New Article: “Identifying Opportunities in Citizen Science for Academic Libraries”
The following article is published in the latest issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.
Identifying Opportunities in Citizen Science for Academic Libraries
Cynthia M. Cohen
University of California, Los Angeles
California State University, Long Beach
University of Southern California
Zoe Pettway Unno
California State University, Fullerton
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship
Citizen science projects continue to grow in popularity, providing opportunities for non-expert volunteers to contribute to and become personally invested in rigorous scientific research. Academic libraries, aiming to promote and provide tools and resources to master scientific and information literacy, can support these efforts. While few examples currently exist of academic libraries involved in citizen science, this article identifies potential roles in community building; data curation; scholarly communication reform; and provision of space, technology, and resources.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.