What is Bento?

A Bento search will display results sorted by item type. You may choose to include just one type, say books, or many types such as books, academic journals, DVDs, etc. Result types are grouped together in Bento ‘boxes’ for easier navigation by users. Stacks also allows you to create custom bento boxes with an EBSCO Discovery Service Integration. These boxes can be built based on subject, source type or content provider.

Bento Search Results

Configure Bento Search

A Bento search will display results sorted by item type. You may choose to include just one type, say books, or many types such as books, academic journals, DVDs, etc. Result types are grouped together in Bento ‘boxes’ for easier navigation by users.

Note: Bento Search can also be implemented on Multidomain sites. Each site must have the same number of columns on their Bento page but they can configure their own content in their individual bento boxes.

Navigate to the 'Search Configuration' tile and open the 'Settings' tile. Choose Bento as a search option. Next, navigate to the multisearch page

 

Click CUSTOMIZE THIS PAGE at the bottom of the window

Click thebutton in the top-right corner of the panel you would like to add the Bento search to

Click Bento Search

Click Add a Bento Box

 

In the ‘Select a Bento Box’ field, select the result type(s) to display

 

Enter a title

Optional: Enter a subtitle and link the subtitle by entering a URL

Select the 'Enable Pagination' to change the display of the Bento Box. This option will show one result in the box with scroll arrows to page through the number of results you have chosen to display. This number is also indicated by dots beneath the record. The total number of results is also displayed with a 'See More' link at the bottom of the box.

Enter the number of search results you want to display

Click FINISH to create the Bento Box

Continue adding Bento Boxes as needed

Click SAVE

Configure Extra Settings

Now there are more ways to customize your bento results display!

  1. Navigate to the 'Search Configuration' tile on your dashboard.
  2. Open the 'Bento' tile.
  3. Scroll down to see 'Extra Configuration'

Here you can choose several options to customize your Bento search results display. Click to select an option and  'Save Configuration.'

  1. Choose to hide the 'Summary' in your bento search resuls.
  2. Choose to 'Show Display Limit' to configure how many results will show in the paginated view of a bento box.
  3. Choose to 'Change Buttons into Links.
  4. Choose to align your images either to the right or left of the page.
  5. Click 'Save Configuration'
Create Custom Bento Boxes with EDS

Stacks allows you to create custom bento boxes with an EBSCO Discovery Service Integration. These boxes can be built based on subject, source type or content provider.

  1. Navigate to the Search Configuration tile and open the Bento tile
  2. Select the 'Facet Filter' type, either Subject, Source Type or Content Provider

  1. Click Query Facet Filters to expand the accordion
  2. Enter a common search term within your organization
    Example 1 A pharmaceutical company might use 'Diabetes'
    Example 2 An academic institution might use 'Research

  1. Click QUERY EDS FOR FACET FILTERS
  2. Select the facets to include in the Bento Box
  3. Enter a 'Bento Box Title'

  1. Click CREATE BENTO BOX
  2. Click SAVE CONFIGURATION
Paginated view for Results Display
  1. Select the 'Enable Pagination' to change the display of the Bento Box. This option will show one result in the box with scroll arrows to page through the number of results you have chosen to display. This number is also indicated by dots beneath the record. The total number of results is also displayed with a 'See More' link at the bottom of the box.

 

  1. Enter the number of search results you want to display
  2. Click FINISH to create the Bento Box
  3. Continue adding Bento Boxes as needed
  4. Click SAVE

Personalization

Stacks allows users to personalize the way images are displayed within Bento Searches. These settings are specific to individual users.

  1. Perform a Bento Search
  2. Click the configuration icon in the search results box at the top of the page
  3. Select your preferred display options. Users can choose to display or hide images and whether they will be to the left or right of the results.
  4. Click the configuration icon to save the preferences.

 

 

 

 

 

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