MCHENRY, IL – October 18, 2007 – The latest version of the Destiny Resource Management Solution from Follett Software Company brings a number of new functions to users, from monitoring server health to sharing library books ratings to more efficiently transferring textbooks from school to school.
Destiny Version 8.0 features a number of significant improvements, including new Server Health Reports that give technical administrators a snapshot of the performance of all their Destiny modules. Reports include request response times, browser reports, bandwidth reports and server uptime, among others, enabling more accurate system monitoring and troubleshooting.
The new version of Destiny Library Manager lets students, teachers and librarians write reviews of books and post them in the bibliographic record for other patrons to read, encouraging students to respond to literature and share their written work. Improvements to Destiny Textbook Manager let districts view textbook availability across all schools to meet transfer request needs and route transfer requests made to schools.
"These new features further improve Destiny usability and flexibility," said Follett Software Company President Tom Schenck. "We continue to incorporate our experience as the market leader into creating solutions that expand the ability of districts to make the best use of educational resources," Schenck said.
Other improvements in Destiny 8.0 include:
- Homeroom and Grade Level Circulation Report: Destiny Library Manager now provides circulation reports by homeroom and grade level, allowing media specialists to determine which patrons and classes have the highest circulation rates, and identify books with the highest circulation.
- Tracking for Textbook Kit Items: Destiny Textbook Manager now includes support for managing textbook kit and component items, helping districts make sure that resource kit items like workbooks, CDs and manipulatives stay with the textbooks they support.
- Customizable OPAC Interface: Destiny's Visual OPAC can now be configured to display larger text, simpler icons and book cover images to appeal to elementary-level students or emerging readers.
- Faster, Easier Global Changes: Users of any Destiny module can now make global changes to a particular category of items; they can then assign these changes to barcode labels, spine/pocket labels, transfers, updating copies individually or globally, and Report Builder Limiter functions.
About Destiny Resource Management Solution
Follett Software Company addresses the challenges of education resource management with its award-winning Destiny Resource Management Solution. Destiny is a comprehensive, browserbased system that gives districts and schools the power to manage resources centrally. The solution includes Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Textbook Manager, Destiny Media Manager and Destiny Asset Manager. Districts can choose to deploy the system in its entirety or select those modules that address top resource management priorities.
Follett Software Company is the partner that over half of America's school districts trust to help them manage everything from library books to laptops, textbooks to trombones, computers to curriculum kits and digital cameras to data warehousing. All of the information is used in the support of data-driven decision-making. Follett Software Company helps districts of all sizes track and use resources more efficiently so their dollars are best leveraged to help each and every student.
Follett Software is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation – a $2.37 billion, privately-held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Illinois.