Follett School and Library Group (FSLG), a division of Follett Corporation, has announced the joint release of Destiny 10.5, FollettShelf and Follett Digital Reader that will provide a simpler and richer Follett eBook mobile reading experience from computers, laptops, notebooks, tablets, and smartphones.
The joint release, another move by Follett to help its customers adopt and manage digital content as well as to move from digital reading to digital learning, will be made available to select customers through the Follett First Look member-based program. FollettShelf, the cloud-based virtual bookshelf, has the ability to integrate with Destiny, which includes Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Textbook Manager, and Destiny Asset Manager. FSLG includes Follett Software Company, Follett Library Resources, Follett Educational Services and Follett International.
The joint release is designed to improve the foundation of Follett's eBook platform, helping to better manage the check-in/check-out process, and provide improved access to books and notes, whether online or offline.
For customers using FollettShelf, the latest enhancements include a more intuitive and user-friendly experience, with ease of access to eContent for patrons and ease of management for educators.
Destiny customers will be able to take advantage of new capabilities in version 10.5 for a more seamless Destiny Library Manager integration with FollettShelf. Moreover, the Follett Destiny mobile app - introduced with Destiny 10.5 - is available for Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Textbook Manager and Destiny Asset Manager school-based staff to perform basic circulation functions anywhere, anytime. Plus, major enhancements have been made to both Destiny Textbook Manager and Destiny Asset Manager, including a new Dashboard that will show data instantly and graphically in one, easy-to-view display, providing the ability to make better, informed decisions on inventory.
Additionally, the new version of Destiny Textbook Manager will allow schools to track eTextbook licenses and assign them to students, allowing districts to accurately report and manage their eTextbook content with the same level of efficiency as their physical textbooks.
Through the new Follett First Look program, a select group of customers will be working closely with Follett to provide timely and relevant feedback by using the platforms and content in a way that replicates their normal processes.
Source: Follett School and Library Group, www.follett.com