Destiny Library Manager Bewertungen
von Follett4.5 / 5 20 Bewertungen
Bewertet am 5.12.2018
Destiny Library Manager - So You can Find your Books!
Kommentare: We've been using Destiny for nearly 15 years now, and as the project manager, I was happy to replace our old, desktop application library management software. It allowed student's access to an online Card Catalog, and offered a base start for younger students to access the internet. Managing the software has been easy. Most of the time, employees don't require training as they step it. Just once or twice seeing it in use, and they figure it out. Follett offers a quality service, and when I've had a few (very, very rare) issues over the years, they have always responded back right away with the information I need. No bouncing through scripted responses, they just solve the problem. So Follett Destiny, it does the job, and it does it well. (And I've seen other School's alternatives, and I'm happy we have Follett).
Vorteile: Destiny is an excellent web based Library Management system. In the old days we called it our "Digital Card Catalog." It has a number of great features (some of which are addons), to show book covers, related links, and more. It has long since been our front end for our libraries, and our Librarians (and helpers), have required little training for them to do their jobs. The software is frequently updated, when a critical issue occurs, but also yearly patches to keep things fresh enough. The software also has a nice add on, Web Path Express, for younger students to explore topics their are searching for. If a student searches for Baseball (within Destiny), a student will be offered curated high quality content links from the Internet that might be pertinent to their research. It's a great starter for our little guys. Does interface with Active Directory too!
Nachteile: Destiny's interface is a little dated. After years and years of use, it just looks old. Functionality is not lost, nor is anything else. But seriously, I cannot come up with much more than just that it's "classic" look. Destiny is a bit pricey (but competitive.... )
Bewertet am 4.12.2018
I don't know what we would do without Folleett in our school library.
Kommentare: See above under what I like MOST about this software.
Vorteile: I like that it's a one stop shop! It catalogs our collection for easy searching, I can make lists within it that are private to me or I can share, I can also run any report I can think of and even program and schedule reports to be run and even emailed to teacher or students. When I use Title Wave to look up books that I am considering buying, it tells me if I already own it, cutting out the need to look up each title in my collection. The customer service is phenomenal and they always go above and beyond to make my job so much simplier.
Nachteile: Any issue we've had has been on then end of our district. We have people at a district level that can run updates or fix issues we may be having.
Bewertet am 20.12.2017
Eleven Years' Experience with Destiny!
Kommentare: Easy to catalog, circulate materials and send overdue notices. Keeping track of interlibrary loans and interlibrary requests is also a breeze with this software. In general the software makes a librarian's life SO easy!
Vorteile: I love the union catalog since it makes viewing the entire district's collection easy--at a glance! What a perk when requesting materials for students and teachers through interlibrary loan! Users can search items in many different modes and the circulation platform is amazing. Users can email or print overdue notices, you can enter various email addresses to send notices and cataloging is a breeze!
Bewertet am 27.11.2018
Easy to Learn, Great Customer Support
Kommentare: I use it to automate my library. I have used it for many years, have not had any problems. Occasionally the books are not in their system and the system takes a long time to let you know. Some restrictions are in place by my organization so I am not able to catalog new items. Generally been very pleased with the software. The customer service is excellent and they do respond to user suggested improvements.
Vorteile: It is very user friendly, easy to learn and use. The customer service is very friendly, always helpful. Been using it for years, never had an issue I couldn't resolve.
Nachteile: Can be slow at times if product is not in the system.
Bewertet am 13.2.2019
Kommentare: The Destiny program keeps me up to date on any data I need to look at. I can run from general reports to the most detailed about my collection.
Vorteile: The program is easy to use and understand. All the reports you need to manage a library are available and easy to use. The look is clean and easy to find what you need on the screen. The help menu has every possible question you could ask and provides visual of where you need to go or do.
Nachteile: More information on the specific books provided on initial check out screen rather than having to click further to get it.
Bewertet am 10.9.2018
Seem it ok but hard to automation
Kommentare: We used Destiny for several years, overall this product helps us to run library, we also using integration to integrate with school information system. I think Destiny is a best product for Library management, a lot of international school in Vietnam using it.
Vorteile: I like customer support, they provide correct information, destiny using for our library is ok. We using a hosted version.
Nachteile: Some time SFTP server down, SFTP server where store our patron file, we have to contact customer support several times.
Bewertet am 11.10.2018
Follet for Destiny when it comes to Library Management
Kommentare: Timely access of information is achieved, keeping a track of leased out books is easy and this software has lessened alot of paper work and record management.
The fact that I can keep up tracking the library's resources such as materials and media using Follet Destiny Library Manager, make work easy. With real-time information, as an administrator, I can relay time lapse information through e-mails or shorthand messages to users prior to the due time.
This software has given me a chance to easily do stock count, for instance, available materials and media, materials and media lost and who lost them.
Nachteile: Well with this upcoming and growing library, I have not seen any fault yet for Follet.
Bewertet am 12.12.2017
User-friendly for staff and students
Kommentare: As long as you don't need to update student/patron records from Skyward, you're probably okay.
The graphical interface (with multiple themes) for students is fun and engaging. The frontend is very easy to use.
Administrator tools are a little confusing to use at first.
Online help is thorough and useful - the product's saving grace.
Nachteile: One complaint: Updating the Follett patron database is not compatible with Skyward (student information system) - requires a hands-on-intensive data collection/conversion/upload process (which we must do several times a year). Automatic updates was the pivotal feature we were sold on when deciding on purchasing - that was not a realistic promise. Uploading student pictures is no easier. Attempts at automating these processes have proven futile.
Bewertet am 28.8.2018
Good Library Management System
You can fully customize the software and it will work with MySQL, SQL Express and Full SQL license, you can add patrons, bar codes, inventory, etc and give users within your organization access to the inventory.
Works great with active directory
Nachteile: Upgrades could be a pain so make sure you have a valid support
Bewertet am 3.4.2019
Destined for Use
Vorteile: This software has a robust, user-friendly interface that allows easy ingestion and update of objects into (and out of) the database.
Nachteile: While it's easy to set up automated reports, you have to be extremely careful when setting them up, or you might miss a key setting
Bewertet am 13.3.2017
Kommentare: We have been using Destiny for 8 years now and find it very user friendly. Staff training is very hands on. Follett is open to suggestions for updates.
Vorteile: ease for training new staff
Nachteile: some updates have caused some of our external sign-ins to cease working
Bewertet am 25.4.2018
This is a great LMS system that is also budget friendly!
Kommentare: We get great benefits for little cost.
Vorteile: I enjoy how budget friendly the software is, and it is easy for students to use. I also like how the cloud system updates itself.
Nachteile: I would like the website to be a bit more visually pleasing to students. Most of my students use the basic functions, and it does not look as flashy as other sites.
Bewertet am 23.7.2019
Best option for school libraries
Vorteile: At this point, Destiny is ubiquitous in the school library world. It's a mature product that has deeply delved into its niche. It incorporates discovery of physical and digital collections in a way that's truly accessible to younger students. That's where it excels- there's a handful of good integrated library systems out there, but very few have so effectively zeroed in on the younger audience. When teaching children to learn to research, you need the right tool if they're going to have success, and this is it.
Nachteile: It could be less expensive, or, at least, the pricing could be more transparent.
Bewertet am 17.1.2019
Easy but outdated
Vorteile: Very easy for substitutes to get hang of
Nachteile: Very outdated, boring interface, not as many features as other software
Bewertet am 25.5.2017
Cumbersome, online help is outdated, replies to emails go unanswered
Kommentare: It was the one in place when I started work here. I would not have chosen this software.
Vorteile: about the only thing that I have found to be above average at all is the ability to include searches to other subscriptions within the interface
Nachteile: Way to many functions require too many 'manual' steps. Media Specialists / Librarians should not have to have the amount of technical knowledge that it takes to perform basic functions.
Bewertet am 13.7.2015
We are using this software in our school.
Kevin conrad T.
Kommentare: It's very easy to access because it's web based. Aside from that it has the application that we can download through our gadgets to access our collections in the library. And also it has so many resources that are scholarly made and very interesting. It has a titlepeek which makes our searching easy because the title page is given.
Bewertet am 5.7.2015
Easy to use
Kommentare: I am a school librarian. When I walked into my new library and clicked on Destiny for the first time, I was able to navigate the program without any training or assistance. It is extremely easy to use and self explanatory. However, support is always available if there is a question.
Bewertet am 17.6.2015
Kommentare: It's not the best but it's effective. Among all the LMS, Destiny is the one I prefer. It may not be the best but it answers the needs of the daily operation in the library.
Bewertet am 31.10.2018
Vorteile: It enables the search for books and resources in the library easier and faster. It is also organize and user-friendly.
Nachteile: So far, the only thing I least like with Destiny is that some times, the server is down but other than this, it's all good.
Bewertet am 26.5.2016
Very Heavy program
For the database that it holds, it is quite a resource hungry system.
Based on a Microsoft SQL server, it lacks the agility of some of the Linux based systems. The managed hosting on Follett's cloud servers tends to have lags which might interfere with day-to-day workflow of the librarians.