Big Idea: New Tech Tool Helps You Find Books in Hodges Library

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Big Orange Big IdeasNeed a library book, but don’t want to spend hours hunting for it in the John C. Hodges Library? Thanks to a big idea called StackMap, the search should be much quicker. A team of librarians implemented StackMap this fall. Accessible on a personal computer or mobile device via the library’s homepage, StackMap is a technology designed by a California company. The program displays a map along with book information and location when someone searches for a book in the library’s catalog. The map pinpoints not only the floor but the specific shelf range where a book is housed.

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