge

  • Quarterly Sept 5 rescheduled to Sept 12: Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library

  • October 8 COTW: Burr Ridge (or elsewhere?)

  • November 12 COTW: Midlothian

  • Quarterly Dec 5: Prairie Trails Public Library District


Illinois heartland share
Illinois Heartland: SHARE

  • http://www.illshareit.com/

  • Live April 2013

  • 427 Libraries (merged 4 consortia)

  • 10 million items available

  • Polaris

  • Huge impact on ILDS delivery between Heartland hubs



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