Dear Students, Staff and Parents!
Destiny Quest® is a K-12 student-friendly searching interface included with Destiny Library Manager, the comprehensive, award-winning K-12 library automation solution.
Online Searching for the K-12 Digital Native
When was the last time your students called library software ‘sweet’? That’s what they say about Destiny Quest, the first library search interface designed to appeal to today’s digital native students. Destiny Quest engages students in a visually appealing and highly graphic online searching experience, leveraging Destiny’s proven K-12 research strategies to help them easily locate and identify appropriate resources. Students can apply the web-savvy skills they already know and expand the skills they need to thrive as 21st century learners.
With Destiny Quest, students can see the top 10 books and new arrival titles highlighted on the Destiny Quest homepage, search the library collection, browse the scrolling carousel of bookshelves, view book covers, and link to title details from any computer with an Internet connection. Visually appealing, customizable themes make searching the library a comfortable and familiar experience for today’s plugged-in generation.
Students become more active learners using Destiny Quest’s engaging interface, which invites them to explore and dig deeper through “You May Also Like” automatic suggestions. They can refine their search results by author, subject, series and more, and find the best titles for their interests or reading levels and save their favorites for easy retrieval with the easy drag and drop functionality of ‘My List’. Younger students or non-English speakers can easily find materials using a picture-based icon search option.
Students Invite Friends, Share Reviews with MyQuest Book Club
Destiny Quest continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s student with MyQuest, the Destiny Quest Book Club. MyQuest expands collaboration and communication beyond the classroom while encouraging discussion about books. Similar to social networking sites, MyQuest requires login and password, and lets students invite or remove friends at their school or from the district. They can share what they’re reading with friends and recommend titles to other. Users can add a comment to the last comment made, send messages to other individual friends and read threads between two friends. All communications are exclusively between “friends”; there are no public “walls” or display areas.