Digital Curation, 2nd edition (Gillian Oliver and Ross Harvey, 2016) This second edition of Digital Curation outlines the essential concepts and techniques that are crucial to preserving the longevity of digital resources.
The first edition of this textbook provided in-depth explanation of the entire digital curation lifecycle, from creation to appraisal to preservation to organization/access to transformation and set a benchmark for both thoroughness and clarity. In this revamped and expanded second edition, international authorities Gillian Oliver and Ross Harvey have widened the scope to address continuing developments in the strategies, technological approaches, and activities that are part of this rapidly changing field. Useful as both a teaching text and day-to-day working guide, this book outlines the essential concepts and techniques that are crucial to preserving the longevity of digital resources and covers topics including: 1. Introduction 2. 5. 9. . - Alexandria. Content Curation Primer. Photo by Stuck in Customs What is Content Curation?
Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information. A content curator cherry picks the best content that is important and relevant to share with their community.
It isn’t unlike what a museum curator does to produce an exhibition: They identify the theme, they provide the context, they decide which paintings to hang on the wall, how they should be annotated, and how they should be displayed for the public. What Is Content Curation: Definition. Curation in Learning. I’m getting very excited about the possibilities of using more digital curation in learning.
The trouble with curation is that I’m seeing it everywhere. As such I wanted to come up with a short framework that I could use to talk about how I see curation in learning being used, both at the organisation level and for individuals. So, go easy on me; here’s what I’m proposing… We can think of digital curation as being useful to us in four broad roles that I’m calling Inspiration, Aggregation, Integration and Application. GUEST POST by Jay Cross: Why Content Curation Should be in Your Training Skillset. Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow.
It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. It starts in a gallery. You expect the curator of an art gallery to know the collection and to: search out the best itemsselect for the collectionauthenticate and preserve itemsadd interpretation, descriptions, and meaningpublicize viewings. Teaching with Content Curation. Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web. Yesterday, the ever-churning machine that is the Internet pumped out more unfiltered digital data.
Yesterday, 250 million photos were uploaded to Facebook, 864,000 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube, and 294 BILLION emails were sent. And that's not counting all the check-ins, friend requests, Yelp reviews and Amazon posts, and pins on Pintrest. The volume of information being created is growing faster than your software is able to sort it out. As a result, you're often unable to determine the difference between a fake LinkedIn friend request, and a picture from your best friend in college of his new baby. Even with good metadata, it's still all "data"—whether raw unfiltered, or tagged and sourced, it's all treated like another input to your digital inbox. What's happened is the web has gotten better at making data. A Comprehensive Guide to Content Curation.
Depending on your point of view, content on the internet can be a vast collection of treasures, a cesspool swimming in filth, or a big pile of gold specks mixed in with an even bigger pile of dirt.
My guess is that most people lean towards the last one, giving rise to content curation, the process of finding the gold among the dirt, as a very popular online activity. At its most basic, content curation is the process of finding, organizing, and presenting content from the flood of information and media that inundate the web by the second. Similar to museum curators, content curators sift through a seemingly never-ending amount of digital objects to unearth individual items worthy of being showcased for a specific audience. Once the selection is finished, the curator presents those assembled elements under a cohesive theme, just like museum curators do for specific exhibitions. Curation as Digital Literacy Practice. I have been writing my PhD so haven’t updated this blog for a while.
Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to ‘coalesce’ and cohere in a manner suitable for such a piece of work. 6 Great tools for content curation. 407 Shares Share Tweet Email.
Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information. An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information.
This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of their responses suggested that: Middle school students are more concerned with content relevance than with credibility. They rarely attend to source features such as author, venue or publication type to evaluate reliability and author perspective. Other studies highlight similar shortcomings of high school and college students in these areas. Curation: Creatively Filtering Content. We are living in an era of information overload.
So much content is shared online that curation is needed as a way to get value out of the information flood. Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly. “Curation is an important skill to develop, especially in an environment in which more and more organizations shift towards self-directed learning for their workers. Now is the time for learning and performance professionals to develop this new skill set.” Digital Curation at the University of Maine. Curation as Digital Literacy Practice. What universities have in common with record labels - Quartz. If you spent the 1990s plucking songs from a stack of cassettes to make the perfect mixtape, you probably welcomed innovations of the next decade that served your favorite albums up as individual songs, often for free.
The internet’s power to unbundle content sparked a rapid transformation of the music industry, which today generates just over half of the $14 billion it did in 2000—and it’s doing the same thing to higher education. The unbundling of albums in favor of individual songs was one of the biggest causes of the music industry’s decline. It cannibalized the revenue of record labels as 99-cent songs gained popularity over $20 albums. It also changed the way music labels had to operate in order to maintain profitability. The traditional services of labels: identifying artists; investing in them; recording, publishing, and distributing their work; and marketing them—are now increasingly offered a la carte. Im Sozialen Zeitalter: Wir brauchen Kuratoren und Geschichtenerzähler! Blogging as a Curation Platform.
My diigo list: understanding curation - collection in progress. Beth Kanter's Blog. Curation as a tool for teaching and learning (with images) · hbailie. Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation. Digital Curation. What is Content Curation. 7 Tactics For Content Curation Success. Content curation success depends on discovering, selecting and packaging high value, sharable information that’s relevant to a specific audience. While not created from scratch, curated content is key to marketers’ content offerings.
Content curation accounts for 25% of the content marketing mix according to Curata research. Content curation is a form of lean content, a well-established business model. It’s central to Top 40 radio and their Internet counterparts where the top hits of a specific musical genre are played. In the process, DJs become music curators whose tastes and commentary appeal to a target audience. Why use curated content instead of creating original content? Because it doesn’t cost a ton of money since it leverages public domain or cheaply available information.
But—don’t put your content curation strategy on autopilot since half of marketers experienced some type of problem with their curated content based on research by IMN. Filtering: Seven Principles. In earlier posts towards the tail end of last year and early this year, I committed to writing a number of posts on filtering. The background is simple: soon, everything and everyone will be connectedthat includes people, devices, creatures, inanimate objects, even concepts (like a tweet or a theme)at the same time, the cost of sensors and actuators is dropping at least as fast as compute and storageso that means everything and everyone can now publish status and alerts of pretty much anythingthere’s the potential for a whole lotta publishing to happenwhich in turn means it’s firehose timeso we need filterswhich is why the stream/filter/drain approach is becoming more commonand which is why I want to spend time on all this during 2014, starting with the filter So here goes. 1.
Introduction to Social Media Curation. Professional Online Publishing: New Media Trends, Communication Skills, Online Marketing - Robin Good's MasterNewMedia.