School Library Automation
SWBOCES provides computerized library management systems (CoSer 512). Online catalogs, including support for Follett Destiny, Mandarin, and OPALS, allows students and faculty to effectively use the resources of the school library media center. On-site training provides improved technical service and maintenance of library collections. Through technical planning and consultation, automation of the school library becomes part of the district's technology plan in providing appropriate on-site and remote electronic access for students.
CoSer 512 also includes digital book services of eBook and audiobook formats for elementary and secondary schools from the SWBOCES SLS Digital Library collections. Shared collections among districts as well as private building collections are available from OverDrive/Sora, Tales2Go, GVRL - Gale Virtual Reference Library and Rosen Digital.
Call Eleanor Friedman at 914.922.3127 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details and pricing.
Follett Version 15.0 Webinar on May 25, 2017: https://www.follettcommunity.com/p/bl/et/blogid=1&blogaid=391
Follett Community: https://www.follettcommunity.com/
Destiny Training Toolkit: https://support.follettlearning.com/_files/fsc/pt_external/Destiny/Destiny_Main.htm
Destiny Tool Kit: http://destinyhelp140en.fsc.follett.com/
Follett Resource Center: http://resources.follettlearning.com
Districts using FOLLETT: Ardsley, Bronxville, Byram Hills, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Edgemont, Hastings-on-Hudson, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Vernon, Pleasantville, Rye City, Valhalla, White Plains, and Ramapo
Especially check out the Community, Customer Corner and Learning Tools
For access to the Mandarin Customer Corner, email: email@example.com .
Districts using MANDARIN: Harrison, Irvington, Port Chester, Tarrytown, Tuckahoe, German School, Iona Prep, Ursuline, and Pearl River
Join the OPALs Listserv: Send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Enter "subscribe" in the Subject field.
OPALs Help Site - Check out the Archives on the left for Newsletters, and Tutorial links.
Districts using OPALs: Greenburgh Eleven (1), Greenburgh Seven (4), Nanuet (4), and Rye Neck (3)
Student demonstrates OPALS self-checkout.
Good Practice in Cataloging: Catalog Policy.docx . (Thank you to Katrina Conte from Follett for sharing this.)
Catalog Clean-up Ideas: Follettcatalog_cleanup_ideas_20160309_143257_12.docx (Thank you to Katrina Conte from Follett for sharing this.)