The Department of Library Services is pleased to announce a new grant to modernize library collections by weeding the collection (discarding books that are outdated or damaged) and either automating (putting barcodes on all books and adding them to Destiny) or migrating collections (moving book records from an existing online catalog that is not automated using Destiny to the DOE Destiny server), and in some cases providing just the initial license to begin a new library collection. Destiny is our fully online catalog for library materials, used by most schools in New York City.
This grant will cover at the very least the initial license for Destiny, also known as Destiny Package A in ShopDOE, a value of $5,179. Based on other constructs including library staffing and the school’s commitment to creating an effective library program, the grant could cover the cost of all weeding, barcoding, and data work that needs to be completed. The average cost to completely automate a collection without this grant is $16,000. Schools that accept the grant will only need to commit to paying the yearly support fees for Destiny which are $650.