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Follett Shelf goes live in January. Just met with our rep and her supervisor. Peppered them questions about the future of this application and its future with mobile devices (which is where I am interested in proceeding with my students. we are a K-8 public school district). So far for all the bells and whistles to fire you have to use it on a computer but it is already usable on mobile devices as a simple reader. The true mobility is according to them coming. OK...when would that be exactly? No answer yet. The model is still one book/one user which I don't really have a problem with because so many of the school library issues are being addressed such as settings for check-out etc. I did bring up holds. Also, asked about how to tell which titles come with audio prior to purchase. This product has a lot of potential. I will continue to post about it as I get information.

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Comment by Elisabeth LeBris on April 3, 2011 at 9:01pm
Excellent. I'm on SirsiDynix Symphony but that should not matter in the end.
Comment by Lisa Francine on April 3, 2011 at 11:37am
I'll e-mail Follett this week at work (and perhaps follow up with some phone calls too).  I'll also inform colleagues who also have Destiny as their online library catalogs!
Comment by Elisabeth LeBris on March 31, 2011 at 1:34pm
I had a lengthy conversation with several people at Follett about the ereader compatibility. They are keenly aware that this is the direction everyone wants to go and needs to go. However due to several issues not the least of which is software related (read Adobe here) this is probably a year away. I say we all keep pushing and maybe we can get a quicker result. Tech moves faster all the time!!
Comment by Lisa Francine on March 28, 2011 at 7:51pm
Any word yet on an ereader device that is compatible with Follett Shelf?
Comment by Sandy Mann on January 4, 2011 at 8:41pm

There for a minute I was excited; but Follett Shelf is a 24/7 access for eBooks purchased from Follett. Districts in Florida are looking down the road to the time when textbooks are purchased in eBook format and wondering how that will will impact our use of Destiny Textbook Manager. I was particulaly interested to see that Follett Shelf could be used in other library management programs; it seems that Follett realizes how quickly desire for  eBook content is growing. Is Overdrive the only option we have for circulating eBooks that are purchased from multiple vendors?

Comment by Will DeLamater on December 24, 2010 at 4:54pm
Very interesting, Elisabeth! Is this a direct competitor to Overdrive? Did they mention Adobe software as running the DRM?

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