September 2018 - Volume 2, Issue 6

New Features - Collections & Virtual Exhibit

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Stacks Collections helps you to manage all your remaining disparate resources or internal content repositories. From documents to media, Stacks Collections empowers you to upload spreadsheets (comma-delimited lists) of resources. Map and label any metadata into a faceted search experience embedded right within your Stacks website.

Take this seamless concept to the next level by including Stacks Collections in Stacks Bento Search; presenting results alongside results from your Discovery system(s), Catalog(s), Website, and more.

Learn More Here


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

New Feature - Patron Modal

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The Patron Modal is an alert tool that allows administrators to create an alert and specify where it is to be located on the website. Patrons must close the modal in order to carry on with their task, ensuring that each patron reads the alert. The patron will only see the alert once per browser session.  These alerts can be used to announce holiday hours, unexpected closures, special events, and more.

Learn More Here

New & Improved Integerations

New External Catalogs

  • Atriuum

  • ExLibris Aleph

  • SirsiDynix Enterprise

New SirsiDynix API Integrations

Stacks now supports advanced search with paginated results with pre-search filters.

New Polaris ILS Integrations

Stacks now supports 'renew-all' for all those customers with a Polaris ILS.

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.

Enhancements - You Asked, We Delivered!


  • Now supports both Locations and Header Items

Room Bookings

  • Calendar/Grid view for administrators has been added

  • Improved booking management screen with many new options including the ability to sort and filter


  • Now supports cover art with EDS sync

Bento Search

  • Subtitles are now available

  • The ability to show/hide icons is now available

New Catalog Bento API Integrations

Questel Orbit API


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 Webinar - A Year With Stacks

No matter the exciting events or impactful resources — if your library website is lacking or confusing, patrons may not utilize all that you have to offer. In this webinar, Ryan Johnson, Assistant Director of O’Fallon Public Library shares his year-long journey with the Stacks platform and how it transformed his library’s website making it modern and easy-to-use for both patrons and staff.

Click here to listen

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


This month has been all about Vendors as our team released updates to our Vendor module. This module is the starting point for acquisitions and will be followed shortly by updates to both the Finance and Order modules. This screenshot showcases some of the updates to search and filter in Vendors that we are excited to share with the community.

Learn more about the project and join the community at


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Release Notes

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