(May 2011) Captain Isaac Paine School in Foster is joining RILINK as part of its recovery efforts from a devastating roof collapse at the school due to heavy snow earlier this winter. Using their online RICAT site an inventory of the collection will be completed, and replacement books can be added to the collection as they are received so that the catalog will be ready when the school reopens.
(April 2011) Seven Cumberland schools, five East Providence elementary schools, and Jenks Jr. High School/Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing & Visual Arts (Pawtucket) are joining RILINK. Community School, McCourt Middle School, and North Cumberland Middle School, which were using Follett standalone systems, are online with RICAT/Follett Destiny. Data conversion has been completed at Francis Elementary School in East Providence, with data conversion projects underway at Kent Heights, Silver Spring, Whiteknact, and Jenks/Walsh. Data conversion projects for four elementary schools are scheduled for this summer at Ashton, Garvin and Norton elementary schools in Cumberland and at Waddington School in East Providence. Cumberland High School will move from their Follett standalone to RICAT in May. Eight of these new members are funded by the federal Library Services and Technology grant funds that the RI Office of Library and Information Services awarded to RILINK.
(April 2011) Follett Software Company has added OneSearch to the basic Destiny Library Manager software. RILINK has sent out detailed instructions to our members regarding how to set up links to online sources through each catalog, including the state-funded resources available through AskRI.org. To see how this works, go to the Portsmouth High School library site, click on the Catalog tab, type "tsunami" in the Find box, and then click on [Enter] on your keyboard. The resulting page shows the items in the library related to this topic. Then click on OneSearch, and you will see items found in World Book that match this topic. Click on Show to see the results, and then click on an article to display it. The world of information at your fingertips ! (Notes: Many more online databases are available. The Pop-up blocker in your browser must be turned off to see the articles.)
(February 2011) Hoxsie School in Warwick is now online with RICAT, and conversion of all of the Warwick elementary schools to Follett Destiny is complete.