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Library, Heart of the City 2023: Citizen science

The sixth international symposium of the LCL – Library, Heart of the City 2023 will be dedicated to citizen science (known in Slovenian as “občanska znanost”), an international movement within which thousands of volunteers in many states are included in common projects by collecting, commenting and analysing scientific data.

Citizen researches are becoming ever more important exactly because they include many people in collecting the data on the scale that cannot be reached by individual researchers or institutions (the concept of crowdsourcing). Citizen science also encourages the raising of levels of scientific literacy in the broader community, which is essential for the understanding and promotion of science.

The abstracts of symposium’s contributions will be published in the proceedings.

Symposium’s programme

8.45–9.00 Registration of participants
Moderator Rok Dežman
9.00–9.40 Initial greetings

Teja Zorko, MSc., Ljubljana City Library, managing director

Mateja Demšič, MSc., Ljubljana City Municipality, Head of the Department of Culture
9.15–9.30 Tit Neubauer, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Science Directorate
9.30–9.40 Marjan Gujtman, Ministry of Culture, Cultural Heritage Directorate
9.40–11.00 Citizen science and open science
9.40–10.10 Miro Pušnik, MSc., Central Technical Library of the University of Ljubljana
10.10–10.30 Alisa Martek, Msc. and Dolores Mumelaš, National and University library, Zagreb, Croatia
10.30–10.50 Tiberius Ignat, PhD, Scientific Knowledge Services, Switzerland
10.50–11.00 Discussion
11.00–11.10 Break
11.10–12.00 Citizen science: Foreign practices
11.10–11.25 Andreas Hedberg, PhD, Uppsala University, National Library, Sweden
11.25–11.40 Daniel Dörler, PhD, Institute of Zoology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
11.40–11.55 Cristina Caetano and Catarina Santos, Comunidade Intermunicipal das Beiras e Serra da Estrela (CIMBSE), Portugal
11.55–12.00 Discussion
12.00–13.00 Lunch break
13.00–14.30 Citizen science and open science in practice
13.00–13.15 Sonja Bezjak, PhD, Faculty of social sciences, University of Ljubljana
13.15–13.30 Davor Kontić, PhD, The Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
13.30–13.45 Tilen Basle, DOPPS-Birdlife Slovenia
13.45–14.00 Barbara Pipan, PhD, The Agricultural Institute of Slovenia
14.00–14.15 Polonca Kavčič, France Bevk Public Library Nova Gorica
14.15–14.30 Nina Svetelj, Kranj City Library
14.30–15.00 Round table and conclusion (moderators: Miro Pušnik, MSc., and Aleš Klemen, MSc.)


Titles of the Contributions will be published subsequently.

Registration fee: 40 € (participation in the Hall); 25 € (virtual participation)

Location: hybrid (Oton Župančič Library, Hall, 3rd floor, and over Zoom)

Registration at until 17th May 2023

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