Department/Program

Claremont Colleges Library

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2015

Abstract

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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This article has its roots in two programs organized by the Science & Engineering Academic Librarians-South interest group of California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL/SEAL-S), with which the authors are all affiliated.

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