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- EBSCO Discovery Service
- Filter Vocabulary
- Google Analytics
- IP Whitelist
- Landing Pages
- Location and Hours
- Multi Domain
- Patron Modal
- Search Configuration
- Site Configuration
- Site Labels
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.
EDS contains information from as many as 70,000 publishers and other providers who make available hundreds of millions of records from hundreds of thousands of journals, magazines, books, and other content sources.
With the EDS API, libraries will have access to premium content provided through EDS, as well as many of the unique EDS features and functionality that provide researchers with an unparalleled academic research experience.
Watch a short video that shows how to quickly upload and link to PDF files when creating content.
These lists of terms or keywords help your users to sort through content on your website by sorting content into specific categories. Content tagged with these keywords can then be searched, sorted, and filtered. You choose the categories that are most meaningful to your users and classify your content to make it findable for your users. Filter vocabularies lists are used in the following Stacks Signature Tools: Events Management, Database Listings, Room Bookings, Research Guides, News Articles, and Index pages.
Use Google Analytics to track how your users are using your website. Configure your Google Analytics from your Stacks dashboard. This requires that a Google Analytics Account has already been established for your organization.
Create and manage IP Whitelists to limit access to certain content on your website. A Whitelist may be set as either a range of IP addresses or as a single IP address. There is no limit on the number of Whitelists that may be defined to limit access to specific page or element on your site.
Create and manage landing pages with individual layouts and dynamically generated content. Add previously created Callouts, Custom Blocks, Resource Flows, Sliders, Events, and News items to your landing pages.
Create content in multiple languages with Stacks Multi-Language.
Set locations and hours for one or many locations, with optional Google Places integration, details and maps. This may include the main location, separate branches, rooms and spaces within locations, etc.
Customize menus and manage their items and links.
Stacks Multi-Domain allows you to manage multiple domain websites under a single dashboard. Manage your websites from a central location, with robust management and publishing options. Publish to one, some, or all of the domains that are associated with your Stacks site. Maintain a central administration while allowing local administrators to manage their domain and content independently.
Create and manage simple pages that display information, media and more.
The Patron Modal is an alert tool that allows administrators to create an alert modal and specify where it is located on the website.
People (User Roles)
Create and manage user accounts including passwords, contact information, and automatic signups. Users may be assigned one of four staff roles: Administrator, Moderator, Editor, or Contributor. Using these roles, Stacks accommodates the needs of more experienced staff, responsible for sensitive content and controlling integrations, as well as those of more junior or volunteer staff.
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.
Configure site-specific details including the site name and slogan (which can appear in the header), and the email address from which automated emails will be sent from, the icons you will see on your homepage, your timezone, and more.
Customize frequently used and site-specific labels. Any text provided in these fields will appear as the corresponding label, title, or placeholder text.
Callouts are visual bookmarks that are displayed with a title and image, a description, and optional links. Callouts are displayed in a row on a landing page. Callouts can be used to highlight programs, sections of your website, or a set of services.
Google Translate is a machine translation of the language content of your website. The Google Translate option appears in the header of your Stacks site and you can choose to offer language translation to over 100 languages to best serve your website users.
Mini Sliders are a visual navigation aid, like a horizontal bookmark, that displays a series of images in a slim horizontal carousel. Mini Sliders do not scroll automatically. Mini Sliders can be populated with icons or images and text labels.
Resource Flows are scrollable, visual lists of resources. Feature your reading lists with scrolling book jackets linked to your catalog listings. Resource Flows integrate with your EDS (EBSCO Discovery Service) or ILS (Integrated Library System) system to allow users to find more information and place requests.
Sliders are displayed as a series of images in a large horizontal carousel. Sliders containing more than one slide will automatically rotate through all the images (slides) until the user mouses over or clicks on the image. Sliders are used to call attention to holidays, news, events, or programs.
- Build Links
- Center Mini Slider Images
- Content Moderation & Workflows
- Content Protection
- Domain Transfer and Setup
- Embed Video
- Link Checker
- Log In
- Outdated Browser Detection
- Publication & Expiry Dates
Use CSS code in the CSS override in any theme to horizontally center an image inside the mini-slider.
Most Stacks features include Content Moderation. This feature leverages the permission levels set when assigning user roles to staff, including Administrators, Moderators, Editors, and Contributors. In general, each of these roles may create content, however, this content must be approved and published by either an Administrator or Moderator. These workflows ensure that content may be freely created while managing the quality, quantity, and timeliness of the content which appears on your Stacks site.
Choose to show or hide specific pieces of content based on either a user's role (User Authentication) or their IP address (IP Whitelist Protection).
When your new Stacks website is ready to Go Live, you will need to set up and transfer your domain.
Working with images is a vital part of the web design process. Here are some tools to help you work with images.
How to log in to your Stacks website.
If your users' browser is outdated, their experience with your Stacks site may not be optimal. You can alert your users to the need to update their browser by enabling 'Outdated Browser Detection' in 'Site Configuration'.
Stacks allows users to associate an expiration date and other publishing attributes to all of the content you create. Setting an expiration date allows you to schedule when you would like the content to be 'unpublished'. This can be particularly helpful when planning seasonal or time-sensitive content.
For Example: You can schedule "Back to School" themed content to expire on October 1st, or for content related to a program to expire once the program is complete.
Stacks allows you to keep track of revisions of content. For example, when you save changes to a Basic Page, a revision of that page is created. You have the ability to revert back to any version of the content you like at any time.
WYSIWYG (pronounced wiz-ee-wig) is an acronym for "What You See Is What You Get".
A WYSIWYG editor is a content creation tool that allows the author to see how the content will look while it is being created in terms of images, fonts, spacing, and text blocks.
- Book Jackets
- Chat Services
- Google Maps
- Google Places
- Import Database Listings
- Import Users
- Stack Map
To prevent spam, we recommend using Google reCAPTCHA on all forms on your Stacks site. This includes 'Easy Forms' like on your 'Contact Us' page and sign-up forms in your 'Events Management' tool. This reCAPTCHA tool will be enabled for users who are not logged in to your Stacks site.
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.
There are a number of third-party chat services that can be used with your Stacks platform.
Google Maps can be integrated with your Stacks website to show an interactive map of your organization's location.
Google Places can be synced with your Stacks website to update your location and hours of operation.
Import existing Databases and their descriptions into your Stacks site.
This function allows you to import a large list of users via a CSV file. These users will all receive the user role "Patron".
There are many powerful integrations built into the Stacks platform. By configuring these integrations you can unlock new features, open new possibilities and enhance the experience of users who interact with your website.
Stack Map gives your patrons the ability to physically locate an item using your library floor plans.
Configure the external services that provide reading recommendations from search results. Manage your NoveList Select API Key to enable user-focused features such as reading recommendations.
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.
- Collaboration Tools
- Database Listings
- Directory listings
- Easy Forms
- Events Management
- Index Pages
- News Articles
- Research Guides
- Room Booking
Collaboration tools allow users to comment on pages and EDS items details pages in Stacks. Users must authenticate to participate and can read comments, reply to comments, and make comments of their own. Administrators have the ability to approve or decline comments.
Do you have Collections or Resources that don't fit the mold?
Stacks Collections help you to manage all your remaining disparate resources or internal content repositories.
From documents to media, Stacks collections empower you to upload comma-delimited lists of resources. Custom map and label any metadata into a faceted search experience embedded right within your Stacks website. Collection items can link to documents or be made available for download.
Create an online index of external databases within your Stacks website
Manage searchable listings of people, places, or things, including relevant contact information and hours of availability for each.
Create surveys and polls with ease, and manage the results with a robust toolset.
Manage all your events and program listings with online registration.
Configure RSS feeds of regularly updated content to include in panels on any Landing Page.
Create and manage pages of unique indexes with Stacks Index Pages. Each index page you create can have its own customizable categories and entries. Entries can include text, links, and/or file attachments.
Create News Articles to inform your users regarding events, features, or other important information.
Create brilliant, responsive Guides & Tutorials with easy multi-media support.
Create and manage Reserves for any resources associated with a specific Course, Term, or Instructor.
Manage rooms, groups, room categories, and bookings using the Room Bookings tool.