Monday, February 25, 2013

Innovative Resource Media Systems Launches New Library Management System

Spring Branch libraries (Innovative Resource Media Systems - IRMS) are being transformed into knowledge centers that drive information literacy, strengthen the library-to-classroom connection and expand their scope beyond “normal” operating hours. With the implementation of SBISD's new library management system, students and parents are now able to search for information from anywhere, at any time 24/7.  

The new library management system, called Destiny by Follett, is already helping more than 20,000 school districts nationwide use technology to create the infrastructure necessary to establishing the school library as the core of information.  Spring Branch is the latest addition to this revolution in library resources management that's equipping our students and educators to meet the needs of 21st century learning.

Benefits for Parents & Students:
  • Provides students with a familiar technology and visual interface to encourage successful library use
  • 24/7 access to the multi-language online public access catalogue
  • Available options for older students and fluent readers or graphic-based visual search screens for emerging readers, struggling readers and ESL students
  • Easy access to reading program titles that match students’ reading levels
  • Direct students to safe, relevant K-12 web sites containing educator-reviewed, age-appropriate information
  • Catalog school-specific subject headings to simplify students’ searches
Benefits for Educators & District Librarians:
  • Ability to manage circulation and library resources, and get online help 24/7
  • Access more than 8 million MARC records online
  • Capability to expand search options to accommodate more patrons
  • Ability to hare resources and route Inter Library Loan (ILL) requests
  • Ability to track everything from checkout to late fees and generate automatic email reminders to students and parents when books are due
  • Ability to follow students as they move throughout the district with a single patron database
For more information, visit the SBISD IRMS website.  
Or, download an informational brochure from Follett about Destiny.



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