As a part of the ongoing Network Migration project, SWAN staff have spent the last several months contacting various 3rd party vendors to ensure preparedness for the SWAN domain update and eventual IP address migration. The vendors we're contacting are those which specifically require access to SWAN ILS data for self-checkouts, e-readers, mobile apps, and more. We've established a comprehensive list of these 3rd party vendors and their migration status, as included in the link below. Please take a few moments to review this list with the appropriate library staff, and contact us if any of your preferred vendors are not included.
On Monday, November 25th, as a part of the network migration project, SWAN will be updating the three-letter email aliases to reflect the change from the mls.lib.il.us domain to swanlibraries.net. These email aliases are designated to each library, and typically used for patron notices or interlibrary communication. Following the November 25th cutover date, the MLS email domain will be retired and replaced with notices.swanlibraries.net. For more information and steps to prepare for the address change, please refer to the document, Network Changes Memo #5: Member Library Email Aliases (SWANTech or Member password required).
SWAN experienced a network failutre due to a rare problem with our Internet service provider. There was a core failure at the Illinois Century Network (ICN). SWAN lost its Internet connection from 2:00pm to 3:45pm. No phones were operating at our Burr Ridge office and all SWAN libraries lost their connection. This outage also affected RAILS, PrairieCat, and MAGIC libraries, and many SWAN libraries using ICN.
SWAN library staff that attended the software demonstrations are encouraged to leave feedback on any of the sessions they attended. The deadline to leave feedback online is Friday November 1st at 5:00pm. The electronic forms are available online in the SWAN Member's Only portion of the website, login and password required.