IPSWICH, Mass. — January 22, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Stacks (Stacks) are now accepting applications for the Stacks Academic Library Website Makeover Contest. One winner will receive a free three-year library website makeover, including a consultation with Stacks to assess the library website needs, a three-year subscription to the Stacks platform and three years of customer support. Entries must be received by April 2, 2019.
Stacks, a hosted, turnkey web content management system designed specifically for libraries, will work with the winning applicant to create a website that offers a relevant and robust user experience tailored for their students’ and administrators’ needs. As part of their submission, entrants are asked to include information about the challenges that students and library administrators face with their current library website.
President and CEO of Stacks Inc., Kristin Delwo, says the award will help a qualified academic library create a powerful and effective website for its students. "Addressing the wide range of issues academic librarians face as they seek to deliver resources and services to researchers is a great way for us to showcase how Stacks can make a difference for librarians and their end users. I am most interested to see the variety of challenges librarians identify and match them up with solutions from Stacks."
EBSCO Vice President of SaaS Strategy Tamir Borensztajn says Stacks is a great way to pull together resources and address service needs. “As discovery services invite a less siloed approach to content and as libraries compete with the online searching expectations of their users, Stacks is able to provide a turnkey solution that drives usage and improves the user experience.”
The Stacks Academic Library Website Makeover Contest ran from January 22, 2019 through April 2, 2019.
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.
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 1,000,000 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.
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