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Library automation systems
Follett offers the following Integrated Library Systems:
- Destiny (1532 libraries, 20859 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 298
Academic libraries: 43
School libraries: 1154
243 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- Circulation Plus (80 libraries, 180 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 62
Academic libraries: 1
School libraries: 17
840 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- Athena (38 libraries, 66 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 28
Academic libraries: 1
School libraries: 7
637 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- Winnebago Spectrum (36 libraries, 53 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 30
Academic libraries: 1
School libraries: 3
936 libraries have migrated away from this system.
- InfoCentre (21 libraries, 38 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 10
Academic libraries: 4
School libraries: 7
213 libraries have migrated away from this system.
A total of 21196 library facilities included in libraries.org use an ILS provided by Follett.
|Sep 4, 2019||
Britten Follett to lead its PreK-12 Business.|
|Dec 13, 2018||
Follett acquires NextTier Education.|
|Jan 2, 2018||
Patrick E. Connolly named as President and CEO of Follett Corporation.|
|Nov 16, 2016||
Follett acquires Valore Inc..|
|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.|
|Jul 20, 2013||
Death of Alison O'Hara Barasa, Follett Corporation board chair, President, and CEO.|
|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.|
|Feb 25, 2008||
Follett Corporation acquires Varsity Group Inc..|
|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.|
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..|
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
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All 409 Press Releases from Follett
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March 23, 2020. New York High School captures 2020 Follett Challenge Grand Prize.
Mineola High School of Garden City Park, NY was named the Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Follett Challenge. The Nassau County-based school, with an enrollment of 1,026 students, earns $30,000 in Follett products and services and a celebration at their school for its entry, “Empowered Students: Preparing Students for the 4th Industrial Revolution.”
March 21, 2020. With at-home learning increasing, Follett offers interactive ebook platform for free to schools.
As the number of school closures mount due to the spread of COVID-19, Follett today announced it is partnering with Weigl Publishers, Inc. to offer Lightbox, a PreK-12 interactive ebook platform, and AV2 World Languages, a K-3 ebook program, free of charge to schools worldwide through June 30.
March 18, 2020. In Response to COVID-19 Impact on Education, Follett to Deliver Free At-Home Learning Content During Crisis.
Follett is working with customers to ensure they can quickly and easily use the company’s wide range of eLearning solutions and access to content as more students shift to learning from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 12, 2020. Follett Launches API Partner Program.
Follett has launched a partner program that will make it easy for its Destiny and Aspen customers to implement time- and cost-saving integrations and streamline data exchange with their existing vendors. The API Partner Program will allow Follett to help customers extend and enhance the capabilities of their Destiny and Aspen solutions and take full advantage of Follett’s open-APIs via the company’s growing partner portfolio.
February 26, 2020. Follett introduces key enhancements with Destiny 17.5 Release.
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.
December 5, 2019. 2020 Follett Challenge Entry Deadline is Thursday, Dec. 12.
The deadline for PreK-12 districts and schools to submit their nominations for the 2020 Follett Challenge is noon CST Thursday, Dec. 12. The ninth annual contest formally launched in October with more ways to win a portion of $200,000 (USD) in Follett products and/or services that will be awarded.
November 7, 2019. Follett launches Book Orders for the Classroom.
Two years after introducing its book fair business, Follett is launching Follett Book eFairs, an innovative approach to reimagining the classroom book-ordering process. Follett Book eFairs allow teachers to create an online book order in less than five minutes, make custom recommendations for students, and easily communicate with parents. Significantly, eFairs also will streamline the payment process by eliminating the need for teachers to handle cash or checks and paper order forms.
October 21, 2019. Ninth annual Follett Challenge launches with more chances to win.
With newly added opportunities for PreK-12 schools and districts to win prizes, the Follett Challenge today launched its ninth annual contest that rewards innovative educational programs teaching 21st century skills to students. For 2020, the Follett Challenge is significantly increasing the number of semifinalists to nine, from which the grand prize winner will be selected.Follett again will reward a total of $200,000 (USD) in products and/or services to groundbreaking educational programs that illustrate critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration. All public and private K-12 schools/districts in the United States, Canada, and Australia are eligible to apply. The 2019 contest marked the first time a school or district from outside the United States claimed the grand prize when Regina Catholic School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada, earned the honor.
September 10, 2019. Aman Kochar succeeds David Cully at Baker & Taylor in expanded role.
Follett Corporation today announced an expanded leadership role for Amandeep Kochar, who succeeded David Cully as head of Baker & Taylor, the company’s public library business unit. Cully retired August 30
September 4, 2019. Follett appoints Britten Follett to lead its PreK-12 Business.
Follett Corporation announced the appointment of Britten Follett to lead Follett School Solutions, the company’s PreK-12 business. A fifth-generation family member, Follett has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Follett School Solutions. Follett most recently served as Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Classroom Initiatives for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space.