MCHENRY, IL – October 25, 2007 – The latest version of InfoCentre from Follett Software Company makes library management even easier for K-12 schools. InfoCentre 3.0 now makes it easier to deal with grade and homeroom circulation, lost copies and fines. It also gives users access to powerful optional services from Follett Software.
The new version of InfoCentre automatically creates Grade and Homeroom lists based on the values in a school's patron records. Users can then specify grade or homeroom values simply by picking them from a list. Version 3.0 also lets users keep track of previously lost books that have been returned or paid for, and lets them quickly see the estimated fine for an overdue copy.
"We are happy to be able to bring important new functions to our InfoCentre customers," said Follett Software Company President Tom Schenck. "I think it's a good example of our continued commitment to provide best-in-class technology across our entire line of information and resource management products."
InfoCentre 3.0 includes many additional improvements:
- Follett Remote Support: Users can now update InfoCentre's circulation records with circulation transactions logged with Follett Remote. Follett Remote lets users continue to perform many tasks offline if they lose their Internet connection or their InfoCentre server becomes unavailable. Users can circulate library materials or textbooks, conduct transactions in classrooms or bookmobiles, and take inventory with a workstation that has no Internet connection.
- Support for WebPath Express: WebPath Express is an Enriched Content Subscription from Follett Software Company that provides over 73,000 K-12 relevant, safe and age-appropriate websites. These quality sites are hand-picked by educators and verified for factual accuracy and objectivity. New sites are continually added, and are updated and monitored routinely to ensure content remains appropriate. After updating InfoCentre with WebPath Express, patrons can find and view these websites simply by searching the library's catalog.
- Misshelved Copy Management: The new Misshelved Copies report makes it easier than ever to identify misshelved copies. Once books are inventoried in the order that they appear on the shelf, the report automatically identifies copies inventoried out of call number order. To help users locate misshelved items on the shelf, InfoCentre also lists the copies shelved immediately before and after each misshelved item.
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.