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1 Pleasant Valley Schools Online Library Catalogs
Featuring Destiny Library Manager Follett 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 Quest An Interactive Catalog for Today’s Digital Natives: Colorful Interface (look at the difference on the next slides showing Destiny Quest!) Clickable Icons Drag & Drop Technology Click on the Catalog Tab Click on Destiny Quest on the left of the screen Home 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” Catalog Student Login to view personal information Teacher-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 Search Drag & 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 Search Click 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.

14 “Classic” Destiny Interface

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 school Search by level or Search through all catalogs with one click Look in: Pleasant Valley SD When looking at all schools, patrons will see the holdings for all buildings.

17 Catalog Search This example searched through all district school catalogs. 2 books available locally in the school, both are checked out 7 copies available off-site in other libraries, 6 of which are checked out 2 books available locally in the school, 1 is checked out 7 copies available off-site in other libraries, 4 of which are checked out 2 books available locally in the school, both checked out 16 copies available off-site in other libraries, 7 of which are checked out

18 Title Information Click on the title or “Details”:

19 Title Details Publication information - publisher, copyright, number of pages, size, standard book numbers Additional 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 cover Title profile Summary annotation Journal reviews First chapter or excerpt Not 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 List In this example, there are 1349 books in the library within the Lexile range

24 Visual Search Visual 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 Categories Copy 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 criteria Click 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 at the same time
Databases include: World Book Online SIRS (Social Issue Resource Series) Researcher EBSCO AP Image Archive Accu-Weather Atomic Learning Clipart Discovery 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” Tab Lists Items Checked Out Overdue Items Fines for Late Materials Items on Hold.

30 Resource Lists Create citation lists (bibliographies)
Creates personal list for the student Find desired materials Click on “Add to this List”

31 Resource Lists Click on “Resource List” on the left to see the list of selected materials Click 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 the Pleasant Valley Community School District

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