Citizen Science: strengthen the bridge between the academic community and the society

Dóra Gaálné Kalydy Hungarian Academy of Sciences


Citizen Science as many other Open Science elements has a different understanding in Western Europe and Central-Eastern Europe (Ex-communist countries). Because of many reasons CS is not as well-known in our countries as in Western European countries, though there are more and more background supporting opportunities. The role of the libraries are appreciated as we are standing in the middle of the “playground”. Citizen Science will be one of the most valued pillar of Open Science if libraries are involved in it as aggregators, hubs, but the libraries must be ready to do so. The lecture is about how and why the libraries should be engaged in Citizen Science.

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