Workshop: THE ROLES OF LIBRARIES IN CITIZEN SCIENCE
Online on October 7th 2020 at 15:00 – 17:00 (Finnish time)
Citizen Science is an integrated part of Open Science and it is fast emerging as a possible platform for a dialogue between universities and society. A number of European associations such as LERU, YERUN and LIBER recommend that universities create a Single Point of Contact for Citizen Science within universities. In accordance, research libraries could pursue this opportunity.
Citizen Science seeks the inclusion and empowerment for citizens while establishing a dialogue and is based on FAIR data. But what is Citizen Science, exactly? What is the possible roles of libraries? What strategies should we pursue? How do we establish a Single Point of Contact? What are researchers expecting from us?
Based on research data from Denmark, as well as strategic observations from a number of European libraries, this workshop will enable the participants to:
- Get a clear picture of the multilayered landscape of Citizen Science
- Get first points towards a strategy and
- And an outline of services that are in alignment with universities and the needs of researchers.
The goal of the workshop is to ascertain a possible commitment to Citizen Science collaboration.
14.00 Welcome (Pia Södergård, Chair of NUAS’ Library Group); Programme and Goals (Thomas Kaarsted, Deputy Library Director, SDU)
14.05 The Citizen Science landscape and research libraries in Denmark: recommendations for the future (Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen, Associate professor, Aarhus University)
14.20 A Single point of contact for Citizen Science (Anne Kathrine Overgaard, Head of external projects, Health Science SDU)
14.35 Possible grant opportunies (Thomas Kaarsted, Deputy Library director, SDU Library)
14.45 Break out groups
15.30 Discussion and conclusions