ETH Library Idea Contests

FAQ

What topics will the idea contests be on?

Four idea contests will be held on the following topics:
•   Data Challenge
•   Research Collection
•   Student Challenge
•   Promotional items with added value


Who can enter the idea contests?

The idea contests are open to everyone except for members of ETH Library’s staff.

What is the idea submission procedure?

To post an idea, a registration on the platform "Crowdicity" is required. User data is saved on the Crowdicity servers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Participants can post ideas individually or as a group. Participants may submit several ideas per contest and enter all competitions. In parallel to submitting ideas, participants can rate the ideas in the form of likes.

Closing date for idea submissions and likes:
1)   Data Challenge, Research Collection, Student Challenge: 31 December 2018
2)   Promotional items with added value: 25 February 2019


How are the winners decided?

The title, image and the corresponding text incl. comments per idea post on the closing date (31 December 2018 or February 2019) will be evaluated.

1)   Data Challenge, Student Challenge, Research Collection:

In the first step, the moderators for each contest and subject matter experts from ETH Library will judge the ideas based on the following criteria:
•   Wow factor
•   Degree of innovation
•   Feasibility
•   Popularity in the community (number of likes submitted during the idea submission phase)
•   Added value for customers
•   Relevance to the topic

The top-rated ideas proceed to the next round and are presented to the jury consisting of members of the library management and customer representatives.

In the second cut, the jury selects the winners from the shortlist based on the following criteria:
•   Wow factor
•   Degree of innovation
•   Strategic fit
•   Added value for customers
•   Relevance to the topic

The winning ideas are announced at the beginning of March 2019.

Who are the customer representatives taking part in the jury of the Data Challenge, the Student Challenge and the Research Collection idea contest?

Data Challenge:
•   Beat Estermann, head «Open & Linked Data» at the E-Government Institute of Bern University of Applied Sciences; member of the Opendata.ch executive board, coordinator of the OpenGLAM Working Group
•   Prof. Richard Hahnloser, Professor for Systems Neurosciences at the Institut of Neuroinformatics, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich
•   Joy Schuurmans Stekhoven, vice-presidency VSETH

Research Collection:
•   Dr. Daniel Jung, Institutional Research, Controlling, ETH Zurich
•   Deepak Kumar Ravi, coordination communication at AVETH; Laboratory for Movement Biomechanics (D-HEST), ETH Zurich
•   Martin Roszkowski, president AVETH; Laboratory for Neuroepigenetics, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich

Student Challenge:
•   Karin Brown, Curriculum and Faculty Development, Educational Development and Technology (LET), ETH Zurich
•   Dr. Andrea Schrott, head of the Student Administration, Academic Services, ETH Zurich
•   Joy Schuurmans Stekhoven, vice-presidency VSETH

 

2)   Promotional items with added value:

In this contest, there is only one voting step. The jury consisting of members of ETH Library's marketing division and representatives of the ETH Store will judge the ideas based on the following criteria and will select the winning ideas:
•   Wow factor
•   Degree of innovation
•   Feasibility 
•   Added value for customers
•   Relevance to the topic

The winning ideas are announced in the course of March 2019.


Is the user activity on the platform also rewarded?

1)   Data Challenge, Student Challenge, Research Collection: Yes. In addition to awarding prizes to ideas, particularly active community members are also honoured. The number of prize-winning members is open and determining active members is at ETH Library’s discretion.

2)   Promotional items with added value: No.


What is the prize?

1)   Data Challenge, Student Challenge, Research Collection: The entrants have the possibility of winning a voucher of their choice from ETH Store, Projekt Neptun, SBB or Swiss Book Vouchers worth up to CHF 300.

2)   Promotional items with added value: The entrants have the possibility of winning a voucher of their choice from ETH Store, Projekt Neptun, SBB or Swiss Book Vouchers worth up to CHF 100.


How will the winners be notified and the prizes delivered?

The winners will be notified by e-mail to the e-mail address they have provided. This e-mail will ask the winners to provide their postal address. The prizes will then be delivered by post.

Further questions and suggestions?

Contact us at innovation@library.ethz.ch.
For detailed information concerning the conditions of participation and the contest procedure see the Community Specific Terms of Use.

 

 

 

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