Jan 14, 2019 – Follett has released Follett Destiny® 16.5, a new version of the market-leading solution featuring enhancements to Follett Destiny® Library Manager, Follett Destiny Discover®, and Follett Destiny® Resource Manager. Destiny solutions serve more than 65,000 schools and libraries and are used in 23 of the 25 largest U.S. school districts.
A “What’s Coming in Destiny 16.5” webinar is set for 3 p.m. EDT on Wednesday (Jan. 16). To register, visit https://bit.ly/2GZNek0. Registrants can either view the webinar live or later at their convenience.
Follett Destiny® 16.5 highlights include:
- Collection Playlists
With Destiny 16.5, and as part of Follett Collections by Destiny®, classroom teachers will now be able to create favorite playlists (similar to music playlists) and easily share them with their students. Designed to support personalized learning and differentiated instruction, multiple playlists can be created for the same lesson, with students progressing through at their own pace.
- Genrefication Improvements
As Follett continues to increase its genrefication support to help librarians and media specialists flip their libraries to more of a bookstore-like model, Destiny 16.5 features four new features, including one that allows for easier management at both the school and district.
- Revised Job/Report Manager Functions
This enhancement will allow both Follett Destiny® Library and Resource Manager users to navigate directly to the report output they wish without the need to manually refresh the page.
- Assess Fines for Resource Components
Destiny Resource Manager already allows users to track components such as power cords, chargers, and laptop cases. Users will now be able to quickly and easily assess a fine when a component is lost or not returned.
- Global Renew Enhancements
Resource Manager adds functionality to its global renew feature. Users can save significant time and effort by batch updating renewal dates on items based on a variety of criteria, including the patron’s graduation year, grade level or patron type.
For a complete look at all that is new in Destiny 16.5, visit https://bit.ly/2QC75VZ.