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Going Mobile Has Never Been Easier
The Stacks Mobile app for iOS and Android offers an industry leading mobile library experience boasting rich integrations and exclusive functionality. When paired with the Stacks web platform, mobile app content is easy to manage and automatically updated when you make website changes.
A Better Mobile Library Experience
- Available in both the Apple and Google App stores
- Branded as your library in both App stores
- Integrate EBSCO Discovery Service ™ (EDS) and connect users to the right content with a highly configurable search
- Real time, integrated search results
- ILS integrated catalog search
- Easily connect to third-party tools and data sets
Here are the steps required to implement your Stacks Mobile Application:
Set up and manage your connected Mobile Application settings. You can customize the content, language settings and menu options of your mobile app from the Stacks dashboard.
With a Standalone App, you continue to use your current library website or content management system. You will manage your Mobile App from an administrative Stacks website. Features available with Standalone Apps are listed below.
When paired with the Stacks web platform, mobile app content is easy to manage and automatically updated when you make website changes. The features available are listed below.
Mobile How To
Browse your Library's Catalog in Mobile
- Authentication for Mobile
- Book Jackets for Mobile
- EDS for Mobile
- Google Analytics for Mobile
- Google Maps for Mobile
- Google Places for Mobile
- Recommendations for Mobile
- Reviews for Mobile
- Search Configuration for Mobile
Stacks supports single sign-on providers for authentication such as OpenAthens, ILS systems, and more. ILS integration works with ExLibris - Alma/Primo, III Millenium, III Polaris, III Sierra, OCLC WMS, Sirsi Horizon, Sirsi Symphony, and SIP2-based systems. ILS integration enables 'My Account' user features including authentication, placing hold requests, canceling hold requests, viewing items out, renewing items out, and viewing fees and fines.
Configure settings for Book Jacket cover image integration.
EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides users with an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of an institution's information resources through a single search. By indexing all of an institution’s internal (library) and external (database vendors) resources on EBSCOhost servers, EBSCO creates an exceptionally fast search experience based upon the powerful EBSCOhost search experience familiar to researchers worldwide.
Use Google Analytics to track how your users are using your mobile app. Configure your Google Analytics from your Stacks dashboard. This requires that a Google Analytics Account has already been established for your organization.
Google Maps can be integrated with your Stacks mobile app to show an interactive map of your organization's location. Google Maps is configured from your Stacks CMS or your Stacks Administrative site for standalone apps.
Google Places can be synced with your Stacks mobile app to update your location and hours of operation. Google Places is managed from your Stacks CMS or your Stacks Administrative site.
Configure the external services that provide reading recommendations based on search results. Manage your NoveList Select API Key from your Stacks CMS or Stacks Administrative site.
Configure settings for external reviews for EDS integration. These Reviews will appear in your item details on search results, when available. Though only one set of credentials is required, you may choose to configure both APIs. Doing so will allow Stacks to pull reviews from either or both sources, when available.
Manage search formats, integrations, configurations and default settings. Depending on how your Stacks site is configured, users may have the ability to search using EBSCO Discovery Service, an external catalog, Bento box search, and website search. Your users can choose which of these search options they prefer from a convenient drop-down menu located just to the right of the search bar. If you are able to log in, you will also be able to save an item to a 'Saved List' to reference at a later date.
Mobile Signature Tools
- Database Listings for Mobile
- Easy Forms for Mobile
- Events Management for Mobile
- Room Bookings for Mobile
Listing Databases on your Stacks Mobile app provides your users access to valuable resources and materials from their mobile device. Integrate with OpenAthens for a powerful personalized experience with ALL your databases. Database Listings are managed from your Stacks CMS.
Easy Forms on your mobile app allows your users to submit surveys created by the library from their mobile device. Submissions are managed from your Stacks CMS.
Events Management on your mobile app allows your users to view and register for programs and events from their mobile device. Events and registrations are managed from your Stacks CMS.