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Fal 2022 Updates

Fall 2022 updates

Destiny Discover
  1. Updated interface
    1. Revamped search screen
    2. Option to customize settings by users
      1. Larger content
      2. Search by return card or list
      3. Reading program
  2. Coming in October
    1. Adding 7 new themes (5 light and 2 dark)
    2. Turn options on/off by user
      1. Reviews
      2. Ratings
      3. Sharing
      4. Citations
      5. Collections
      6. Search Options
    3. Adding Date Acquired to Shelf List Report
    4. Changing LCCN to ISBN in weeding log
    5. Adding sublocation to title and copy list and to ILL's view
  3. Coming in Winter
    1. update- SSO will be on top instead of the side of username/password login
    2. Destiny Discover Engage
      1. New module to increase student engagement
      2. Reading challenges will include Follett ebook and print, and will be adding other vendors
    3. Resource Manager (equipment module)
      1. Works with Google Workspace and jamf PRO integration
      2. help desk tickets (Zendesk, ivanti, solarwinds, freshworks)
      3. Improved reporting- 
        1. audit history
        2. todays checkouts
        3. enriched reports
        4. item transaction data report
      4. Circulation/Inventory
        1. block multiple checkouts
        2. don't allow uploads of barcodes and files in inventory
        3. don't allow users to mark items as found without scanning
      5. Coming- reserves and advance booking

Creating Overlays for SCOOLS

Here are some instructions on doing Overlays for any schools in your system.
First, you will need an entire Export of all the records in a School. Don't worry if it's a Non Opals school, we have the means to omit any Bibs that are not Books.
Follett Destiny:
  1. Go to the Cataloging Tab
  2. Click on Export Titles
  3. Select ALL to export all records, include the copy information and UTF-8 file format
  4. Click Export
  5. View progress under Admin, Job Manager
  6. When export is complete, Click View
  7. Right click Export File; Select Save Link As, (in Firefox & Chrome) or Save Target As (Internet Explorer)
  8. Please rename the file: YourSchoolName.001and it save to your desktop.
When you login to, Go to Items/Import menu, Select the file to import, change Options from Automatic Merge to Overlay. Select the school with the 4 Drop down options and press Import. After 5-10 minutes, if you press the Blue Import button again, you will see blue Review under Status. Review the file by checking any Call Numbers that should not be in the Union. DVD, Ebook, CD, VHS, VC, Video, Magazine. The Union is designed for the regular Book Medium only. However, they are not Books but have been put in with a Book template. When done, press Accept or Reject at the bottom. File should take about an hour to import. 
Better documentation or a video may be something that can improve this. Please let me know if you have any questions,
OPALS Support
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