RILINK Newsletter

November 2022

Sora Refresher

RISOCKS Sora Refresher

Dec 7th: 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST

Make the most of your Sora Reading platform!

Join this LIVE webinar for:

  • A refresher on the basics of Sora

  • Borrowing ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines

  • How to customize your reading experience – DEI Features

  • Top 5 ways Sora serves students

  • Using the Marketplace Admin Portal

Tips to get your entire school community started with Sora.

Register in advance for this webinar - click here All attendees will receive a comprehensive resource to review, explore, and promote Sora after the session.

The session will be recorded. A Certificate of Attendance will be available to all who attend live or view the webinar at a later date.

Budgeting for next year

We are in touch with our RILINK vendors about costs for the 2023-24 school year. At this point, we do not expect an increase in RILINK dues. They will remain at $1.50 per student based on enrollment as of 10/1/2022. Capstone/PebbleGo, OverDrive, and Tumblebooks are not planning increases. We will pass information along from other vendors when we learn more.

On the 2022-23 RILINK invoice we recommended estimating a 10% increase for Follett support, but we do not have the exact amount at this time.

Destiny Discover News

A new Destiny Discover update was released on October 13. Included are features that can make Destiny more accessible for elementary students. Now you can:

Change the Look of Destiny Discover with New Themes

In addition to the Midnight Blue, Under The Sea, and Technology themes, you now can choose from seven background colors.

Configure More Options (turn off features by user role)

You decide which of the following features you want to show:

Reviews, Ratings, Sharing, Citations, Collections, Search Options

For more information, see Configure Custom Settings. Here you also will see options to enlarge content such as buttons.

To learn more about the changes view the September 30 Ask Andrew session on What’s New in Destiny Discover.

Cleaning up your site's Job Manager

Please note that some jobs run automatically by Follett Destiny will stay in your site's Job Manager until you delete them. To make it easier to see and review the overdue and other reports that you have requested, take a look at the Job Manager in the left-hand column of your site's Back Office [Admin] tab. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see an option to Delete Jobs based on date, or optionally, in the drop-down list, Job Name. You can choose to delete all of the "Follett Digital Update - Daily", "Daily Holds Processor", or any other Job reports that you no longer need. After you make your choice you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page again to choose Delete near the bottom right. You can also delete Job reports by clicking in the box to the left of each Job report that you want to delete and then choosing the Delete option near the bottom right of the current page.

CDL Update

We are meeting regularly with Follett about the error messages and inability to place holds. They report they have a team working diligently to resolve the issues. All this fix will do is allow the system to work as it did last school year. Then, hopefully, they will go forward with promised improvements.

In the meantime, schools that are on ILL delivery can use the RILINK listserv to request items.

Quick Notes

If you are new to RILINK or new at a school and want to set up a LibGuide, contact Jackie. Other LibGuides users should watch for the upcoming Fall edition of the RILINK Schools Newsletter for tips and updates.

Problems Using Destiny? Forgot a password? Need to edit a LibGuide? Please use the Request Help form for these or any other questions.The button can be found on most pages of the RILINK website and a link appears in our email signatures. Karen and Jackie alternate monitoring Help, and this is the fastest way to get a response.

Let us know how you and your students and teachers are using SORA/RISOCKS.

RILINK and OverDrive would like to make your school's experience with RISOCKS a delightful one. Please send any comments, suggestions, reviews, usage stories, etc. to with a Subject line of RISOCKS comments.

The Directory reflects all member information as it is reported to us. Please help us to keep our records up to date and insure that the RILINK Listserv is current. If you have changes in your school or district report them by launching the Directory Update Form.