Stacks integrates seamlessly with Microsoft SharePoint allowing for Sharepoint collections to be searched and surfaced alongside results from EBSCO Discovery Service, Stacks, and more. Stacks also makes it easy to embed search facilities and research content from Stacks portals throughout an enterprise’s universe of SharePoint sites.

Stacks can harvest SharePoint content for use within Stacks Bento Search to return results such as internal research, third party licensed material, and web news, while leaving the documents in their original SharePoint libraries for document storage and access. This service is tailored to a customer’s unique needs and offers three methods of integration. Some methods or custom configurations may incur a one-time Professional Services fee on top of the Stacks Premium subscription. Ask about replacing Sharepoint with Stacks by purchasing extra storage.

Available Integration Options

XML EXPORT - Manual

  • RSS feed XML may be exported from SharePoint using SQL Reports or Powershell, then uploaded to Stacks manually
  • Includes links to resources in SharePoint and metadata
  • Metadata should be mapped to standard RSS fields
  • Supports a dynamic feed block of newly added resources for use on Stacks Landing Pages
  • Does not inherit SharePoint access rules
  • SharePoint expertise required

Best for collections that do not change often and with low security requirements

PUBLIC FEED - Automated

  • Metadata is exposed but content maybe protected
  • Maintains itself
  • Requires sub-directory/ SharePoint site with anonymous access enabled
  • Files can remain behind SharePoint login with appropriate permissions configured
  • Metadata should be mapped to standard RSS fields
  • Supports a dynamic feed block of newly added resources for use on Stacks Landing Pages
  • Included with self-serve setup
  • SharePoint expertise required

Best for active collections with moderate security requirements

REST API - Real-time

  • Integration via SharepointAPI into Stacks Bento search
  • Results surfaced alongside EBSCO Discovery Service, Stacks, and other external sources
  • Leverages SharePoint search index
  • Standardized metadata mapping rules apply
  • Priced per SharePoint Library/Collection/Site

Best for active collections with high security requirements

For API Option, Microsoft SharePoint Online with an Office 365 subscription is supported. Previous on premise versions including SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint 2007 are not supported. Feeds may be generated by any version of SharePoint for Options 1 & 2.