Follett this week announced several innovative enhancements to Universal Search, the powerful content search and discovery tool available in the latest upgrade of Destiny Library Manager. New features include integration with EasyBib, an intuitive information literacy platform that provides students with citation, note taking and research tools.
Integrating EasyBib within Universal Search will help students simplify the process of making citations and bibliographies, saving them time and effort with their research. For example, users can now effortlessly receive citations in MLA, APA, Chicago and other styles.
“Our mission has always been to help students become better writers with technology,” said Neal Taparia, co-founder and co-CEO of EasyBib. “This integration makes it seamless for Follett’s Destiny and EasyBib users to organize citations, and thereby focus on the critical thinking demanded by today's writing standards.”
“We are delighted to hear the new Destiny update will feature integration with EasyBib,” said Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan Public Schools in Connecticut. “We find students are more inclined to use resources that integrate with citation generators.” Luhtala was recently named a “Mover & Shaker” for 2015 by Library Journal.
“These enhancements expand the capabilities of Universal Search and Destiny in keeping with the latest K-12 district technology standards and the need to develop the digital literacy and research skills of students,” said Tom Schenck, president of Follett School Solutions.
Other new features in Universal Search offer students the ability to manage research using a “Favorites” list and easily search for audiobooks and sound recordings, including an option to limit the search to Follett audiobooks only. In addition to the new search features, the Destiny upgrade provides the district with greater communication and enhanced capabilities for interlibrary loan (ILL) transactions. To take advantage of the latest enhancements, customers must upgrade to Destiny 12.5.
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For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, colleges and campus bookstores, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach, students to learn and fans to celebrate. A leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett currently works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. Today Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is a $3.6 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.