Tímea Nemesné Kis
Tímea Kis is a senior research fellow at the Tokaj University in Sárospatak. She lives in Eger, where, as an art historian, she has joined herself with local volunteers in doing research into a chapel that was found in 2020 by them. As a professional researcher, she was able to help them learn the methodology of the information collection from different archives and libraries. On her proposal, several institutions (museums and universities) joined the project from 2021. The archaeological excavation of the St. Cross chapel and a temporary exhibition in the István Dobó Castle Muzeum was organised this year at the same time.
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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.