In this session we will provide an overview of what Citizen Science is, how research libraries have an essential role to play in its deployment and why. Several examples will be presented, with a particular focus on two case studies: The Bentham Project and the Transcribathon.
11.30-11.40: Welcome & introduction by Helene Schwalm (University of Bordeaux)
11.40-11.55: Citizen Science: more than natural science? A few cases from humanistics, social science and cross-disciplinary research. - Thomas Kaarsted (SDU)
11:55-11:10: Dirk van Gorp (RU library)
12:10-12:25: Europeana Transcribe: using the power of the crowd - Ad Pollé (Europeana)
12:25-12:40: Many hands make light work. Many hands together make merry work': Transcribe Bentham. - Tim Causer (UCL)
12:40-13:00: Panel discussion lead by Helene Schwalm University of Bordeaux)