2013 Prizes


  • Bibliothèque nationale de France
    Projects: Gallica Library  and Discovery Service
    The Gallica Library promotes French cultural heritage in a digital form, addressing the needs of contemporary scholars as well as a much wider public in a rapidly evolving and highly competitive environment.  The discovery service of the BnF, Data, has integrated numerous BnF catalogues and finding aids using a Semantic Web approach thereby making the vast holdings of the BnF, including those of Gallica, visible through a single, high-tech lens.  Together, both efforts drive a wider audience to the digital BnF from search engines. Project submission. See judges' comments.
  • Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
    Service oriented platform for the management of metadata and content in digital libraries.
    Based at the Universidad de Alicante, the BVMC publishes high-quality content, such as its own full-text critical editions, which can be used by the global research community. The Bbiblioteca meets the new challenges of digital libraries with a more open, user-oriented design guided by service-oriented architecture and relying on open-source development. Project submission. See judges' comments.

Commendations of Merit

  • Griffith University
    Research Hub
    Research Hub addresses the need for a single, comprehensive view of a university’s research output.  It serves an ambitiously wide audience, including international researchers looking for datasets, research students looking for supervisors, industry looking for consultants and their expertise, and journalists looking for expert sources. Project submission. See judges' comments.
  • New York Public Library
    Project: New York Public Library Labs
    NYPL Labs is an experimental design and technology unit creating interactive experiences around research library collections and data. Based at NYPL's flagship branch on 42nd Street, Labs operates as an in-house startup, working closely with curators to develop projects that push the envelope of library practice, engage new audiences through user collaboration and crowdsourcing, and accelerate the flow of cultural heritage content, data and code into the digital commons. Project submission. See judges' comments.