Follett School and Library Group released Destiny 11.0, the latest version of its automation product designed primarily for the K-12 school library arena. Originally created in 2003, Follett has maintained a pace of delivering major updates to Destiny annually.
Destiny 11.0 includes a number of new capabilities, including improvements to its support for e-books and mobile devices. This version includes a Kindle Fire mobile app the for the Destiny Quest search interface in addition to the ones previously available for Apple iOS and Android devices. The company also improved the integration between Destiny and Follett eBooks. Destiny 11.0 also brings enhancements to the cataloging functions, such as support for the recently implemented Resource Description and Access cataloging rules for MARC records. As of March 31, 2013, many of the major bibliographic resources, such as those from the Library of Congress and the British Library switched from AACR2 to RDA as their official descriptive cataloging standard (see http:// www.loc.gov/aba/rda/). This release also includes a new dashboard that provides a graphic display of operational activities such as circulation statistics, hold requests, and overdue notices.
Follett ranks as the dominant provider of automation software to the K-12 arena. More than 6,000 districts spanning around 59,000 individual schools have adopted Destiny.