October 2018 - Volume 2, Issue 7

New Features - Collections & Virtual Exhibit


Virtual Exhibits

We all have special collections with special needs. Now you can create visual browse and search experiences on your own terms, and include them in your overall discovery strategy. 

Brand Individual Collections Collections can be themed separately from your website, ensuring your Virtual Exhibits are true to the brand of the particular Collection. 

Card Style Layout Visual browsing of special collections creates a whole new opportunity to showcase those beloved memories. 

Create Custom Exhibits You deserve the ability to curate digital exhibits/displays of your collections the same way you would a physical exhibit. Now you can! 

Learn More Here

ILS Enhancements

WMS now includes:

  • Renew all

  • Holdings call #

  • Holdings volume #

  • Holdings availability status

Polaris now includes:

  • Holds include status detail

New User Roles

Stacks has rolled out two new user roles that provide unmoderated access to a specific feature.

EventManager - provides access to the Stacks Events Management feature only.

BookingManager - provides access to the Stacks Room Booking feature only.

Engage Your Board!

The following provides information and resources for engaging your board and stakeholders when it comes to Stacks.

New Stacks Search Videos!

Stacks has rolled out feature videos for both Bento Search and the Search Experience, each highlighting the different aspects and integrations when it comes to searching content with Stacks.

Stacks Bento Search

Stacks Search Experience

Stacks Training Portal 2.0

Welcome to the relaunched Training Portal! Here you will find dedicated training materials for Stacks. This portal brings together all the information you need to access training, web design tools, resources, and updates to the Stacks Platform.

Click here to explore learn more

Tips & Tricks - Image Size Guide

Looking to find out what is the perfect size image? Wondering how to resize images for free? Check out ways to help you design your website and more in our Resources section of the training site.

Click here to learn more.


It has been an eventful and productive month on the FOLIO front! We are rolling out one the first API connections that will allow libraries to order materials in their Vendors interface and have those orders appear in FOLIO in real time. This successful collaborative effort is another great demonstration of the power and potential of community driven development. We couldn't be more excited to be pushing library technology forward in this way. It is one of the key motivations behind our involvement in the project.

Stacks had the opportunity to share a demo of this feature at Netspeed 2018 in Edmonton Alberta, Canada on October 11th. Dennis Bridges gave the presentation and shared insight regarding our experience of what it's like to be a development team involved in the FOLIO project.

Learn more about the project and join the community at www.folio.org


Stacks is proud to feature these sites that went live:

Release Notes

The full list of updates and enhancements can be found on our Support Portal here