January 20, 2022

"Elsevier Launches Apps for Library Idea Challenge"

The Apps for Library Idea Challenge is, as the name suggests, looking for IDEAS. No coding required.

From an Elsevier Announcement:

Elsevier today announced the launch of the SciVerse Applications Apps for Library Idea Challenge. The international competition encourages librarians and information professionals to conceptualize solutions to the challenges that they and their constituents face in addressing the search and discovery of information.

Entrants are invited to submit specific ideas for applications for the SciVerse suite that solve problems affecting the search and discovery of information within librarian and researcher workflows alike. Selected app concepts will be posted on the challenge website and open to commentary from peers and the public, enabling a dialogue within the librarian community to identify problems and discuss potential solutions. Two grand-prize winners will be selected – one by a panel of judges and one by community vote.

The winners will each receive a cash prize of € 750 (approximately $1,000 USD). The winners’ names and concepts will also be featured in the relevant Elsevier library and information science journals. Other prizes will be available to eligible idea entrants and commenters.

The call for entries opened May 13th and the deadline for submissions is September 2nd, 2011. An international panel of judges will select up to 10 finalist app idea entries. The community will then be invited to comment on the finalist ideas with suggestions to improve them and vote for app ideas they believe will deliver the most value to researchers. The winners will be announced in November 2011.

Direct to Apps for Library Challenge Web Site and Blog

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.