MCHENRY, Ill., Feb. 26, 2020. Follett has released Destiny 17.5, a new version of the solution featuring important enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, Destiny Discover, and Collections by Destiny. Used in more than 60 percent of U.S. public schools, Destiny is Follett's market-leading platform for library management, digital content, and resource management.
"We're continually improving Destiny to ensure it meets our customers' evolving needs and we're delivering maximum value," said Britten Follett, executive vice president, Follett School Solutions. "With Destiny 17.5, we've focused on ease of use, openness, accountability and driving better community outcomes. We thank all of our loyal and passionate Destiny customers who have contributed ideas and input to help make our solutions even more effective and efficient."
Key Destiny 17.5 updates include:
- Destiny Library Manager. The new version will provide support for ‘Community Share', a program that connects Baker & Taylor's public library digital collections with schools. A seamless integration will be created between the local public library's Axis 360 eBook collection and Destiny Library Manager. Students will be provided with immediate access to an expanded selection of age and grade-appropriate digital content through Destiny Discover. Every school building participating in Community Share can control which public library titles display to students, ensuring alignment to reading goals.
- Destiny Resource Manager. Electronic signatures can now be captured on departing and arriving transfers and warehouse orders. In addition, a new feature will enable warehouse staff to get a quick overview of all of the order activity for resources across all sites within a district. "Better information maximizes the use of existing resources and helps prevent over-ordering," Follett said.
- Destiny Discover. Destiny Discover, which provides a single discovery interface for students and educators to search and access print and digital resources, will now feature a customizable homepage. Discover administrators will be able to add content such as current events and announcements related to library operations and patron needs to their home page. Elsewhere, Search Suggestions are now "smarter" and more relevant to the needs of patrons. "These improvements will make it quicker and easier for students and staff to find library materials," Follett added.
- Collections by Destiny. Administrators will now have greater control over the Collections at their site. They will be able to edit, delete, copy and share any collection as if it were their own. Further, administrators can restrict users from seeing collections created at another site. This can be used in a K-12 district to prevent elementary school students from seeing high school content that may be inappropriate for them.
A recorded version of Follett's recent "What's New in Destiny 17.5" webinar is available on demand by visiting https://bit.ly/36v49Cd. Registrants can view the free webinar at their convenience.
For a complete look at all that is new in Destiny 17.5, visit https://bit.ly/38YXdj5.
Starting in March, Follett will begin deploying its hosted Destiny customers to the Microsoft Azure cloud-computing platform where the company will be able to provide its customers with enhanced performance, security and support.
For more information about Follett and Destiny, visit www.FollettLearning.com.
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Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of educational materials, digital content, eCommerce, and multi-media for libraries, schools and institutions. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools, and more than 2,700 physical locations and campus eCommerce platforms in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library markets.