[baisl] Re: Online Catalog

  • From: Kerry Fender <kfender@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: baisl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:38:24 -0700

Hi Laura,

LibraryWorld may have made upgrades in the five years since I stopped using
it, so if it already does any of these things, I apologize. Here's what I
like about Follett Destiny:

-Overdues can be sent to email addresses automatically (daily, weekly,
-Batch updates and deletions can be made to records.
-Patrons: You can upload student pictures to attach to patron records. It's
a small touch, and a helpful one.
-Reporting: there are reports. Many, many reports.
-Spine Labels: You can print spine labels from a list of barcodes
-A better database of MARC records for cataloging. It's very rare for us to
add an item to the catalog that is not in this system.
-Inventory reports are customizable. I remember there being just one list
with LibraryWorld.
-Titlepeek - there's a large database of book covers, so there's a nice
visual element.
-I didn't have eBooks when I used Libraryworld, so I can't speak to its
ability to handle different item types. Destiny does a wonderful job.

Plenty  of customization, really. I can set the calendar to calculate
different due dates, create levels of access for different patron groups
and administrators, create staff profiles to allow different levels of
access to the back end, and so on and so forth.

The interface could stand a visual refresh, but overall it is a great
system. Minimal outages, too.

If you have questions about specific functions, just let me know!



On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Laura Mauler <lauramauler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Hi Kerry,
> I'm the new librarian at Drew School, and LibraryWorld is the system I've
> inherited. Your emphatic response in favor of Follett Destiny got me
> interested in exploring other options - can you tell me some specifics
> about how Follett Destiny is better than LibraryWorld?
> Thanks for any information you can provide.
> Have a beautiful day!
> -Laura
> *Laura Mauler, MLIS*
> *Librarian*
> Drew School
> 2901 California Street
> San Francisco CA 94115
> 415-430-3718 (direct)
> 415-409-3739 (main)
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 1:35 PM, Kerry Fender <kfender@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> Hi Diane,
>> I survived four years of Libraryworld's catalog (2006-2010). Follett
>> Destiny is light years better. Alas, we have no consortium discount. If you
>> have any questions, let me know!
>> Best Regards,
>> Kerry Fender
>> Director of the Lucas Family Library
>> Sacred Heart Schools - Atherton
>> 150 Valparaiso Ave
>> Atherton, CA  94027
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>> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 1:18 PM, Diane Simoneau <diane@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> > wrote:
>>> Hello All
>>> ,
>>> I want to switch from Casper's Library World to a better online
>>> catalog.  Do you have a service that you like and do we have a group
>>> discount on any o them?
>>> Thanks
>>> Diane
>>> --
>>> Diane Simoneau
>>> Elementary Campus Librarian
>>> Prospect Sierra School

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