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The Follett Destiny Mobile app Brings Circulation to the Palms of your Hands December 10, 2012

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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.  

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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.

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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)

Free Download

Android devices – download from Google Play HERE.

Apple devices – download from iTunes App Store HERE.

Destiny Quest Mobile: Free App To Access Your Library October 9, 2012

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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.

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Follett Software Offers Free Integration of One Search Into Destiny Library Manager 9.9 June 13, 2011

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March 31, 2011. Follett Software Company (Chicago, Illinois) announced this week that the One Search™ subscription service is now fully integrated into Destiny® Library Manager™, and will be available free to Follett customers who have upgraded to the latest Destiny 9.9 version and maintain a current support agreement.

The Destiny Library Manager-One Search integration becomes effective Friday (April 1), said George Gatsis, vice president of product management, marketing and development for Follett Software Company.

“One Search is a great way to help the Librarian/Media Specialist assist teachers and students in the learning process and support the library,” Gatsis said. “We hope this addition will help support our customers’ goal of improving information literacy and strengthen the value of Destiny in their library, while concurrently keeping an eye on the budget.”

Current One Search subscribers will be able to access all the service’s online resources that they have in the past without incurring any additional fees. A complete list of the supported databases is available by visiting Follett Software’s web site under “Enriched Content Subscriptions.”

Existing Destiny customers seeking details about activating their One Search subscription in Destiny, or for additional information about One Search, contact the Philippine Distributor, Electronic Information Solutions Inc at eisi@eisi.com.ph.

In early January, Follett Software unveiled Destiny® 9.9 with a host of dynamic improvements that allow existing Destiny Library Manager™ (and Destiny Textbook Manager™) customers to save time, increase efficiency and help drive student achievement.

Follett Destiny is distributed in the Philippines by Electronic Information Solutions Inc (http://www.eisi.com.ph) which can be reached at phone 63 2 8436571.

New Product: National Technical Reports Library June 29, 2010

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National Technical Reports LibraryEISI has recently signed with the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) of the US Government for distribution rights to the National Technical Reports Library (NTRL), a database of US government technical reports.  NTIS acquires, indexes, abstracts, and archives the largest collection of U.S. government-sponsored technical reports in existence. The NTRL offers access to these authenticated government technical reports to libraries and technical information users.  The database contains over two (2) million titles with links to over 500,000 full-text documents in PDF format.  NTRL is a valuable source of gray literature from the US not found in published sources.  To know more about NTRL go to http://www.ntis.gov/products/ntrl.aspx.  To get a free trial or to order contact Chin Castro, Business Development Manager, EISI, at businessdevt@aklatan.net, phone 046 4771679.

Destiny Quest™ Combines Broad-Based Search, Social Networking Features July 29, 2009

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A new online searching interface for the digitally native student is Destiny Quest™, a new feature within the widely used Destiny Library Manager™ solution, combining a visually engaging interface, broad-based integrated searching power and social networking components to create the new library for the 21st century learner.

For a live demo of Destiny Quest, click HERE.

Destiny Quest connects the teacher and student with resources to support curriculum and encourage development of research tools they’ll need for today’s new information environment. The new interface fosters greater collaboration among students, teachers, media specialists and parents. Destiny Quest strengthens the library-classroom connection and helps improve information literacy by providing technology tools to effectively search, manage, organize and interpret vast amount of information from the district’s collection and across the Internet.

Engaging Interface, Collaboration Tools
Destiny Quest offers new features today’s digitally native students expect in an online interface:

  • Engaging, visually rich interface: Destiny Quest features a new, graphically engaging interface that offers many of the same visual cues they’re used to from popular Internet sites. Cover images of books available through TitlePeek™ are featured in more locations, and there’s more dynamic, click-and-drag action than in a more traditional search interface.
  • Students rate, review, share opinions on books: Destiny Quest lets students give star ratings to books, and they can write expanded, moderated reviews on books they’ve read. Students can read the reviews of others, creating an engaging social networking environment.
  • New “My Info” Space: Students can bookmark and store information sources they like in a personalized space for immediate, easy retrieval wherever they use Destiny®.
  • Virtual Shelf Browsing: Destiny Quest features a Carousel View that lets students browse the actual library shelves online, seeing books on either side of the book they’ve found in a search. The feature makes it easier to find related titles that are available in the school library.
  • Multiple Library, Internet Results Integrated in One Easy Search: Students and teachers can search every library among several, plus with Enriched Content Services, they can also search educator-approved websites and other digital content. Search results integrate all results seamlessly.
  • Next-Generation Search Tools: Destiny Quest features an arsenal of search tools to help users find information faster and navigate more intuitively. Searches can be narrowed by keyword, author, publication year and other terms to produce more refined results. A “You May Also Like” feature makes active recommendations for further reading based on the student’s search history and circulation history. Destiny Quest also features a menu that drops down while the student enters a search term, providing spelling suggestions and alternate search terms based on previous searches.  As students dig down into search results, they see a trail of search levels at the top of the screen, allowing them to backtrack to any level with one click of the mouse.
  • Digital Content Immediately Available: When digital content, like eBooks, video or audio files, show up in search results, students can access them directly by clicking on them, without having to exit Destiny.

Destiny Quest has been part of the Destiny Resource Management Solution™ since version 8.5.  For a live demo of Destiny Quest, click HERE.