Hackers and other digital creatives can now use data from libraries across Australia and New Zealand to develop apps and mashups – and maybe win $6000.

Three $6000 prizes are up for grabs in the innovative Libraryhack competition which is an initiative of National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) and includes libraries from every state and territory as well as the National Library of New Zealand.

The competition closes on 31 May 2011. To find out more go to www.libraryhack.org