Tags: Destiny, Follett, Version 11
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Follett is excited to announce the latest release to Destiny, 11.0. These new enhancements empower you to make better informed decisions on real-time data and create a digital learning environment with access to Follett eBooks. Destiny brings further support for digital resources by complying with new RDA cataloging standards.
Since April 1, 2013, simultaneous with the Library of Congress’ changeover to RDA, Follett has cataloged in the new RDA format, supplying both modified AACR2 and RDA records to customers. New features in version 11 of Follett Destiny ensure that new data from RDA-compliant sources like the Library of Congress can be accomodated by the new system.
A new feature that librarians will love is the dashboard that allows them to view up-to-date data on library circulation, overdue notices, and titles on hold – from one convenient location. “The new dashboard is designed to help librarians and media specialists more easily communicate key usage metrics to administrators and advocate for the importance of their school libraries,” said Don Rokusek, Follett’s Destiny program director.
Follett e-books are now seamlessly integrated with Destiny, while the mobile apps have been upgraded based on initial customer enhancement requests. Amazon’s Kindle Fire now supports Destiny Quest, allowing access to both Follett and Amazon.com resources from a single device.
And lastly, the IT personnel will be pleased to learn that the latest Destiny supports Windows Server 2012 and Internet Explorer 10.
To take advantage of Destiny 11.0, contact our customer service (firstname.lastname@example.org) for current customers, or our sales department at email@example.com for new or prospective customers.
Tags: Follett Destiny
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Follett’s new mobile app will free you from the desk to perform circulation anywhere you need to in your school.
The Follett Destiny mobile app is a new powerful tool designed specifically for school based staff. No longer will you be tied to your desk or office – with the Follett Destiny mobile app you are provided with quick, easy access to perform circulation functions– right from your mobile device. Available for Destiny customers of Library Manager, Asset Manager, and Textbook Manager. The Follett Destiny mobile app gives access to circulation functions such as:
- Check in and Check out of resources
- View of patron account summary
- Monitor copy or item status
- Enter or scan barcodes and patron barcodes
Please note: **Scanning utilizes the device auto-focus camera and is only supported in iPhone models (3GS/4/4S) and iPad3. Scanning is not supported on Android devices or other Apple devices.
Getting started with the Follett Destiny mobile app
Your Destiny system must be upgraded to v10.5
Connected to Internet access via 3G/4G network or WiFi
Compatible with Apple IPhone and IPad with iOS 4.2 or later. Scanning feature only available on Apple iOS 3.0 or later,
Compatible with Android smartphones and tablets 2.1-2.3.7(Text from Follett Software Company http://www.follettsoftware.com)
Android devices – download from Google Play HERE.
Apple devices – download from iTunes App Store HERE.
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It was our first three-in-one event, with five days of continuous training so that users of Follett Library automation software can take their libraries to new heights with new knowledge and skills. The 1st Library Automation Boot Camp was held at the Cebu Normal University (CNU) Library last Sept 3 to 7, 2012, graciously hosted by CNU librarian Aida de la Cerna and staff. The three parts of the event were:
- Follett Cir/Cat Refresher Course, a free workshop for users of Follett Circulation Plus and Catalog Plus library automation software. Thirty-seven (37) participants from as far north as Benguet and south as Surigao, attended this training geared to enhance the capabilities of participants in this Windows-based software.
- Library Automation Next, a free seminar open to all interested librarians, IT and education professionals, that introduced new technologies and services that will be the next trend in Philippine library automation. It was attended by 84 library professionals who witnessed the application of mobile, social media, web, e-books, RDA, and other emerging standards in state-of-the-art library systems.
- Follett Destiny Comprehensive Course. This is the first ever comprehensive course for our growing number for Follett Destiny Library Manager users. Fifteen (15) librarians benefitted from three days of intensive exercises to maximize the use of their Destiny software, which is a totally web-based and can be used in single or multiple libraries/consortia.
Throughout the boot camp, campers were drilled on the basics of library automation as well as advanced features that will be found in new and upgraded systems. These include web-enabled systems that can be accessed anywhere from any device, federated search or the ability to search multiple resources at the same time, mobile applications for libraries that make use of smart phones and tablets, social OPACs that mimic Facebook, cataloging support for new standards like RDA and ISBN-13, consortium or sharing of resourches including union catalogs, integration of e-book and other digital content, and many more. There was also a demonstration booth for those who would like to try out what were being discussed.To learn more about our boot camp from the viewpoint of a participant, check out this blog post from a librarian-blogger: http://definitelylibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-library-automation-boot-camp.html . Be sure to check out all five posts for each day she attended the camp.
Watch out for our next boot camp as we bring out the best in our librarians and libraries through our tested and well-supported technologies. We promise to make it a unique learning experience mixed with a lot of FUN!
Destiny Quest Mobile: Free App To Access Your Library October 9, 2012Posted by editor in General, Library Automation, Mobile Apps, OPAC, Product Highlight.
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Starting with version 10 of Follett Destiny, users and staff can access the Destiny Library Manager through Android phones and tablets, as well as Apple IOS devices like Ipad and Iphone. This means they can now find the resources they need anytime, including breaks in between classes and anywhere they have access to wi-fi or 3G phone signal. The mobile app is similar in function to the Destiny Quest desktop application, including showing a list of the latest acquisitions, the top 10 books, as well as categories of books. If a patron is allowed by the librarian to login to the system, he will have additional functionality like account information (checkouts, holds, fines), ability to rate and review books, place holds on books, have their own personal book lists. It’s a useful and much appreciated addition to the library’s offerings.
To try out this free app, point your Android tablet or smartphone’s browser to this link, download, and install this app: Destiny Quest Mobile App. You can also download this app from Google Play (for Android, go to http://play.google.com, just search for ‘Destiny Quest’) or from Apple iTunes App Market (for IOS) thru this LINK.
To try your connection to a demo server, try our own http://destiny.servehttp.com.
For help in deploying this app in your school, please go to our website http://www.eisi.com.ph and click on the LIVE CHAT button for direct access to our support staff.
To deploy Quest Mobile in your school, make sure you have an updated Destiny maintenance agreement, and contact EISI (63 2 8436571) for assistance.
To promote Destiny Quest Mobile to your students, download and customize this POSTER.
Watch this video for more info:
Tags: Library Events
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It’s been quite a while since our last post, so we’ll take this opportunity to record our major company events the past year. Electronic Information Solutions Inc. (EISI) participated in nine (9) library association events in 2010 as a sponsor/exhibitor or presentor. We are grateful for the officers of these associations for this continuing partnership to educate our librarians about the latest technologies:
- April 11-13, 2011 – The Cagayan and Kalinga-Apayao (CaAKAp) Librarians Association Inc. conducted a National Summer Conference on the theme: “Rekindling the Spirit of Leadership Towards Better Library Environment” held at the Villa Victoria Hotel, Pengu-Ruyu, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
- April 13 -15, 2011 – PLAI-STRLC organized the Regional Summer Conference at El Pueblo Rhizort, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.
- April 27-29, 2011 – The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, Inc. conducted a 3-day National Summer Conference on the theme: “Library Tourism & Hospitality: The Business of Endearing Philippine Libraries and Information Services to Publics”. This professional activity was held at the Lake Houses 1 & 2 of San Antonio Resort, Baybay Beach, Roxas City, Capiz.
- April 27-30, 2011 – The Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines, Inc. (ASLP) in cooperation with the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Library, conducted four-day, three-night seminar on “Challenges and Opportunities of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Age of New Technology”. This was held at the Bamboo Garden, Dipolog City.
- August 26, 2011 – Online MAHLAP Union List Training for Contributing Libraries was held at the Information Management Service Training Room, Department of Health, San Lazaro Compound, Sta. Cruz, Manila.
- May 17-19, 2011 – The Academic Libraries Book Acquisition Systems Association, Inc. (ALBASA, INC.) held its 38th Annual General Assembly with a book fair, business meeting and seminar at the Cebu Grand Convention Center, Archbishop Reyes, St., Cebu City, Philippines.
- October 12-14, 2011 – The Cavite Librarians Association, Inc. (CLASS, Inc.), had its National Conference with the theme “Libraries & Information Centers: Improvements and Innovations” at the El Cielito Hotel, Tagaytay City.
- November 10-11, 2011 – The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) Caraga Regional Council in coordination with the Caraga Librarians and Libraries Association, Inc., (CLLA) conducted its 3rd Regional Convention and Seminar-Workshop on the theme “Reinventing Libraries in the 21st Century” on November 10-11, 2011 at Goat 2 Geder Hotel and Restaurant, Butuan City.
- November 16-18, 2011 – Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI), General Conference and Assembly was held in Hotel Elizabeth located at #1 J. Felipe Street corner Gibraltar Street, Baguio City East, Baguio City. This activity is in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and Arts-National Committee on Library and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS) with the theme: “National Conference on Libraries for Progress”.
In addition, EISI organized 3 corporate events to serve the needs of its customers and give back to the community.
June 30 – July 1 2011, 18th MARC 21 Workshop, St Louise University, Baguio City. 40 librarians learn from Prof. Corazon Nera, Chairman, Board of Librarianship. Full story HERE.
January 22, 2011. EISI sponsored a book donation ceremony for the city library of Dasmarinas, Cavite. Full story HERE.
December 4, 2011. EISI sponsored T-shirts for volunteer staff of a medical mission in Laguna.
EISI is proud of its contribution to the Philippine library community as well as to the general public in 2011. Subscribe to our feeds to see what’s happening this 2012. Or like us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/electronic.info