Sunday, April 13, 2014

Destiny Take-away: Customize your top ten

Just spent a fab long weekend in Rome learning about the latest features and behind-the-scenes tricks of Follett's Destiny catalog. 

Here's the first of several take-aways I'll be posting. 

1) Customize your Top Ten list in Destiny Quest

The Problem: 
The Top Ten list in Destiny shows things like power cords, or the same titles over and over, or odd titles that don't seem to reflect your users.

The solution: 
Customize what shows on your Top Ten list.

Go to Back Office > Site Configuration > Top Ten titles.

Choose a call number range (BIO - BIO or a Dewey range or F - F) and then add a label. This will limit the titles counted in the Top Ten and give the list a heading!

You can also limit by patron type to show only student checkouts and by material type to show only books, or DVDs, or whatever you want. This would be a fun way to highlight parts of your collection that need a boost. 

Top Ten periodicals? Top Ten faculty checkouts? How do YOU imagine using this feature? Would love to hear your ideas.


  1. Sarah,
    Thank you for sharing all of your tips they are fantastic. I would love to participate in a similar Follett workshop. Who was hosting? Do you know if they have any sessions in the US?


    1. Thank you for your comment. It's great to know this is helpful!
      I'm not sure about sessions in the US, but maybe your rep would know. Or...come on over to one of our sessions! Follett usually offers three locations in the spring. This year it was Rome, Brussels, and Bucharest, I believe. It's so great to be able to take a couple of days and focus just on the cataloging aspect.
      Cheers, and thanks again!