Follett announced today the release of Destiny 11.0 with improvements aiming to help create an interactive, digital learning environment with Follett eBooks.
A key feature of Destiny 11.0 addresses the improvements Follett made to its capabilities for using eBooks and mobile devices to support digital learning, including a Destiny Quest mobile app for Kindle Fire devices. The app currently supports users of Apple and Android devices.
“We know that digital and mobile are key trends that are transforming school libraries, and we want to give librarians new ways to connect with students and teachers,” said Don Rokusek, Follett’s Destiny program director. “It also will now be easier to use Follett eBooks and be able to identify them with the new green icon.”
Another Destiny 11.0 release feature is Follett’s implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging to support the new industry standards aimed at today’s digital world.
In addition, Destiny 11.0 will mark the debut of a new dashboard for Destiny Library Manager library management software. The new dashboard will provide quick access to view circulation statistics, overdue notices and hold requests.
“I love the overdue report and the update button in the new Destiny 11.0,” said Dr. Lynn M. Lary, instructional technology specialist and media/library coordinator for Springfield (Ore.) Public Schools.
The release also gives users new capabilities in Destiny Textbook Manager and Destiny Asset Manager including the ability to allow calculation of lost fines based on asset or item price.
Follett will be hosting a “What’s New in Destiny 11.0” webinar at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, April 9, with features and benefits to be outlined and explained.
Existing Destiny customers with current technical support, and who have previously upgraded to Destiny 10.5, are entitled to Destiny 11.0 at no additional cost.