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Elsevier Announces Winners of Apps for Library Idea Challenge

November 3, 2011

AMSTERDAM, November 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Winning Concepts Considered for SciVerse Applications

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical
information products and services, today announced the winners of the Apps
for Library Idea Challenge at the 2011 Charleston Conference in Charleston,
SC. The international competition encouraged librarians and information
professionals to conceptualize solutions to the challenges that they and
their constituents face in addressing the search and discovery of
information.

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
[http://bit.ly/u1ZOK6 ], 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 [http://bit.ly/qxALhs ],
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.

“The Apps for Library Idea Challenge is another example of Elsevier
asking the librarian community which solutions they need most in search and
discovery platforms,” said Rafael Sidi, Vice President Product Management,
Applications Marketplace and Developer Network, Elsevier. “I’d like to thank
all who participated in the submission of ideas and joined in the
conversation. We’re looking forward to developing new applications with the
developer community based on the proposed concepts.”

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 EUR750 (approximately $1,000). For more
information on the winning ideas as well as the other eight finalists,
please visit http://www.appsforlibrary.com.

SciVerse Applications [http://www.applications.sciverse.com ] and the
Developer Network [http://developers.sciverse.com ] provide opportunities
for researchers and librarians to collaborate with developers in creating
and promoting new applications that improve research workflows. The
Developer Network features a growing community of application developers who
may gain recognition, prestige and revenue through their contributions to
SciVerse Applications.

About the Elsevier SciVerse Suite

The SciVerse ( http://www.sciverse.com) suite of search and
discovery offerings provides the global research community access to a
constantly expanding universe of content and solutions which can now be
accessed in one platform. The suite currently includes SciVerse
ScienceDirect ( http://www.sciencedirect.com), the world’s largest
source of peer-reviewed content containing more than 10 million articles,
and SciVerse Scopus ( http://www.scopus.com), an abstract and citation
database containing 41 million records, 70% with abstracts and nearly 18,000
titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide. The platform also includes SciVerse
Hub beta ( http://www.hub.sciverse.com), which enables researchers to
perform a single search across all of the SciVerse content as well as
targeted web content with results ranked by relevancy and without
duplication. SciVerse Applications (
http://www.applications.sciverse.com) and Developer Network (
http://www.developers.sciverse.com) allow the scientific community to
build, find and use applications that enhance the SciVerse research
experience.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. The company works in partnership
with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000
journals, including The Lancet [http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell
[http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include
SciVerse ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], SciVerse Scopus
[http://www.scopus.nl ], Reaxys [http://www.reaxys.com ], MD Consult
[http://www.mdconsult.com ] and Nursing Consult
[http://www.nursingconsult.com ], which enhance the productivity of science
and health professionals, and the SciVal suite [http://www.scival.com ] and
MEDai’s Pinpoint Review [http://www.medai.com ], which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier
[http://www.elsevier.com ] employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is
part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC [http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a
world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by
Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext
Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock
Exchange).

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