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Follett Software Company
Board of Directors
- Todd Litzsinger -- Chairman, Board of Directors
- Thomas J. Schenck -- President, Follett Technology Solutions and International Group
- Simona Rollinson -- President
- David Zasada -- Vice President, Product Management and Marketing
- Mike Gedzyk -- Vice President, Services and Operations
Library automation systems
Follett Software Company offers the following Integrated Library Systems:
- Destiny (1217 libraries, 17156 facilities in lib-web-cats)
Public libraries: 223
Academic libraries: 18
School libraries: 954
76 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- Circulation Plus (280 libraries, 441 facilities in lib-web-cats)
Public libraries: 241
Academic libraries: 7
School libraries: 32
622 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- Athena (118 libraries, 149 facilities in lib-web-cats)
Public libraries: 97
Academic libraries: 6
School libraries: 12
522 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- Winnebago Spectrum (185 libraries, 223 facilities in lib-web-cats)
Public libraries: 168
Academic libraries: 5
School libraries: 8
744 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- InfoCentre (62 libraries, 91 facilities in lib-web-cats)
Public libraries: 47
Academic libraries: 5
School libraries: 9
152 libraries have migrated away from this system.
A total of 18060 library facilities included in lib-web-cats use an ILS provided by Follett Software Company.
|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 Software Company, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.
Follett Software Company News
Thursday Sep 18, 2014
All 242 Press Releases from Follett Software Company
10 most recent items:
August 1, 2014. Follett’s Destiny Library Manager Named Winner in Ed-Tech Publication’s Readers’ Choice Competition.
Three Follett products nominated by K-12 educators and administrators from around the country have earned recognition in the eSchool News’ Readers’ Choice Awards for 2014-15. Follett’s market-leading Destiny Library Manager has been named one of the winning products and services, while Aspen Instructional Management System (IMS) and Follett Shelf each received honorable mention status.Of the 1,300 nominations received, 80 were singled out as either winners or honorable mentions in the competition, among the most prestigious in the education technology industry.
July 25, 2014. Houston Independent School District Adopts Follett Technology to Simplify Management of Education Content, Data.
Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest K-12 school district in the country, has adopted Follett’s Destiny Library Manager for its new centralized, integrated library management solution. Destiny Library Manager will be implemented later this year throughout the 212,000-student district, which is comprised of 86 certified libraries and 282 campuses.
June 24, 2014. McGraw-Hill Professional delivers premier content to K-12 Schools via Follett’s market leading Destiny platform.
-McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global publisher of education and professional content, announced a partnership with Follett to further expand availability of its eBook collection to K-12 school library customers globally.
May 16, 2014. Illinois High School Earns Grand Prize in National Education Contest.
Belleville West High School, in southern Illinois, has been named the grand prize winner of the third annual Follett Challenge, a competition to identify, reward and promote the most innovative teaching and learning programs. The high school won for its cutting-edge “Community of Readers” program, which challenges students in each grade level to become avid and engaged pleasure readers.
May 7, 2014. Follett Names George Gatsis Senior VP/Technology Platforms.
George Gatsis has been named senior vice president of technology platforms for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space. Follett empowers school educators and administrators with integrated solutions that combine content discovery, access and delivery with best-in-class management and instructional systems to advance student learning.
April 24, 2014. Follett introduces new search interface in Destiny 12.0 Release.
Follett this week released Destiny 12.0 with Universal Search, a new search interface that allows students to seamlessly search and access all print and digital content within the Destiny Library Manager platform. Whether reading ebooks or conducting research, students can now access the content they need from one system that offers a consistent, simplified user experience with single sign-on access.
April 16, 2014. Follett renews partnership with MetaMetrics to promote reading growth.
Follett solidified its ongoing partnership with MetaMetrics, the developer of the Lexile Framework for Reading. This marriage of education-focused content and reading data helps ease educators’ struggles to connect students with age and reading level appropriate books, ebooks and digital resources.
March 27, 2014. Pennsylvania K-12 School District selects Follett’s Aspen Student Information System.
Big Spring School District in Pennsylvania has selected Follett’s Aspen student information system (SIS) for the collection, reporting and management of student data and information. The Aspen platform integrates learning management capabilities and uniquely connects student information to classroom curricular, educational and communication tools.
March 25, 2014. Follett’s PreK-12 businesses unite as Follett School Solutions, Inc..
Follett’s PreK-12 businesses will become one legal entity named Follett School Solutions, Inc., effective April 1. The new entity is part of Follett’s strategy to deliver increased value to customers by integrating and leveraging the content and technology capabilities of its previously separate businesses: Follett Educational Services, Follett Library Resources and Follett Software Company.
March 7, 2014. Mississippi Educational Software Company partners with Follett to support K-12 state standards transition.
Central Access Corp. announced a partnership with Follett to provide Mississippi schools and educators access to Follett’s Aspen Instructional Management System. Aspen IMS offers powerful curriculum and classroom tools that help teachers and students to focus on engagement and achievement that meet state education standards.