[baisl] Re: Online Catalog

  • From: Laura Mauler <lauramauler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: baisl <baisl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:05:06 -0700

Hi Kerry,

Thanks so much for your response, I really appreciate you taking the time
to help me. At this point I think the decision is between Follett Destiny
and Alexandria. Final question - how was the migration process from
LibraryWorld to Follett Destiny?

Thanks again for all your help.

Sincerely,
Laura


*Laura Mauler, MLIS*
*Librarian*
Drew School
2901 California Street
San Francisco CA 94115
415-430-3718 (direct)
415-409-3739 (main)

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 2:38 PM, Kerry Fender <kfender@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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,
> etc).
> -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!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Kerry
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Laura Mauler <lauramauler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > wrote:
>
>> 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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