2014 Entries

Complete listing of entrants and their projects

The Claremont Colleges Library
Project: Consortial Creativity at the Claremont Colleges
As a single institution serving a consortium of fiercely independent colleges, opportunities for innovation at the Claremont Colleges Library (CCL) are directly proportional to the complexity of its operations. In recent years, CCL has fostered a nationally recognized culture of practical creativity in the areas of teaching, outreach, and user services. The Library has achieved these programming and community engagement gains by customizing its distinctive efforts to multiple campus cultures and maintaining a focus on evidence-based practice and scalability. This project explores CCL’s unique approach to creative program development and stakeholder engagement across a variety of interconnected institutions. Project submission.

Harvard Law Library
Projects: Library Cloud and Stacklife
Thanks to the Internet, research libraries now have the opportunity to participate far more directly as their communities put the library's resources to work. The LibraryCloud platform enables metadata access through open APIs so developers can create applications for their community, and so libraries can learn from how their communities makes use of their resources. Metadata can include catalog data but also the "life story" of works as they are checked out, put on reserve, assigned to classes, called back early from loans, reviewed and rated, etc. LibraryCloud enables integrating libraries into other platforms and sites, including cross-library integration. Project submission.

Stacklife is a visual library browser designed to enable researchers to explore  guided by "community relevance." It always displays items on a shelf with other items, and that context can instantly be switched. The items are color-coded according to their "StackScore," a metric of how often they have been used by the community. The display  expresses the item's physical length and (if it's a book) its page count. Stacklife is highly scalable, currently being used by the Harvard Library to give access to its complete collection of almost 13 million items. Project submission.

Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology, Ocean Science Library
Project: POSEIDON Project
In twenty-first century, special libraries are taking creative roles apart from traditional information services. Especially, production and distribution of information contents are becoming the key agenda of innovation. Hence, OSL has been running the “POSEIDON Project” under the slogan of “Capacity Building through Scholarly publication” to fulfill the needs of the times. The ocean is gaining attention as it is closely related to the climate and environmental changes. OSL aims to promote the importance of the ocean and ocean science technology through the metaphor of ocean-related natural disasters as Poseidon’s rage in the Greek myth. Project submission.

National Institute of Informatics
Project: JAIRO Cloud
It is a common goal for both Japanese academic libraries and NII to promote Open Access to various scholarly materials. To achieve this goal, NII develops JAIRO Cloud, a SaaS type IR cloud service, and provides Japanese academic institutions with it. As of now, 184 libraries use JAIRO Cloud to increase the deployment of IRs in Japan.  The repository software implemented in JAIRO Cloud is named WEKO which is also developed by NII. NII continually works to enhance JAIRO Cloud and WEKO to meet various requests from the library community in Japan. Project submission.

National Library of Spain
Project: The Digital Library of Ibero-American Heritage
The Digital Library of Ibero-American Heritage (BDPI) was born with the aim of creating a portal which for the first time integrated the digital resources of Ibero-American National Libraries, providing a unique, inclusive and enriching access point to a digital heritage with shared roots.  The project was led and developed by the National Library of Spain and launched in September, 2012. It currently integrates over 182,000 resources from eight National Libraries, in a multilingual website built on open source technologies. More institutions from different countries and domains have expressed their interest or are already in the process of being incorporated. Project submission.

North Carolina State University Libraries
Project: The James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University’s James B. Hunt Jr. Library, which opened January 2013, embodies the institution’s entrepreneurial aspirations with a forward-looking and ambitious approach to supporting research and learning through a diverse array of advanced technologies. As a building, an integrated technology environment, and a suite of services, the Hunt Library is an innovative model for the research library as a high-technology research platform. Project submission.

Radboud University Library
Project: Quality Open Access Market
Quality Open Access Market (QOAM) is a public web site on which members of the academic community can deliver quality judgments about scientific journals. QOAM also mentions the publication fees of a journal if available. By the combination of quality and price a market arises, the Quality Open Access Market. Project submission.

Rhema University Aba
Project: National Diary of Reading
To promote reading in Nigeria as a whole and to encourage students at all levels to read. The National Diary of Reading instructs readers to record useful information about the books they have read including: title, author, publisher, number of pages, and date reading started and completed. Project submission.

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau Library
Project: Redefining the information landscape
Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt once said: “Libraries are the intellectual petrol stations of the nation.” In addition, libraries today are hubs of manifold ideas, initiate cross innovation and interdisciplinary networking. These are excellent examples of open solutions and a sustainable point of view. Successful developments and cutting edge technology create attractive public goods and services. Elements from RFID, mobile and multi-touch applications, indoor localisation to flipbooks constitute our concept and its use. Our mission,  redefining the information landscape, is supported by three main pillars. The list of all components will close with the classic quote: quod erat demonstrandum. Project submission.