N – Apps for libraries

The Apps for Library Ideas Challenge was set up by Elsevier under the banner “Know what your users need but not how to build it?” and sought innovative application ideas from libraries using Elsevier’s SciVerse platform. Ten finalists were selected, including determining the number of authors, vocabulary mapping, journal abbreviation translation, and supported search.

Update (08/11/11):
The winners were announced on 3 November. The top prizes went to Journals/Conferences @ Your Fingertips, a way of delivering the top 20 journal or conferences relating to search results, proposed by Low Ke Khoon of the National University of Singapore, and JTOCs 2 Go, a customisable table of contents notification service proposed by Andrea Szwajcer from the University of Manitoba, Canada.