From LIBER Europe and the LIBER Citizen Science Working Group.
A guide book of around one hundred pages to be released incrementally in sections before the end of 2021.
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The Editors-in-Chief: Simon Worthington (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Thomas Kaarsted (email@example.com).
The guide is designed to be a practical and compact gateway publication for the purpose of assisting research libraries to start setting up a Citizen Science programme.
Citizen Science for research libraries is a way to build new and more engaged audiences as a way to establish new links between science and society.
The guide will address the unique context of research libraries – as becoming the ‘go to place’ for the new and exciting Open Science data world that is opening up to the wider public.
As a starting point the guide will use the four recommendations for Citizen Science from the LIBER Open Science Roadmap: infrastructures; good scientific practice; guidelines, and; skilling.
The content will be organised around the following four main sections and release in sequential modules for reuse. The top level sections are set but the section contents should be seen as working ideas or suggestions for content.
Skills: Citizen Science skills development for staff, researchers, and the public;
Infrastructures: As being active in the development of infrastructure for researchers to carry out Citizen Science;
Good [open] scientific practice: as managing bodies around knowledge libraries that can translate good [Open Science] scholarly practice into new Citizen Science fields, and;
Guidelines: develop guidelines for Citizen Science activities involving the library.
First section will be released July 2021, with the publication released as a first full version by the end of 2021.
Co-Editors-in-Chief: Simon Worthington and Thomas Kaarsted, reports to CSWG. The role is that of content planning and project management – that contributions fulfill the mission to make a compelling and exciting end product; ensuring publication review groups and production workflows stay on track. Duties: maintain content outline; organise meeting schedule; oversee technical production, and; responsible for legal, ethical, and quality guidelines and standards compliance on behalf of CSWG.
Editorial committee (can also peer review): Chair – Paul Ayris, with a minimum of four members of the committee. The committee is made up of the section editors. There will be one section editor per section of four sections (optionally sometimes two section editors). The committee has the final editorial signoff on content. The role of the committee is content coordination and commissioning contributions – that sections have enough content, the right type of content, and that style guides and templates, etc., are being followed.
Section editors: The role of the section editor is to oversee that the content fits the scope and editorial policy. Section editors work with close support from the Editors-in-Chief and report to the editorial committee with the content of the section, recruit contributors, and correspond with peer reviewers. Section editors would ensure that contributors have followed contributor guidelines.
Section editors are:
Citizen Science research infrastructure – Kirsty Wallis, University College London
Good (Open Science) scholarly practice in Citizen Science – Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, OpenHumans
Guidelines for Citizen Science programme development in libraries – Paul Ayris, University College London
Citizen Science skilling for staff, researchers, and the public – Jitka Stilund Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
Contributor: A contributor would provide one or two articles in agreement with section editors following the templates and style sheet of the guide.
Peer review: Carry out some parts as Open Peer Review. Made up of people appointed by section editors. There will be two peer reviewers per section. The reviews will be selected from – CSWG; editorial committee; external appointees, and publication partners and collaborators.
Scientific peer review: The editorial committee would aim to appoint two experts in the field as external reviewers.
Partners: Bring on contributing partners to the publication as institutional partners. Primarily these partners would provide and exchange content, as experts in the field, and be co-producers. These partners could also contribute resources and be attributed: DOIs, ISBN, profiling, translations, etc. Letters of agreement would be made with partners.
Collaborations: These would orientate around content provision, advocacy, research and resource provision.
Co-Editors-in-Chief Simon Worthington and Thomas Kaarsted will provide writers guidelines for you to distribute to contributors.
All character counts are inclusive white spaces.
We would encourage contributors to do the following:
To make available check lists or materials used in CS activities and supply us with information on these and then we can see how to include them as either incorporated check lists or as external linked content.
To provide us with visual material to support contributions: photo documentation of past events; PDFs of promotional material, videos and video links so that we can look at how to creatively include these in articles.
References will be typeset as page notes, in a references section at the end of the publication, and in a Zotero Groups - Collection.
If possible use Zotero citation manager in Google Docs and store citations in the CSWG Zotero group, see: https://www.zotero.org/groups/2420395/cswg/collections/HAJYX37C
Sections should be thought of as 25 page sections, with 400 words a page as a guide.
Prepare the text in English. The Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition is being used as the overall publication style.
Submit the paper in a template in the Google Drive (to be supplied).
The text should have a Title (between 1 and 10 words).
The text should have a headline summary that briefly outlines the content of the section (max. 30 words).
For each introduction author submit a name and title and e-mail address.
Please divide the text into sections, with:
Do not include a Table of Contents.
Use single space for spacing.
Do not use line spaces between paragraphs or for line spacing, instead use space before and after paragraph or header.
Use single column format.
Tables and figures. To be placed in individual files. Tables should serve a purpose and display cores data in a brief and structured way.
Each Table and Figure should have a number and a brief description placed below that correspond with the file. All Figures in min. 600 dpi resolution or vector graphic. Please embed figures and also upload to associated Google Drive folder (Google Docs have a habit or lowering resolutions.
References: Do not list references in the text.
A maximum of three core references listed at the very bottom.
Use The Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition style for references. All references should have an author or organization given first. Also please list a DOI for each reference if possible.
List references in alphabetical order at end of text.
The text is a maximum of 400 words, 2800 characters including spaces (including Tables, Figures, Photos)
Title and headline.
Add three or more learning outputs in an info box style. What you will learn in this section. An additional 300 words can be give to the ‘learning outputs#.
Total for section into 700 words.
This could be to introduce a topic, or a service someone could use, like FloraIncognita.
Main title, subtitle
Definition box: 6 bullet points
Video online tutorial: Title; image; description 255 characters; URL
Learn more: List of supporting resources - 1060 characters, 135 words
Total character length 5600 characters, 830 words
Two images in main text
Main text: Use bullet points and sub-headers; 5000 characters of total
Summarise main points in infobox. No more than four points. 600 characters of total
End section to show how library can make use of idea, with examples for resources. Title; 1000 characters of total.
Total character length 9000 characters, 1320 words
Main text: Use bullet points and sub-headers; 7800 characters of total
Use a series of small images - 7 max. If images described in the text then no picture caption needed.
Use two info boxes to highlight important issues with bullet points and use an image here if preferred. 600 characters each of total char. length.
Headline description 90 - 140 char.
One or two images
Text: 1200 -1500 characters
Title, headline 95 characters
5000 characters; Use bullet points and sub-headers
Title, headline 95 characters
14,000 characters total
10 pictures max
Break process into no more than 7 steps of 500 characters each
Then following text
The book is intended as a short guide and will be approximately one hundred pages in length. The publication will be produced in conventional and sprint/dash book sprints, as multi-format and multi-channel distribution (print-on-demand, PDF, Webbook W3C+, website, eBook, and as a Jupyter Book – and will be technically designed for reuse, for example in – community translations or in MOOCs. High quality open standards, metadata, and modern sematic/computational publishing are a priority and research interest of the production process.
Book sections will be released incrementally as they are ready. Ideally the book will become a community owned publication with regular updates.
We would like to acknowledge The Library & Community Guide to Citizen Science published by SciStarter as an inspiration for the idea for our publication. Additionally The Turing Way from the Alan Turing Institute is worth mentioning as a community model of open science publishing that we look to emulate.
The publication will be produced as an Open Access publication and use Open Science practices – where appropriate – to ensure the research is open and reusable as possible, including: open data, open standards, PIDs, open peer review, open source software, and open methods, etc.
© 2021 the authors. All content licensed Creative Commons: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0), unless otherwise stated. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ | Publication: https://github.com/CitSci-WG/guide
Ayris, Paul, Bernal, Isabel, Cavalli, Valentino, Dorch, Bertil, Frey, Jeannette, Hallik, Martin, Hormia-Poutanen, Kristiina, et al. “LIBER Open Science Roadmap”. Zenodo, July 2, 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1303002. Page 29.
Mahey, Al-Abdulla, Ames, Bray, Candela, Chambers, Derven, et al. Open a Glam Lab. Doha, Qatar: Digital Cultural Heritage Innovation Labs, 2019. https://glamlabs.io/books/open-a-glam-lab/.
Cavalier, Darlene, Caroline Nickerson, Robin Salthouse, and Dan Stanton, eds. The Library & Community Guide to Citizen Science. SciStarter, 2020 (Revised 2021). http://media.scistarter.org/curated/The+Library+and+Community+Guide+to+Citizen+Science.pdf.
Arnold, Becky, Louise Bowler, Sarah Gibson, Patricia Herterich, Rosie Higman, Anna Krystalli, Alexander Morley, Martin O’Reilly, Kirstie Whitaker, and The Turing Way Community. The Turing Way: A Handbook for Reproducible Data Science, 2019. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3233986.
© 2021 the authors. All content licensed Creative Commons: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0), unless otherwise stated. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ | Publication: https://github.com/CitSci-WG/guide.
Imprint: Responsible for the content of the domain https://github.com/CitSci-WG/guide/ - Simon Worthington (LIBER CSWG Secretary), Lausitzer Platz 10, 10997 Berlin, Germany. E-mail: simon.worthington AT tib.eu - Internet: https://libereurope.eu/working-group/liber-citizen-science-working-group/. The respective authors are responsible for the content of their posts.
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