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Migration from Athena to Destiny at Far Eastern University-Manila August 1, 2008

Posted by quelly in Cataloging, Library Automation, Philippine libraries, Trainings & Events.
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Electronic Information Solutions is pleased to announce our first Destiny Installation in Metro Manila. The Far Eastern University (FEU), a long-time Athena user found that Destiny is the best upgrade option for them. This migration from Athena to Destiny was formally launched at FEU’s electronic library last June 19, 2008.

The event was attended by the University President Dr. Lydia B. Echauz, officials, college deans, librarians and concerned staff to personally witness the benefits of the web-based software to their school.

As an introduction, Mr. Luke Mark Odon (Library Systems-Administrator) gave some background on their former library software Athena. After which, EISI team presented the benefits of the Destiny Library Manager focusing on the real time access to the database through its OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog). It was a day full of interaction and hands-on experience among the participants as EISI team headed by Mr. Axel Cabarles (Sales Supervisor) and Mr. Pedro Tabinas (Technical Supervisor) took time to demonstrate the benefits of Destiny to FEU.

Destiny Library Manager™ is Follett Software Company’s latest and top-of-the-line library automation software. It is completely web-based software, with all functions like OPAC, cataloging, circulation, inventory, reports, and others requiring no more than a web browser. See pictures below.

FEU Library Systems Administrator, Mr. Luke Mark Odon talks about their former Library Automation Software (Athena)

EISI Sales Supervisor, Mr. Axel Cabarles demonstrates the benefits of Destiny Library Manager

EISI Technical Supervisor, Mr. Pedro Tabinas, discusses technical features of
Destiny software

Chief Librarian-Dr. Dolores Flora, Technical Support-Mr. Rafael Lacsina and Library Systems Administrator-Mr. Odon giving personal attention to the University President-Dr. Lydia B. Echauz (left), Assistant VP for Academic Affairs-Dr. Cecilia I. Anido with VP for Academic Affairs-Arch. Miguel M. Carpio (right)

EISI Sales Supervisor Axel Cabarles assisted the FEU Associate Dean of IN-AHSE, Dr. Ma. Belinda Buenafe on Destiny Library software

Shown above (from the left) are EISI Technical Supervisor- Mr. Tabinas, FEU Library Systems Administrator- Mr. Odon, Chief Librarian-Dr. Flora with CIO Computer Services- Mr. Cesar M. Pacis

A gainful day for the University Librarians at the electronic library

FEU students got their first hands-on experience with Destiny OPAC at University Library