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EBSCO Information Services acquires leading library and research web platform, Stacks Inc.

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [February 7, 2019]

Copyright (c) 2019 EBSCO Information Services

Abstract: EBSCO Information Services announced the acquisition of Stacks Inc., a leading library and research web platform. EBSCO partnered with the company in 2016 to release Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries. This acquisition reinforces EBSCO’s commitment to providing library patrons with the best possible search experience and deep integration of resources.


Ipswich, MA -- February, 7 2019. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the acquisition of Stacks Inc., a leading library and research web platform. EBSCO partnered with the company in 2016 to release Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries. This acquisition reinforces EBSCO's commitment to providing library patrons with the best possible search experience and deep integration of resources.

Stacks technology is designed to simplify the process of creating online content for libraries. It is the first turnkey, responsive web platform with plug and play integrations and mobile apps connected in real time. 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 their collections and provide the best possible search and discovery experience and more.

President and CEO of Stacks Inc., Kristin Delwo, says the acquisition will significantly help libraries support users. "Our new relationship with EBSCO will help expand Stacks' reach to more libraries, helping them to create and manage a truly customized website. I'm looking forward to this opportunity with EBSCO and to continue our goal to revolutionize the library experience."

Mark Herrick, Senior Vice President of Business Development at EBSCO Information Services, says the acquisition of Stacks Inc. is a natural step for EBSCO to support the needs of libraries. "As one of the leading web platform vendors serving libraries, Stacks offers first-class features and technology. This acquisition is a natural extension of our working relationship, and we expect to expand these technologies and continue our goal of improving the library experience for users, as well as providing efficient, streamlined workflows and a robust user experience."

Moving forward, EBSCO will be looking at additional ways to improve the library user experience with Stacks. Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Stacks Inc., Chad Smith, says the proven leadership of EBSCO and the technology innovation from Stacks creates an ideal environment for developing the best library experience for customers. "EBSCO is a natural fit for Stacks as we work together to create a library experience that is responsive and robust. We look forward to working with EBSCO on the development of future technologies and features for Stacks and continuing to serve the needs of our customers."

To learn more about Stacks, visit: http://www.stacksdiscovery.com.

About Stacks Inc.

The Stacks platform has supported more than 500 libraries since its first iteration in 2009, even the Microsoft Corporate 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 consortium 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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Publication Year:2019
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 7, 2019
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Subject: Mergers and acquisitions
Record Number:23991
Last Update:2019-02-21 14:33:52
Date Created:2019-02-07 10:47:07