MCHENRY, Ill., April 24, 2014 –Follett this week released Destiny 12.0 with Universal Search, a new search interface that allows students to seamlessly search and access all print and digital content within the Destiny Library Manager platform. Whether reading ebooks or conducting research, students can now access the content they need from one system that offers a consistent, simplified user experience with single sign-on access.
"This powerful new search capability makes Destiny the solution of choice for librarians and schools moving from print to digital," said Tom Schenck, president of Follett School Solutions. "Students and teachers can discover and access the best print and digital content directly through Destiny, eliminating the need to learn multiple interfaces and passwords. It's one of the most comprehensive content solutions educators can put in front of their students."
Rather than having to use a separate tool for digital content, Destiny is a universal solution that provides students and teachers access to multiple types of resources from multiple vendors, within the convenience of one system. In use at more than 50,000K-12 schools nationwide, Destiny offers powerful federated searching so a student can find a wide variety of high-quality relevant resources with minimal effort. "Follett's goal is to help our districts ensure their investments in content are maximized to help support student learning," Schenck said.
The new Universal Search interface is built to provide an optimal experience on virtually any size screen. Universal Search also takes advantage of Destiny's deep integration with Follett ebooks, allowing usersto directly check out content, place titles on hold, and provide direct access from mobile devices.
Within the new release, librarians and teachers can now collaborate and connect to content using Follett's exclusive Curriculum Tags, which include tags for specific skills and Common Core-related terms such as "figurative language," "point of view," "primary sources," and "cause and effect."
"Universal Search allows teachers to use our Curriculum Tags to easily find relevant resources in Destiny to support and build their lesson plans to meet college and career readiness," Schenck added.
With the introduction of Universal Search's cloud-based functionality, Follett will add new, dynamic capabilities on an ongoing basis. Schools will have the flexibility to introduce the new features at their own pace.
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About Follett's K-12 Business
Follett (follettlearning.com) is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
About Follett Corporation
Since 1873, Follett (follett.com) has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today Follett delivers physical and digital learning materials, retail services, school content and management systems to more than 70,000 early childhood, primary and secondary schools, and on more than 1,000 college campuses. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately held company.