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Library automation systems
Follett offers the following Integrated Library Systems:
- Destiny (1379 libraries, 19483 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 245
Academic libraries: 28
School libraries: 1076
149 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- Circulation Plus (194 libraries, 351 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 160
Academic libraries: 3
School libraries: 31
724 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- Athena (81 libraries, 111 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 62
Academic libraries: 5
School libraries: 12
594 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- Winnebago Spectrum (112 libraries, 142 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 97
Academic libraries: 3
School libraries: 8
853 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- InfoCentre (33 libraries, 53 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 20
Academic libraries: 5
School libraries: 7
201 libraries have migrated away from this system.
A total of 20140 library facilities included in libraries.org use an ILS provided by Follett.
|Apr 18, 2016||
Follett acquires Baker and Taylor from Castle Harlan.|
|Apr 15, 2016||
Follett acquires Bookmasters.|
|Mar 30, 2016||
Follett acquires Wobo.|
|Feb 23, 2016||
Follett acquires ClassBook.|
|Oct 22, 2015||
Nader Qaimari named to lead Follett School Solutions Business.|
|May 4, 2015||
Follett appoints Ray A. Griffith as President and CEO.|
|Apr 11, 2015||
Follett acquires Nebraska Book Company's retail store division.|
|Feb 2, 2015||
Follett acquires Advanced-Online.|
|Jan 27, 2014||
Todd Litzsinger named chairman of the Board of Directors for Follett Corporation.|
|Sep 5, 2013||
Follett sells BWI assetts to Baker & Taylor.|
|Apr 8, 2013||
Follett Corporation acquires BetterKnow.|
Mary Lee Schneider elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Follett Corporation.|
|Oct 4, 2010||
Follett Software Company acquires X2 Development Corporation.|
|Mar 24, 2008||
Follett Corporation acquires Fourteen40 Inc, including social networking solution CafeScribe.|
|Aug 26, 2006||
Follett acquires TetraData Corporation.|
|Jul 27, 2006||
Follett Software Company acquires library automation division of Sagebrush Corporation.|
|Jun 0, 2006||
Sagebrush spins off Sagebrush Educational Resources as a separate company.|
|Jun 0, 2006||
Follett Corporation acquires Sagebrush Corporation.|
|Oct 0, 2005||
Sagebrush releases InfoCentre.|
|Jan 1, 2003||
Follett Software Company launches Destiny.|
Sagebrush partners with Sirsi for Accent.|
|Aug 0, 1999||
Sagebrush Technologies acquires Winnebago Software Company.|
|Sep 0, 1998||
Sagebrush acquires Nichols Advanced Technologies.|
|Feb 0, 1998||
Sagebrush merges with American Companies.|
|Jan 1, 1998||
Follett releases Windows versions of Circulation Plus, Catalog Plus, and Alliance Plus..|
|Jan 1, 1998||
Thomas J. Schenck named president of Follett Software Company..|
|Sep 0, 1997||
Nichols Advanced Technologies acquires Scribe.|
TetraData Corporation Founded.|
Follett co-founds Library Systems and Services LLC.|
|Jan 1, 1994||
Sagebrush acquires Catalog Card Company.|
|Jan 1, 1994||
Follett Software Company moves into new headquarters in McHenry, IL.|
|Jan 1, 1993||
Nichols Advanced Technologies announce Windows based Athena.|
Follett acquires Book Wholesalers, Inc. (BWI) which distributes children's books to public libraries.|
|Jan 1, 1985||
Follett Software Company founded.|
|Jan 1, 1984||
Follett acquires Library Software Company.|
|Jan 1, 1983||
Nichols Advanced Technologies founded by Bruce Butler..|
Esquire Education Group acquires Follett Publishing Company.|
|Jan 1, 1982||
Winnebago Software Company founded by George B. “Jeb” Griffith..|
|Jan 1, 1964||
American Companies, later Econo-clad books and American Bindery, founded by Richard Crawford..|
Charles W. Follett becomes manager of J.W. Wilcox & Follett Company.|
Charles W. Follett joins C.M. Barnes & Company as a clerk.|
Predecessor of Follett Corporation founded in 1873 by Charles M. Barnes as a used book store in Wheaton, Illinois.|
Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides
The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Follett, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.
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All 324 Press Releases from Follett
10 most recent items:
April 26, 2017. Small Kansas elementary school beats odds to win grand prize in Sixth Annual Follett Challenge.
Located 80 miles northeast of Wichita with a proud population of approximately 460 residents, Strong City, Kansas is renowned for its production of agriculture and cattle, and as annual host of the Flint Hills Rodeo. Now, the rural town’s elementary school will be known as the grand-prize winner of the sixth annual Follett Challenge, a contest sponsored by Follett seeking the most innovative K-12 programs teaching 21st-century skills in today's schools.
April 19, 2017. Follett to Host K-12 Literacy Conference June 22 in Illinois.
Follett, in partnership with Northern Illinois University, will host a literacy conference event that features an impressive array of award-winning authors and is designed to give K-12 educators access to hands-on professional development. Titled “ReadingCon: Collaborating for Literacy.”
April 17, 2017. Follett and Lumen Learning to expand adoption of OER Courseware.
Follett and Lumen Learning announced a partnership to lower costs and improve student success through the use of academic content and courseware based entirely on open educational resources (OER). Follett will offer Lumen Learning's OER solutions to more than 1,200 colleges and universities where Follett manages course materials delivery. Given Follett's ongoing mission to improve access and affordability for students, Follett has invested in Lumen Learning to help fund future growth and expansion of OER courseware.
April 6, 2017. Library strand of Future Ready institutes developed, funded exclusively through Follett’s Project Connect.
Future Ready Schools this week announced a series of free regional events to support educators planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students. This student-centered approach tailors instruction to students’ unique strengths and needs while engaging them in challenging, standards-based academic content.
March 14, 2017. Follett now offers Haese Mathematics as part of International Baccalaureate content.
Haese Mathematics textbooks – a popular and rigorous series of math books for International Baccalaureate (IB) students around the world – are now available for purchase through Follett, the exclusive distributor of content and merchandise from the IB.
March 2, 2017. Follett named exclusive distributor of new K-12 online daily news service.
Follett announced it is the exclusive United States distributor of The Day USA, an online daily news service providing high-interest articles for K-12 schools, along with teacher resources to support information literacy. The Day USA may be a new product to the U.S., but it has been a successful product since 2011 in the United Kingdom.
March 1, 2017. Follett Challenge’s Semifinalists, Video Winners Span the U.S..
With representation from schools spanning the country, organizers of the Follett Challenge today announced via video the 2017 competition’s three Semifinalists and 10 People’s Choice winners. Sponsored by Follett, the sixth annual Follett Challenge – an advocacy program that rewards groundbreaking educational programs – will reward $200,000 in Follett products and services to the most innovative K-12 programs teaching 21st-century skills to students.
February 21, 2017. Follett Awarded Massachusetts SIS/SIF Preferred Vendor Status.
Follett has once again achieved Massachusetts School Interoperability Framework (SIF) 2.7 certification and been awarded the “Certified” Student Information System (SIS) vendor designation for its Aspen product. All vendors must be certified before they may secure contracts with Massachusetts districts.
February 16, 2017. Follett Corporation names George F. Coe as COO.
Follett Corporation President and CEO Ray A. Griffith announced the appointment of George F. Coe to Chief Operating Officer for Follett Corporation and Baker and Taylor, effective March 31.
February 14, 2017. Follett announces key updates to its market-leading Destiny solution.
With the addition of key reporting capabilities and new homepage customization options, Follett’s Destiny 14.5 is giving users a more efficient, streamlined experience from start to finish. The updates encompass the company’s market-leading products for Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, and Destiny Discover.