The following article is published in the latest issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.
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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