Upgrades to Library Management System
The district will be updating all of our school’s library management systems from Athena (an old server based program that can no longer be supported) to Destiny Library Manager (a web-based system that can be accessed from any compatible browser).
The transition from Athena to Destiny Library Manager requires Library Textbook Service [LTS] to do on-site work in school libraries, which is estimated to take 2-3 days per library. LTS will contact sites with specific arrival dates two weeks prior to the visit. This work is estimated to be completed by May 2017.
LTS will also be provide training in batches for Destiny Library Manager. The IT project manager – Samrat Adhikari – will be will be sending out emails regarding the training to schools as we move ahead with the transition.
What will LTS be doing at school site libraries?
- LTS will be inventorying all library material, and if needed, weeding outdated, damaged, unscanable and/or wrongly barcoded material.
- After the work is completed, no changes can be made to the Athena library catalog collection [ex: adding additional titles/copies, deleting titles/copies, changing barcode numbers].
Actions required by school sites:
- As LTS will be inventorying all library material, please ensure all library materials are returned prior to LTS’s on-site work. The library will need to be closed during LTS’s on-site work.
- After the work is completed the library can reopen and will continue to circulate books using Athena until scheduled training. However, no changes can be made to the Athena library catalog collection [ex: adding additional titles/copies, deleting titles/copies, changing barcode numbers], so any changes will need to wait until the necessary training has occurred.
If you have any questions regarding the upgrade and transition process for your school sites, please contact the Library Textbook Services department at 916-277-6377.