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  1. SWAN Committee of the Whole Woodridge Public Library Presented by Aaron Skog, SWAN Executive Director August , 2013 Update on Activities

  2. Today’s Topics • Network Changes Update • Millennium Update • Millennium R2011 Upgrade • Elmhurst Update • JAR Error Update • ILS Committee Update • RFP posted • Task Force Groups

  3. Network Changes • Memo #1: Introduction & Overview of project, goals, new email list of IT contacts shared • Memo #2: New Millennium installer with R2009B.1.5 & Hostname: 1 week deadline to complete • Shutdown old MLS/SWAN website • Prepare SSL certificates

  4. Network Changes: What’s Next? Upcoming 8 Memos • List new websites using *.swanlibraries.net domain, new SWANcom list, perhaps include SWANcorps list • SWAN will announce its new internal IP address • Steps for 3rd Party Self-checks • Q&A Meeting closer to network cutover • Two meetings • Recorded for later viewing online

  5. Network Changes: How Can I Find Out More?

  6. Millennium R2009B 1.5 Upgrade • Millennium software upgrade required • Announced August 7th • See Network Changes Memo #2: Required Millennium Software Upgrade • Prepares for OCLC control records • Installer removed references to SWAN Internal IP: part of Network Changes • Due Sunday August 18th 10 P.M.

  7. Millennium R2011 Upgrade

  8. Elmhurst Update

  9. Millennium JAR Error Have you seen this? • Millennium JAR error: the specific JAR file name will change (“Could not find xxx”) • We have some answers!

  10. Millennium JAR Error Research @ LGS & WCS found local network adjustments helped reduce/eliminate the JAR error 7 Network Layers were Researched, Layers 1-6affect Layer 7 (Millennium) Contact SWAN Member Services: help.swanlibraries.netor call 630-734-5153 Ask for Versatile to help

  11. Millennium JAR Error Recommendations Coming: work on bringing the affected library's network infrastructure up to standards compliance and follow best practices. • Updating library-managed switch and firewall firmware • Ensuring DNS, DHCP, routing, vLANs, other network services are configured for better compliance with standards and best practices • Ensuring point-to-point connections are not generating excessive CRCerrors • Reduce network broadcast packet traffic, where possible • Updating local computer hardware drivers • For affected computers, replacing patch cables of unknown quality that are in the cable path from the computer to the firewall • For affected computers, replacing unmanaged 'consumer-grade' switches of unknown quality that are in the cable path from the computer to the firewall

  12. ILS Committee Update • RFP posted! • New “RFP” menu • Task Force Groups selected • 7 Groups • CHAIR: library member • LIAISON: ILS Committee member • Notified Friday Aug 9th & ILS Bulletin Monday August 12th http://support.swanlibraries.net/system/files/Task%20Forces.pdf

  13. Task Force Groups

  14. ILS Committee Update • RFP Guidelines Reminder for All SWAN Libraries: • RFP is posted on SWAN website • If any vendors contact you or ask questions, refer to Aaron Skog • Avoid bias or giving a vendor a “leg up” • Past tactics for consortia include letters from current vendor, out-of-the-blue phone calls

  15. SWAN Meetings 2013 • Quarterly Sept 5 rescheduled to Sept 12: Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library • Strategic Plan Year-One Report • Overview of SWAN FY15 Budget Process • RAILS Update

  16. Questions & Discussion Aaron Skog, aaron.skog@railslibraries.info