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Penn Libraries Community Engagement: Destiny LM Advanced

Created for members of the community outreach team for training, on-boarding, and software tutorials.

On This Page

  • Fixing a mistake aka Re-cataloging
  • Organizing in Destiny aka Resource Lists
  • Library Cards & Circulation Sheets aka Patron ID Cards & Barcode Labels
  • Creating circulation rules aka Library Policies (slide show at bottom of the page)

Re-cataloging

Where in Destiny…

Tab: Catalog

Sidebar: Library Search

Orange Tab: Barcode  

Steps…

  1. Scan or type book’s Destiny Barcode 
  2. Select the blue pencil “edit” button
    • If there are multiple copies that show up of the same book, use the row with the bolded barcode​
  3. Type in correct *call number aka spine label
  4. Select save copy

If necessary, add book to a resource list to re-print barcodes and spine labels in bulk.

Before you shelve make sure the spine label matches the corrected call number. 

Do this when…

You find a book in the collection with a spine label that doesn’t fit the book or the spine label on the book does not match the call number in Destiny. 

Destiny Training Presentation

Feel free to download these pdfs and powerpoint slides when leading a training in Destiny LM or for personal reference. Notes for each operation covered in the presentation can be found below or throughout these guide pages. 

Lists

Where in Destiny…

Tab: Catalog

Sidebar: Resource Lists

Steps…

  1. Select Add List
  • If not creating new list, skip to step 3 to add to an existing list 
  1. Type in name of list and Save
  • Making list public allows users to see it without logging in, like doing a Library Search
  1. Select View next to list name
  2. Select Add to This List, or from drop down menu “I want to” select Add to this list and select go
  3. Select by Barcode and scan or type barcode

Do this when…

You have been re-cataloging books with mistakes on their barcode or spine label. You can add those books to a resource list and print from that list by selecting by list when you are printing labels instead of selecting by barcode and printing one at a time.

A resource list can also be used to keep track of a special collection of books such as for a display. When do a Library Search in Destiny you can select list from a drop down menu and click add to this list next to the titles you want on the resource list.

Lists Screen Shots

Library Cards & Circulation Sheets

Library Cards

Where in Destiny…

Tab: Reports

Sidebar: Patron Reports

Header: Labels/Cards

Label Stock: Avery ID Card 2 x 3.25 

             or any cardstock 

Steps…

  1. Select Patron ID Cards
  2. Select by Homeroom and select homeroom range (this will be a room number, not a teacher’s name)
  3. Include the following
  • Barcode for scanning
  • Barcode number
  • Optional Line 1: Homeroom
  • Optional Line 2: Grade Level
  • Optional Line 3: None
  1. Run the report and refresh list 
  2. Print on plain paper first to test offset. Print full scale and adjust offset as necessary. Then print on label stock or cardstock, full scale, one sided.
  3. Cut into individual cards and place protective tape over barcode (if necessary, handwrite teacher’s name on card)

Do this when…

You want to have individual cards for each student. Often times the class is known by the teacher’s name, but in the system it is only marked by the homeroom number. Make sure you know the homeroom number before starting

Circulation Sheets

Where in Destiny…

Tab: Reports

Sidebar: Patron Reports

Header: Labels/Cards

Label Stock: plain paper

Steps…

  1. Select Barcode Labels
  2. Orange tab on the right, select Used
  3. Select by Homeroom and select homeroom range (this will be a room number, not a teacher’s name)
  4. Sorted by Homeroom
  5. Include Barcode number
  6. Formatted for
  • Use at circulation desk
  • Start a new page for each group 
  1. Run Report and refresh list
  2. Print (if necessary, handwrite teacher’s name on page)

Do this when…

You want to have one or two sheets per homeroom that include all the student barcodes for that classroom. 

You can then keep this at the circulation desk instead of or in addition to individual library cards. 

You can also use this report to print labels to affix to index cards or shelf markers for unique library cards. Simply format for Barcode Labels and use Avery white address labels 5160

Patrons Screen Shots

Library Policies