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Smart Libraries Newsletter [February 2019]


Libraries expect continual development of their products as a benefit of their ongoing maintenance and support payments. Many vendors recently announced new versions and enhancements of their products. These announcements include:

  • Follett has released version 16.5 of its flagship Destiny library management system for PreK-12 school libraries. Some of the new capabilities in this new version include a new concept of “collection playlists,” which enable teachers to assemble learning resources that can be shared with students much like music playlists. This new capability supports personalized learning, such as offering different playlists for the same course to enable students to work through material at their own pace. This version of Destiny also strengthens support for genre classifications that enable libraries to organize their collections according to bookstore-like categories. Enhancements were also made to reporting and circulation functions.
  • Civica released version 10.2 of its Spydus library management system that streamlines multiple aspects of administering the system and enhances its patron interface. This version presents a new personalized dashboard for library personnel displaying essential information and tools when launched. The system also enables discovery of library resources through Google and other web search engines. Its cataloging component now allows bulk editing of MARC records to streamline processing.
  • The Library Corporation released Version 5.4.1 of its Library.Solution integrated library system for public and school libraries. Featured enhancements include easier ways to make edits to batches of records in the cataloging module using drop-down menus. This version also includes automated retrieval of MARC records from sources such as Mackin and improved integration with external discovery environments.
  • ByWater Solutions has enhanced its Libki Kiosk Management System to include print management capabilities based on Google Cloud Print. This new feature enables a library to implement print management through cloud services without specialized local hardware or software infrastructure.
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Publication Year:2019
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Smart Libraries Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 39 Number 02
Issue:February 2019
Publisher:ALA TechSource
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Record Number:24093
Last Update:2023-01-25 10:49:03
Date Created:2019-03-06 13:46:15