Presentation on theme: "Pleasant Valley Schools Online Library Catalogs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Pleasant Valley Schools Online Library Catalogs FeaturingDestiny Library ManagerFollett Software Company
2 Access the catalog from any computer connected to internet: PV homepage:What’s New:The same link can be found on each school’s homepage.
3 Click on the school name for the online library catalog.
4 Library Homepage appears first. Click on the “Login” button Library Homepage appears first. Click on the “Login” button. Login using student ID number and last name.
5 Library Homepage appears first Library Homepage appears first. Click on the “Catalog” tab to browse the catalog.
6 The following examples show the junior high catalog, but searches are performed the same way in all catalogs.
7 An Interactive Catalog for Today’s Digital Natives: Destiny QuestAn Interactive Catalog for Today’s Digital Natives:Colorful Interface (look at the difference on the next slides showing Destiny Quest!)Clickable IconsDrag & Drop TechnologyClick on the Catalog TabClick on Destiny Quest on the left of the screenHome Access to Destiny Quest:To fully view Destiny Quest, there are minimum requirements for the browser and screen resolution. If Destiny Quest does not work or if the whole window is not visible, go to this Follett Software link for a .pdf file explaining system requirements.
8 Destiny Catalog Destiny Quest Today’s students are used to web icons, clickable everything, information everywhere, bright colors, pop-ups, engaging graphics.Destiny Quest
9 Destiny Quest See what others are reading! TOP TEN BOOKS List Back to Destiny “Classic” CatalogStudent Login to view personal informationTeacher-generated resource list for assignment use.Hover mouse button over cover to get more information.
10 Double Click on book for even more information: To get back to Destiny Quest main screen, click on X.Lists other books patron may like, just like online bookstores!
11 Subject SearchDrag & Drop books to create resource list for easy bibliography.Click on links for additional resources.Double click on any book cover for more information.
12 Subject SearchClick on the magnifying glass to search databases provided by the AEA and others selected by library staff.
13 Virtual Shelf Browse Move the slider to see other books on the shelf. Click on Shelf Browse button to find other books in same subject area.Great for finding fiction books by the same author.Move the slider to see other books on the shelf.
15 Basic search:Type in search criteria and click on the appropriate tab:Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, Series, One Search
16 Search Catalogs at all Schools Search own schoolSearch by levelorSearch through all catalogs with one clickLook in: Pleasant Valley SDWhen looking at all schools, patrons will see the holdings for all buildings.
17 Catalog SearchThis example searched through all district school catalogs.2 books available locally in the school, both are checked out7 copies available off-site in other libraries, 6 of which are checked out2 books available locally in the school, 1 is checked out7 copies available off-site in other libraries, 4 of which are checked out2 books available locally in the school, both checked out16 copies available off-site in other libraries, 7 of which are checked out
18 Title InformationClick on the title or “Details”:
19 Title DetailsPublication information - publisher, copyright, number of pages, size, standard book numbersAdditional Info could show interest level, reading level, series name, inclusion of maps and other graphs, charts, etc
20 Title Peek Click on cover of book for additional information: Info that may be included:Book coverTitle profileSummary annotationJournal reviewsFirst chapter or excerptNot all books have TitlePeek
21 Search for Literary Prize Winners or State Reading Programs Click on the arrow next to “Search Award Winner”Literary Prizes:State Reading Programs:
22 Search by Lexile Score Lexile shows reading ability and text difficulty. Students receive their lexile range from MAP testing.Enter a range of numbers to find a list of books within that measure.
23 Lexile ListIn this example, there are 1349 books in the library within the Lexile range
24 Visual SearchVisual Search is set up in each building either by the Teacher-Librarian or by teacher request to easily access books for a particular area of instruction, assignment, or even a group of similar books. The Visual Search varies from building to building.
25 Copy CategoriesCopy categories are lists of books set up by Teacher-Librarians to make a search for a particular book easier, or simply bibliographies of good books to read. Like the Visual Search, categories vary from building to building.
26 One Search Junior High and High School only Enter Search criteriaClick on One Search to search the databases provided by AEA and databases selected by the building’s Teacher-Librarian
27 One Search – automatically searches all databases at www.iowaaeaonline.org at the same time Databases include:World Book OnlineSIRS (Social Issue Resource Series) ResearcherEBSCOAP Image ArchiveAccu-WeatherAtomic LearningClipartDiscovery Education
28 Student Login Username = student ID number Password = last name Student must be logged in to their individual school to look at their personal information or place a hold on a book.One does not need to login to browse the catalog.
29 Student Library Information Available through Catalog Student needs to click on Logout button when done.“My Info” TabLists Items Checked OutOverdue ItemsFines for Late MaterialsItems on Hold.
30 Resource Lists Create citation lists (bibliographies) Creates personal list for the studentFind desired materialsClick on“Add to this List”
31 Resource ListsClick on “Resource List” on the left to see the list of selected materialsClick at the bottom to create a “Citation List” or “Bibliography”
32 Citation List Citation list is in MLA format. Student no longer needs to type citation list or to find internet site to create a list.
33 Destiny Online Catalog Pleasant Valley Community School District Catalog or Destiny Quest –either catalog gives students great access to school library catalogs anywhere there is an internet connection.Search, Browse, Place on a book on Hold, Check your information – easy to do at school, at home, or while on vacation.
34 If you need help with any of the features in Destiny or have any other questions about library services, please contact Mr. Myatt.
35 Destiny Library Manager was funded through a grant from SCRA in November, 2007. Thank you to SCRA for their continued support of thePleasant Valley Community School District