Dóra Gaálné Kalydy
Dóra Gaálné Kalydy is the deputy director general of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. She is responsible for the Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) that runs at the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences managing the Hungarian national consortium for transformative OA agreements. She is also in charge of the daily works of the library, renewing the traditional library services and being involved in the international relations of the Library and Information Centre. She has been a LIBER Executive Board member since 2022 and LIBER Citizen Science Working Group member. She is also taking an active part in the work of the Association of Hungarian Librarians, she is the vice-president of the Association since 2023 May and is head of the Academic and Special Libraries’ Section of the Association. Her present field is renewing the Hungarian research libraries’ landscape, the role of libraries in Citizen Science to preserve and disseminate cultural heritage.
All Sessions by Dóra Gaálné Kalydy
Introduction - What is Citizen Science?
The Challenges and the Achievements of Hungarian Citizen Science Projects
The acceptance of Citizen Science is not as straightforward in Central-Eastern Europe as in Western Europe. The co-authors present the historical background of volunteer engagement in the region, what difficulties a library faces participating in a Citizen Science project, and how Hungarian (university) libraries started to implement Citizen Science realising it is an added value to their mission and to build a trusted hub. The presentation also highlights how the Hungarian Librarian Association encourages citizen science projects building on the network of libraries. Achievements demonstrated through an implemented Citizen Science project in Eger and ongoing projects in Budapest and in the Tokaj region.