Citizen Science Meets University Libraries webinar

You are invited to a NeDICC webinar which will be held on 28 October 2020 at 10:00-11:00 via Zoom (access details at the bottom of the email)

The topic of the webinar is:

Citizen science meets university libraries: unlocking a potential relationship.
The research landscape is evolving, and this has impacted on how research data is collected. In the same breath: there is an upsurge in research which requires making use of assistance provided by ordinary citizens, which gave birth to the term citizen science.  These ordinary members of the society, who are not necessarily trained in conducting research, are commissioned to gather scientific data or to describe the samples gathered by scientists. University libraries, in their mandate to support teaching, learning, research and community engagement, could play a role in building communities and in creating an enabling environment for citizen science to prosper.

The purpose of the webinar is to introduce university librarians and data librarians to citizen science and to highlight the potential role that university libraries can play to support citizen science activities. This webinar will serve as a first step in the process to introduce citizen science to a relevant community of professionals.

The presenter will be Ms Modiehi Rammutloa (UNISA)

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Modiehi Rammutloa is a specialist for data standards and quality reporting at the University of South Africa Library and is currently enrolled for a PhD in Information Science at the same University. She holds an M.Phil degree in Information and Knowledge Management from Stellenbosch University. Her career life in LIS spans over 20 years in different libraries. Modiehi has a keen interest in Information and Knowledge Management, data standardization and quality, management information systems in libraries, research data management and also recently added citizen science to her research interests.

To register for the webinar, please Click Here!           

Registration closes on 27 October 2020

Enquiries: johann.vanwyk@up.ac.za

The link to access this webinar is: https://bit.ly/3kvmBmd

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