StackMap How-To

StackMap Basics

  • Login to your StackMap Dashboard (Don't know your username and password? Email

  • Add maps of each floor of your library using Floors

  • Build shelves on each floor in Ranges

  • Add call numbers to each range in Data

  • Run test searches and fix errors in More

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StackMap Vocabulary

  • Dashboard: The administrative back end where you make changes to your StackMap displays.

  • Floor: Anything contained on a single map. Have a 1st floor and Mezzanine level represented on one map? That counts as a single floor. Go to Floors to see how to add, remove, or rename a floor.

  • Range: A single side of a shelf from one end cap to another. Multiple bays touching each other to create a continuous row count as a single range. Bays separated by an aisle count as individual ranges. A freestanding double sided shelf counts as two ranges, back to back. Go to Ranges to see more about adding and editing ranges or range groups.

    • Range Group: A set of ranges created together in StackMap to represent any number of shelves. A range group of 1 is one single sided shelf. A range group of 6 is three double sided shelves of the same width lined up together in a physical space.

    • Group Number: The number assigned to a range group to match it to the appropriate call number data. Each range group on a floor must have a unique group number. Using a sequential numbering plan can help you keep track of what data goes with which range group. This number is never visible to your patrons.

    • Range Name: The name associated with a row of call number data. When a patron searches for an item, this is visible as the name of the range where the item is located.

  • Data: The call numbers and associated location names that allow StackMap to map an item record to a specific place. Go to Data to see more about adding call numbers and locations.

    • Call Number: Whatever field is used in your catalog to designate a specific item. This may be called Call Number, Call No., Shelf Number, Item number, etc. Contents may include an LC call number, Dewey call number, Alphanumeric sequence (e.g. FIC Smith), etc.

    • Location: Any consistent field in your catalog to help distinguish where a particular item can be found. This may be called Location, Collection, or may be part of the Status field when an item is checked in.

  • Script: The piece of JavaScript created by our engineers to read item records in your catalog and generate maps where appropriate.