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Follett

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1391 Corporate Drive
McHenry, Illinois 60050-7041
United States
Toll free: 800-323-3397
Phone: 815-344-8700
Fax: 815-344-8774
Web site: http://www.fsc.follett.com/
Email: info@fsc.follett.com


Executives


Company Ownership


Library automation systems

Follett offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Destiny (1384 libraries, 19374 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 250
    Academic libraries: 27
    School libraries: 1074
    142 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Circulation Plus (195 libraries, 352 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 161
    Academic libraries: 3
    School libraries: 31
    722 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Athena (82 libraries, 112 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 62
    Academic libraries: 6
    School libraries: 12
    593 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Winnebago Spectrum (114 libraries, 144 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 99
    Academic libraries: 3
    School libraries: 8
    851 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • InfoCentre (34 libraries, 60 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 21
    Academic libraries: 5
    School libraries: 7
    201 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 20042 library facilities included in libraries.org use an ILS provided by Follett.


Corporate Chronology

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.
Nov 2012   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.
Jan 2001   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.
1997   TetraData Corporation Founded.
1997   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.
1990   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..
1983   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..
1918   Charles W. Follett becomes manager of J.W. Wilcox & Follett Company.
1901   Charles W. Follett joins C.M. Barnes & Company as a clerk.
1873   Predecessor of Follett Corporation founded in 1873 by Charles M. Barnes as a used book store in Wheaton, Illinois.

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Follett News

Tuesday Feb 21, 2017

All 316 Press Releases from Follett

10 most recent items:


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. <<more>>


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. <<more>>


February 7, 2017. Follett partners with New Zealand’s Wendy Pye Publishing. Follett announced today it has formed a partnership with New Zealand-based Wendy Pye Publishing to provide more than 300 fiction and nonfiction print titles for K-2 classrooms. Pye’s company introduced Sunshine Classics in the USA in the 1980s, and the popular reading program has been revived with updated print options for learners and educators. <<more>>


February 2, 2017. Shannon McClintock Miller named a spokesperson for Future Ready Librarians, Project Connect. Shannon McClintock Miller, a recognized and respected K-12 library leader, is the new spokesperson for Future Ready Schools Librarians and Project Connect. Miller previously served as the district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa for eight years, and currently is an international speaker and author of an award-winning blog. <<more>>


January 25, 2017. Follett unveils new Resource Center. Follett’s newly unveiled Resource Center is a convenient, one-stop online home for customers to learn everything they need to know about using their Follett products, help promote their use, easily find answers to their questions, and discover the wide array of content available. <<more>>


January 24, 2017. Follett-Dremel partnership brings 3D printers with professional development to K-12 Schools. Follett announced it has become a premier distributor for Dremel 3D printers for the K-12 school market. The Dremel 3D Idea Builder. <<more>>


January 18, 2017. Follett, VitalSource integration promotes one-click access to 80,000+ digital titles. A new collaboration between Follett Higher Education Group and VitalSource Technologies is making it easier for college students to access their digital learning materials. By integrating systems, Follett, the nation's largest campus retailer, and VitalSource, Ingram Content Group's educational technology division, are eliminating the need for passcodes to access VitalSource content via Follett's BryteWave digital textbook reader. Students simply log in to their learning management system and click a link for instant access to their needed materials. <<more>>


January 11, 2017. Follett opens new office in Dubai. Follett announced it has opened a new office in Dubai, further committing its support of international schools in the United Arab Emirates, Middle East and North Africa regions. <<more>>


January 5, 2017. Follett adds array of new content for IB World Schools. As the exclusive worldwide distributor for International Baccalaureate (IB) publishing products, Follett announced today it has added new content from IB and a wealth of new curriculum content support from an array of other respected providers. The new IB content, plus a variety of additional resources hand-picked by Follett’s educational experts, are available to purchase on Titlewave, Follett’s online search and ordering tool. <<more>>


November 16, 2016. Follett Acquires Valore Inc.. Follett Corporation, a global leader in education and entertainment content distribution, today announced it has acquired Valore Inc. and the ValoreBooks marketplace solution for students and bookstores to buy, sell and rent college textbooks online. Combining the convenience of the ValoreBooks marketplace with the scope and capabilities of Follett will provide campus stores and students greater access to more affordable course material options. <<more>>