Elsevier announces winners of Apps for Library Idea Challenge

Two grand prize winners to Elsevier's Apps for Library Idea Challenge have been announced.

Elsevier's international competition, which was launched in May 2011, encouraged information professionals and librarians to suggest solutions to the search and discovery challenges that they and their customers were facing.

The submissions were reviewed by an international panel of judges which selected ten finalists. After comments by the community, two grand prize winners were selected.  One was chosen by community vote and the other by the judging panel.

Judge's Choice Grand Prize: Journals/Conferences @ Your Fingertips, proposed by Low, Ke Khoon, a librarian at the National University of Singapore.  This app 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.  This app would enable users to customise 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 concepts to be included in SciVerse Applications. The grand prize winners will each receive €750.

More information on the finalists and grand winners can be found here.