EBSCO Launches Content Management System for Libraries
EBSCO Information Services has debuted Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries, and Stacks Mobile, a native app for iOS and Android devices.
is designed to simplify the process of creating online content for
libraries. Staff can use the web-based interface to market library
programs and services, manage event registrations and room bookings,
conduct surveys and polls, create research guides and provide a search
and discovery interface for collections.
Key features of Stacks include:
- Customizable themes;
- Configurable drag-and-drop layouts;
- Social media integration, including Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn;
- Granular user roles, including administrator, moderator, editor, contributor and patron;
- Support for more than 60 languages, including English, Spanish, French and Chinese;
- Accessibility for visually impaired users;
- Integration with cover art, review and recommendation providers;
for external catalogs, including Polaris PowerPAC, SirsiDynix
Enterprise, III Sierra, Evergreen, OCLC WorldCat, Koha OPAC, ExLibris
Primo, Bibliocommons and VuFind;
- Integrated library systems; and
- Integration with EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).
has always worked toward giving the user the best possible search
experience and the deep integration between EDS and Stacks aligns with
that goal, bringing the most comprehensive collection of resources
together with a library's local content for a seamless user
experience," said Mark Herrick, senior vice president of business
development and strategy at EBSCO, in a prepared statement.
Stacks is available through an annual subscription covering updates, security, maintenance and support.
Further information about Stacks and Stacks Mobile can be found on EBSCO's site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.