News and Information about your Follett Automation Service
· Winter 2020 Edition ·
New Version Alert!
· Follett Resources on your LibGuide ·
Before we go over the update...
· What's New ·
Let's Start with the BIGGEST 17.5 Change
The Back Office tab is now called Admin.
Also, There is a Big Change in Terminology
17.0 Back Office tab = 17.5 Admin tab
17.0 Destiny Classic = 17.5 "Back Office"
This may seem confusing at first glance, but we have confidence that you will grasp this change easily.
The reason for this change is that Follett felt that the term "Destiny Classic" might be confusing for students. They might still think they have access to it. If it is called Back Office it sounds more like a place students are not allowed to go.
If you have any questions about this or anything else, do not hesitate to call or email.
Additional changes in 17.5
Use Sharing Options in the Simplified Version
You can now enable sharing options in the Simplified version of Destiny Discover (this was previously available in the Standard version). Sharing options let patrons access permalinks and QR (Quick Response) codes to share a specific Title Details page.
For more information, see Share Library Resources with Permalinks and QR Codes and Set Up Versions and Themes.
- Administrators (that's you) control which users can create and view Collections
- Administrators can restrict user view by site type
- Administrators can take control of any user's Collection at their site.
- Administrators can pin collections to the ribbons in Collections
A new Help topic shows you how to use Destiny to support a library organized by genre. Find links to information on efficiently adding genre data, as well as running reports and performing inventory by genre.
Destiny and Discover changes so far this school year
Choose where to display Learning Links on your homepage
You can show Learning Links as a column at the top of your homepage, arrange the order with other Featured Content carousels, or include it in both areas.
For more information, see Set Up the Homepage.
Improved display of News, Announcements and Learning Links
Quickly browse for resources with enhanced homepage design features
Note: If you feature collections on your homepage, that section will not appear in the carousel format at this time.