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Follett Integrates with eBook Providers to Create Open Content Repository for PreK-12 Districts

Posted Nov 2, 2015
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Follett has unveiled new product integrations with OverDrive and Mackin Educational Resources, continuing in its efforts to make Follett Destiny an open agnostic discovery tool for print and digital content that supports PreK-12 classroom and curriculum needs.

The product integrations ensure that once users have logged into Follett's Destiny, they can access OverDrive or MackinVIA content without being presented with another separate login prompt from those vendors’ platforms. Students and staff can easily access the content from Destiny with a single click of a consistent open button, further negating the need to remember multiple usernames and passwords.

“We recognize our customers utilize content from multiple vendors and are seeking a simple login solution for all their print and digital resources,” said Nader Qaimari, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Follett School Solutions.“It’s important we all work together to provide teachers and students a more seamless browsing experience and to minimize barriers, such as multiple logins. We are pleased to work with vendors, such as OverDrive and MackinVIA, to more easily access content from Destiny with a single click.”

Follett will be expanding this “open approach to education” strategy to support integration with other PreK-12 solutions, such as learning management systems, and access to open educational resources (OER) to ensure teachers and students have access to resources where they need them and when they need them.

All three companies will be exhibiting at this week’s AASL National Conference: Follett at booth #309, OverDrive at booth #629, and Mackin at booth #317.

Source: Follett,

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