Library Management

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.

Stacks 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;
  • Support 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).

"EBSCO 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.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].