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eBooks & audiobooks: eBook Essentials

Visit Destiny Discover on the web to learn more about accessing the Destiny Discover interface or using the Destiny Discover app. View the different app options on the Destiny Download App page or search the App Store for your device for Destiny Discover.

In order to open and check out Follett eBooks, a student or teacher must log in with their own Destiny login username and password. If a student or teacher does not have a Destiny login username and password, they can enter the Shared Access username and password for their library site when prompted to log in when opening a Follett eBook.  If the IP address for your school has been entered into the FollettShelf setup (see the Add IP Address tab on this page for instructions on doing this), students and teachers will automatically get the Shared Access login, and will be able to Open a Follett eBook.   Using the Shared Access username and password does not allow for checking out or downloading a Follett eBook.

How can I find out/change the Shared Access Username and Password?

  1. Log in with a username that has the Library Administrator or Administrator Access Level.

  2. ​On the Catalog tab, click on Search Setup in the left-hand column.

  3. On the resulting page, click on Digital in the upper right-hand corner under the green bar.

  4. On the resulting page, click on 

  5. In the resulting Setup window, click on Access Levels in the left-hand column.
  6. You can change the Shared Access username and password.  You can also set up an IP address or range to allow for IP authentication for access to eBooks when students and teachers are at school.
  7. Scroll down the page and click on Save when you are finished.

Here's how to add your school's local IP address(es) to your FollettShelf setup in Destiny:

  1. Log in with a username that has the Library Administrator or Administrator Access Level.  
  2. On the Catalog tab, click on Search Setup in the left-hand column.
  3. On the resulting page, click on Digital in the upper right-hand corner under the green bar.
  4. On the resulting page, click on 
  5. In the new window that opens, click on Access Levels in the left-hand column.
  6. Click on [Configure IP Addresses].
  7. Choose either a Single IP Address or a Range of IP Addresses.
  8. Enter the address by typing in the set of four numbers for a single IP Address.  Each set goes in a different tab, so you can't copy and paste it.and then click on [Add].
  9. If you have been given an IP address that looks something like this: 131.109.1.xxx or this:  131.109.147.0/24, or this: 158.123.198.1-254, these are entered as an IP range.  Then click on [Add].
  10. [Close] the window to go back to the Access Levels page, then click on [Save].
  11. Once the FollettShelf confirms that it has Saved your changes, you can [Close] the Follett Digital Setup.

How can I change loan periods for Follett eBooks?

 
  1. Log in with a username that has the Library Administrator or Administrator Access Level.

     

  2. ​On the Catalog tab, click on Search Setup in the left-hand column.

     

  3. On the resulting page, click on Digital in the upper right-hand corner under the green bar.

     

  4. On the resulting page, click on 

     

  5. In the resulting Digital Setup window, click on Policies in the left-hand column.

     

  6. In the drop-down menu under Policies choose Patron Types.

     

  7. On the resulting Patron Types page, click on the right arrow for the Circulation Type that you want to change.

     

  8. When you have finished making the changes for that Patron Type, scroll down the page and click on Save.

     

  9. You should get a message that your changes have been Saved.

     

  10. You can repeat this process to make changes to any of the other Patron Types listed, remembering to scroll down and Save at the bottom.

     

  11. Patron Types listed in the Follett Digital Setup should match the ones listed in Library Policies in your site’s Back Office, except that you don’t need a RILINK or ILL Patron Type.  If you want to add a new Patron Type, follow the directions above and click on Add Patron Type when you get to the Patron Type page in Step 7.

How do I add Follett eBooks from the RILINK district FollettShelf (BookLynx) to my library's FollettShelf and Destiny catalog?

  1. Log in with a username that has the Library Administrator or Administrator Access Level.

     

  2. On the Catalog tab, click on Search Setup in the left-hand column.

     

  3. On the resulting page, click on Digital in the upper right-hand corner under the green bar.

     

  4. On the resulting page, click on 

     

  5. In the new window that opens, click on Maintenance in the left-hand column.

     

  6. From the drop-down list that appears, choose Title Maintenance.

     

  7. The RILINK district titles should appear first in the resulting list.  If they don't, you can re-sort the list by clicking on District at the top of the left-hand column.  Then sort the list by Date Added to see the newest titles added.  You can also sort by any of the other column headings, including grade level.

     

  8. Scroll through the list, and unclick the box in the Hidden column for any titles that you want to add to your library's FollettShelf and Destiny catalog.

     

  9. As you finish with each page, click on [Save] in the bottom right-hand corner of the window.  You may need to sort again to continue your search for titles.

  10. Close the Setup window and confirm to go back to Destiny.
  11. To have the new titles that you selected appear in Destiny Classic, click on on the Digital Setup page, and Destiny will produce a Report in your Back Office when the Update is finished.  If you don’t click on , then the new titles will not appear in Destiny Classic.  The daily Follett Digital Update has been turned off for now.

PLEASE NOTE:

You may need to refresh/reload the page to see the current set of instructions.  After you have added the titles that you want, you should force an immediate synchronization, by clicking on Update on the Destiny Digital Setup page which appears after you Close the eBook shelf.  Doing this will produce a report in the Job Manager in your site’s Back Office that will let you know when the new titles have been added to your catalog. 

How can I get statistics for eBook circulations?

  1. Log in with a username that has the Library Administrator or Administrator Access Level.

  2. On the Catalog tab, click on Search Setup in the left-hand column.

  3. On the resulting page, click on Digital in the upper right-hand corner under the green bar.

  4. On the resulting page, click on 

  5. In the new window that opens, click on Reports.

For problems with your FollettShelf, call 1-877-873-2764.

For additional questions about FollettShelf contact dorothy@rilink.org.  Please send any issues with Capstone Interactive eBooks to the same email address.

Follett has added a new category of eBooks called ​, which includes 145 science and social studies titles at the elementary school level, many of which are also suitable for use with middle school students. Lightbox incorporates videos, Google Maps, worksheets, audio, quizzes, Vocabulary.com, and other key sites.  Lightbox purchase pricing starts at $40 for each title for multi-user access.  Unfortunately, we cannot buy these multi-user titles for our shared BookLynx collection, but there are currently fourteen titles available on the East Bay Educational Collaborative and RILINK Interlibrary Loan site.  The easiest way to find them is to click on Universal Search in the left-hand column on the Catalog tab.  They will be featured in the top ribbon in Universal Search.  If you want to try them out, please contact info@rilink.org for the demo username and password.

What Is Lightbox?

Lightbox is an all-inclusive digital solution for the teaching and learning of curriculum topics in an original, groundbreaking way. The program is based on National Curriculum Standards. Lightbox is a content delivery system, designed and engineered to be robust and reliable. It is optimized for tablets, whiteboards, and computers.

Lightbox digital titles come with fully integrated media features, including embedded videos, slideshows, child-safe weblinks, contextual key word definitions, and high-quality narration. Unique features of Lightbox enable students to virtually visit locations around the world with Google Maps. Lightbox also helps students learn with layered transparencies of maps, diagrams, charts, and timelines.

Check out the current titles by searching for Lightbox in Titlewave, or look at the online Lightbox catalog

To find out more about Lightbox, please visit http://tinyurl.com/npefs5b

To see a demo log into Titlewave and go to here.  

Mackin eBooks are now integrated with Destiny, and should NOT require a username and password to open them or check them out once you, a student or teacher is logged into Destiny.  If this is not working for one or more of your Mackin eBooks, please contact info@rilink.org.

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