January 29, 2022

Award Winning App Concepts: Elsevier Announces Winners of Apps for Library Idea Challenge

Let’s end the week with more contest winners! We’ve posted award winning apps from the National Library of Medicine and from the SciVerse apps contest (links below) over the past few days and now we’ve learned about the winning app concepts from Elsevier’s Library Idea Challenge.

Congrats to the winners!

Following the submission period (May 13 to September 2, 2011), an international panel of judges selected 10 app concepts as finalists. The community was invited to comment on the finalists and vote for their favorite idea. Two grand-prize winners were selected – one by the panel of judges and one by community vote:

Judge’s Choice Grand Prize
Journals/Conferences @ Your Fingertips, proposed by Low, Ke Khoon, a librarian at the National University of Singapore, would identify the top 20 journal or conference titles relating to the user’s search results, ranked by number of relevant articles, and deliver RSS feeds with table of contents for these journals.

Community Choice Grand Prize
JTOCs 2 Go, proposed by Andrea Szwajcer, a librarian at the University of Manitoba, Canada, would enable users to customize a journal table of contents notification service with full-text viewing and sharing of articles in a clean, easy-to-read format.


Elsevier will collaborate with the idea creators to develop the two winning app concepts for inclusion in SciVerse Applications. Additionally, each grand-prize winner will receive €750 (approximately $1,000). For more information on the winning ideas as well as the other eight finalists, please visit www.appsforlibrary.com.

See Also: Cool Award Winning Apps! Winners of National Library of Medicine Software Development Challenge Announced

See Also: Elsevier Announces Winners of “Apps for Science” Challenge

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.