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Attribute Ratings

  • Follett Destiny Library Manager is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Ex Libris Alma

80%
1 Rating
9.4

Follett Destiny Library Manager

94%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Ex Libris Alma

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Follett Destiny Library Manager

100%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Clarivate

I think Ex Libris Alma is well suited to any library, including those with multiple locations, that is looking for a back-end collections management solution and a front-end discovery website for patrons (Ex Libris Primo) that will play together seamlessly and require little work to synchronize. It might not be the best fit for libraries that regularly evaluate their collections in depth using digital information that is not provided in Alma's own analytics package. I would recommend carefully evaluating what Alma's analytics can do vs. your library's needs before committing, but otherwise it does the job well!
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Follett

I like that it's everything you need in one place! It catalogs our collection for easy searching, I can make lists within it that are private to me or I can share, I can also run any report I can think of and even program and schedule reports to be run and even emailed to teacher or students. I like customer support, they provide correct information and are very helpful in showing us how to find what we need.
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Pros

Clarivate

  • Integrates smoothly with other Ex Libris products (like Primo for patron-facing searching and Esploro for a research repository) and Springshare
  • Works well across multiple connected library locations
  • You can set many different levels of permissions for different users
  • Easy to create and save fairly complicated advanced searches
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Follett

  • Ability for patrons to create their own holds.
  • Automatically send out electronic overdue notices.
  • Check across the district for books and patrons.
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Cons

Clarivate

  • When you conduct an advanced search, there are some of the data points that simply won't export to a .csv, making external analytic work tedious or impossible
  • UI is not the friendliest - there is a lot of clicking on subtabs to get the information you want
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Follett

  • Destiny Library Manager's interface is a little dated. After years and years of use, it just looks old. Functionality is not lost, nor is anything else.
  • Attempts at automating the process to update our students from our SIS has not gone well. It's easier to enter new students manually.
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Pricing Details

Ex Libris Alma

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Ex Libris Alma editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Follett Destiny Library Manager

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Follett Destiny Library Manager editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Clarivate

      No answers on this topic

      Follett

      Super nice and helpful every time I’ve called for help.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Clarivate

      No answers on this topic

      Follett

      We have not used any other products. There was a time we were going to look at other options, but then Follett updated their products to the point where there was no longer a need to look elsewhere. We are very happy and love the cost.
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      Return on Investment

      Clarivate

      • Ex Libris Alma was in use before I started working at the library, so I can't say for sure
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      Follett

      • Positive impact on overall business.
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