EBSCO and Stacks Inc. Announce the Release of Stacks – a User-Focused Web Platform that Creates the Best Library Experience Possible

~ Stacks Makes the Library Experience Relevant, Responsive and Robust ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 22, 2016 — Libraries can now change the look and feel of their websites instantly with the release of Stacks, a hosted, turnkey web content management system designed specifically for libraries. Stacks is available through EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), empowering libraries to engage their patrons anytime, anywhere.

With Stacks customizable themes, configurable drag-and-drop layouts, social media integrations, granular user roles and multi-language support for more than 60 languages, libraries are now able to create online content with ease. Stacks allows libraries to market programs and services, manage event registrations and room bookings, conduct surveys and polls and create research guides. It also enables libraries to surface all of their collections and provide the best possible search and discovery experience and more—all within one easy-to-use, dashboard-driven, responsive platform.

Stacks supports all external catalogs and a contemporary bento-box style search that enables each library to create a tailored search experience. Deep integrations with Cover Art, Review and Recommendation providers, Integrated Library Systems, Google Places and many more are easy to configure and provide a rich and meaningful experience with every digital library visit.

Built on user experience best practices and industry-leading mobile-first philosophies, Stacks makes creating intuitive designs, engaging content and world-class digital library experiences simple. Stacks is optimized for best-in-class performance and is sustainable with an annual subscription model covering updates, security, maintenance and ongoing support. 

Another way that Stacks helps to create the best library experience for patrons is that it integrates with EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS).  EBSCO Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy Mark Herrick, says this allows libraries to provide the ultimate research experience. “EBSCO has always worked toward giving the user the best possible search experience and the deep integration between EDS and Stacks aligns with that goal, bringing the most comprehensive collection of resources together with a library’s local content for a seamless user experience.”

Kristin Delwo, President and CEO of Stacks Inc., says “Stacks is the culmination of my life’s work in libraries dating back more than a decade. I knew there had to be a better way and I couldn’t be more thrilled to watch this solution grow to serve libraries around the world. We must collaborate and share our efforts and expertise to remain relevant.”

Libraries also have the option to go mobile with Stacks Mobile, a native mobile app(s) for iOS and Android. To learn more about Stacks and Stacks Mobile visit: www.stacksdiscovery.com


About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

About Stacks Inc.
The Stacks platform has supported more than 500 libraries since its first iteration in 2009, even the Microsoft Faculty Library is part of the Stacks story. Kristin Delwo, President and CEO of Stacks Inc., is a former Systems Administrator & Management Consultant for a large consortia serving over 150 public libraries. Inspired by the solutions she was able to create, Kristin partnered with her then vendor, Chad Smith to evolve the products they had built into what we now know as Stacks. The team's deep library technology expertise was recognized in 2014 when the TALOnline project was recognized with the ALA Award for Collaboration and the CLA Award for Innovation in Technology. These accomplishments attracted the last key members of an all-star team that is reinventing the library experience.


For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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