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Library automation systems
Follett offers the following Integrated Library Systems:
- Destiny (1234 libraries, 17373 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 223
Academic libraries: 16
School libraries: 972
106 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- Circulation Plus (247 libraries, 407 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 208
Academic libraries: 7
School libraries: 32
660 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- Athena (98 libraries, 128 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 77
Academic libraries: 6
School libraries: 12
560 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- Winnebago Spectrum (149 libraries, 184 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 133
Academic libraries: 4
School libraries: 8
792 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- InfoCentre (49 libraries, 76 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 37
Academic libraries: 4
School libraries: 7
174 libraries have migrated away from this system.
A total of 18168 library facilities included in libraries.org use an ILS provided by Follett.
|Jan 27, 2014||
Todd Litzsinger named chairman of the Board of Directors for Follett Corporation.|
Mary Lee Schneider elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Follett Corporation.|
|Oct 4, 2010||
Follett Software Company acquires X2 Development Corporation.|
|Aug 26, 2006||
Follett acquires TetraData Corporation.|
|Jul 27, 2006||
Follett Software Company acquires library automation division of Sagebrush Corporation.|
|Jun 0, 2006||
Sagebrush spins off Sagebrush Educational Resources as a separate company.|
|Jun 0, 2006||
Follett Corporation acquires Sagebrush Corporation.|
|Oct 0, 2005||
Sagebrush releases InfoCentre.|
|Jan 1, 2003||
Follett Software Company launches Destiny.|
Sagebrush partners with Sirsi for Accent.|
|Aug 0, 1999||
Sagebrush Technologies acquires Winnebago Software Company.|
|Sep 0, 1998||
Sagebrush acquires Nichols Advanced Technologies.|
|Feb 0, 1998||
Sagebrush merges with American Companies.|
|Jan 1, 1998||
Follett releases Windows versions of Circulation Plus, Catalog Plus, and Alliance Plus..|
|Jan 1, 1998||
Thomas J. Schenck named president of Follett Software Company..|
|Sep 0, 1997||
Nichols Advanced Technologies acquires Scribe.|
TetraData Corporation Founded.|
Follett co-founds Library Systems and Services LLC.|
|Jan 1, 1994||
Sagebrush acquires Catalog Card Company.|
|Jan 1, 1994||
Follett Software Company moves into new headquarters in McHenry, IL.|
|Jan 1, 1993||
Nichols Advanced Technologies announce Windows based Athena.|
|Jan 1, 1985||
Follett Software Company founded.|
|Jan 1, 1984||
Follett acquires Library Software Company.|
|Jan 1, 1983||
Nichols Advanced Technologies founded by Bruce Butler..|
|Jan 1, 1982||
Winnebago Software Company founded by George B. “Jeb” Griffith..|
|Jan 1, 1964||
American Companies, later Econo-clad books and American Bindery, founded by Richard Crawford..|
Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides
The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Follett, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.
Friday Sep 4, 2015
All 263 Press Releases from Follett
10 most recent items:
August 17, 2015. Follett partners With Dr. Susan B. Neuman’s acclaimed early childhood reading program.
Follett announced today it is partnering with early childhood education expert Dr. Susan B. Neuman to become the exclusive distributor of World of Words (WOW), a new, research-based, shared book reading program for children at the PreK-1 grade levels. Developed by Dr. Neuman, who established the Early Reading First Program and Early Childhood Professional Development Education Program, WOW helps build vocabulary and comprehension.
August 13, 2015. Follett unveils Lightbox: interactive multimedia springboard for PreK-12 learning.
Follett unveiled Lightbox, a fully interactive, multi-dimensional interface for PreK-12 teachers looking to improve student engagement, comprehension, vocabulary and literacy development. Designed with digital natives and the way they learn in mind, Lightbox supports instructors with varied approaches to teaching topics, while its built-in tools create an engaging, student-centered learning experience for even the most disengaged students.
August 5, 2015. Follett’s Destiny Resource Manager helps districts save money by tracking assets.
Barrington Community Unit 220 School District in northwest Illinois faced a dilemma familiar to many pre-K12 districts: It was poised to begin the initial phases of a 1:1 transformation but knew it first must have an effective and efficient software system in place to track and manage all of the digital devices it was distributing.
July 24, 2015. Project Connect takes action to support future-ready K-12 libraries, librarians.
Project Connect has announced new initiatives designed to support the cause of future-ready libraries and librarians, all with the ultimate goal of enhancing student learning in a dynamic digital world. The organization’s Library Leadership Committee held its first round of think-tank sessions at the ISTE ’15 Conference in Philadelphia, where the team developed plans to advocate for school library programs through the promotion of innovative and progressive models in use around the country.
July 16, 2015. Follett Partners with The Classroom Library Company to launch exclusive new classroom solutions.
As part of its introduction of the Follett Classroom Libraries new product line, Follett today announced it would be partnering with The Classroom Library Company (CLC), a St. Louis-based distributor and publisher of educational media correlated to state and national standards. The announcement coincides with the start of the annual International Literacy Association (ILA) Conference, where both companies will be exhibiting.
June 25, 2015. Follett now exclusive distributor of Playaway Launchpad.
Findaway and Follett School Solutions today announced Follett is the exclusive PreK-12 distributor of Playaway Launchpad, the pre-loaded and secure children’s learning tablet designed specifically for circulation. Introduced by Findaway in March 2015, Playaway Launchpad delivers high-quality, ad-free learning apps grouped together by subject area, theme, grade level, and age. It provides schools with a secure tablet that serves the PreK-12 market and directly addresses the common pain points of retail tablets.
June 11, 2015. Follett acquires Nebraska Book Company's retail store division.
Follett Corporation and Nebraska Book Company announced that Follett has purchased Neebo, Nebraska Book Company's retail store division. The agreement adds more than 200 complementary campus retail stores to Follett's portfolio, making Follett the operator of more than 1,150 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across North America. For Nebraska Book Company, the agreement underscores its full commitment of resources to providing textbooks, strategic services and technology products to independent college retailers nationwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Follett has acquired Nebraska Book Company's on-campus and off-campus stores, including correlating assets and inventory owned or leased by Neebo.
May 27, 2015. Follett to Offer HarperCollins eBooks to PreK-12 Students Nationwide.
Follett announced it has launched a robust collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers.
May 4, 2015. Follett appoints Ray A. Griffith as President and CEO.
Follett Corporation, a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, districts and college campuses for more than 140 years, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ray A. Griffith as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He succeeds Mary Lee Schneider, who has retired from Follett as both President and Chief Executive Officer and Director.
April 30, 2015. Follett Challenge Announces 2015 Winner.
Follett Corporation announced the winners of the fourth annual Follett Challenge, which empowers innovation and rewards ground-breaking educational programs. O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove School District No. 58 in Downers Grove, Illinois, has been awarded the Grand Prize for its inventive multimedia program, Conquest of the Realm. The school will receive a $60,000 prize in Follett products and services.