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Stacks offers a new approach to the Digital Library Experience.

This turnkey, fully-hosted web platform was designed by library professionals specifically for the needs of public libraries, affiliated libraries and their patrons.

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Stacks sets a new bar by ensuring your library meets the following objectives:

Intuitive Design

Stacks offers a myriad of responsive, customizable themes and configurable layouts that are clean, modern and perform optimally on all devices. New themes are added every quarter and can be changed in a matter of seconds without impacting your content. With Stacks, you can be sure your new site is going to stay new and fresh year over year. Want your own unique theme? We can do that too.

Mobile-Friendly

If industry-leading responsive web isn’t enough, we also have tablet-friendly native mobile apps for iOS and Android. Enhanced user functions include digital membership cards, scan to place a hold in 2 clicks and interactive locations.

Accessible

Stacks is fully functional for visually impaired users. The Stacks platform meets, and in many ways exceeds the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards of section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Moreover, it offers guidance and a variety of tools that empower all users creating content on the platform to align that content quickly and easily with the accepted standards. Stacks is WCAG 2.0 Level A compliant, exceeding accessibility guidelines and supporting several features that are part of the WCAG Level AA compliance by improving page orientation and navigation in all available themes. Stacks also supports over 60 languages using Google Translate technology.

Notable features include:

  • Introductory text and shortcuts for screen reader patrons
  • Elimination of most tables to improve searching with screen readers or keyboard controls
  • Help text and compliance reminders for content creators
  • Descriptive page titles, section header tags and selected link labels
  • Streamlined code for simpler page structures
  • Detailed alternative text image descriptions
  • Decreased page size and list pagination for shorter download times for all patrons
  • Implementation of WAI ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) coding standards from W3C consortia that work in conjunction with HTML5’s built in accessibility features
  • Font zoom in header
Optimized

As a SaaS (Software as-a-Service) solution, Stacks provides the highest possible uptime of 99.9% with best-in-class performance and is structured for SEO best practices. Stacks takes the stress out of your digital experiences and lets you focus on curating the content your patrons want.

Easy-to-Use

Our dashboard-driven interface empowers all staff to create brilliant and engaging content with ease. Every feature was built for the library administrator. Intuitive interfaces, robust training and support materials, a responsive helpdesk and quality training ensure your success.

Better Search

Stacks includes the most robust search options available on the market. Choose from full EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Integration, standard tabbed website and catalog searches or our Bento-box style search with combined local(website), catalog and electronic resource results from a plethora of providers simultaneously.

Sustainable

Wish you could know how much your digital upkeep is going to cost in future years? Now you can. One affordable annual license fee guarantees all your integrations will be maintained, software and hardware updates are taken care of and security remains top notch.

How does it work?

As an exclusive reseller of the Stacks solution, EBSCO has extensive experience servicing the academic and library market. Building off of this experience, through Stacks, EBSCO is offering a combination of features, function and integration that goes beyond the traditional one-off web design and development model. With this truly collaborative approach, Stacks creates, supports, hosts and services the websites it helps to design, not just up to the time of the launch, but for the life of the contract.

Stacks empowers users to create and maintain an improved, user-friendly digital experience that encourages users to explore the resources available to them and brings your local content, catalogs and electronic resources together into one seamless user experience.

Stacks will also provide staff members at each facility with training, an easily-maintained digital experience that is intuitive to use and one that allows for collaboration among users.

Rest easy knowing all the heavy lifting is taken care of including support for 60+ languages and ADA compliance on any device.