Cohen C.M.,Claremont Colleges Claremont |
Cheney L.,University of California at Los Angeles |
Duong K.,California State University, Long Beach |
Lea B.,University of Southern California |
Unno Z.P.,California State University, Fullerton
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship | Year: 2015
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. © 2015, Association of College and Research Libraries. All rights reserved.