Dusting for science: motivation and participation of digital citizen science volunteers

  title={Dusting for science: motivation and participation of digital citizen science volunteers},
  author={Oded Nov and Ofer Arazy and David P. Anderson},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2011 iConference},
Digital citizen science offers a low-cost way to strengthen the scientific infrastructure, and engage members of the public in science. It is based on two pillars:(1)a technological pillar, which involves developing computer systems to manage large amounts of distributed resources, and (2) a motivational pillar, which involves attracting and retaining volunteers who would contribute their skills, time, and effort to a scientific cause. While the technological dimension has been widely studied… 

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