Second OCLC Research Software Contest now open, deadline for entries is 15 September

OCLC Research once again is sponsoring a contest that provides an opportunity to create innovative software for library services.

Developers may enter by going to

The contest is intended to encourage innovation and development of Web-based services for libraries and library users.

Contestants will be challenged to think differently about their environments by working with deconstructed functional components of library services.

Contestants must bring up a working prototype.

The winning entry will be interesting and clearly demonstrate to judges why it will help libraries and/or library users. Other than a specification to include one of a variety of available OCLC resources, contestants are free to implement whatever they wish.

The prize is $2,500.00 US.

Full details are available on the contest Web site.

More Information

OCLC Research Software Contest

For more information:

Thom Hickey
Chief Scientist
OCLC Research

Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Research