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Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]

Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]

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Content Curation: Beyond the Institutional Repository and Library Archives - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians If you are an academic librarian, you have been hearing about Data Curation, Content Curation, Information Curation or Digital Curation for years. And the terms can be applied in several different ways. There are the curation activities surrounding purchased library materials and the curation of faculty and student items (like theses and dissertations for example). Archivists have been intimately involved with all sorts of curation activities since archives existed, and were early adopters of digital curation and finding aids for the items they maintained. Most recently, Data Curation has been in the forefront of librarian discussions in response to government mandates to make research information widely available; first with the medical field, and more recently with the National Science Foundation requirements for data curation plans in all NSF grants. Clay Shirky ( suggests that “[the problem] is not information overload.

Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism Josh Sternberg is the founder of Sternberg Strategic Communications and authors The Sternberg Effect. You can follow him on Twitter and Tumblr. Over the past few weeks, many worries about the death of journalism have, well, died. Five Content Curation Mistakes B2B Marketers Are Making Content. If you're a B2B marketer today, the odds are good that you've been using it for lead generation and brand awareness. Research from the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs finds that 95% of enterprise B2Bs are practicing content marketing, which means there's a lot of content out there. And yet the demand for content has never been greater. It's impossible for marketers to create enough original, quality material for each channel every day, which is why many rely on content curation to help build brand awareness and generate leads via social media and email marketing.

Sports AffCast #4 – Talking Curation with Scott Jangro Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:33 — 31.6MB) On Episode 4 of the Sports Affcast we talked with long time affiliate industry veteran Scott Jangro about his new “curation” platform - a new platform that allows affiliates to quickly and easily build content sites on the topic of their choice. It’s a great tool for sports affiliates who are looking to provide their own unique content as well as aggregate content from other providers with a mix of affiliate product info as well. We also gave a bit of a recap of Affiliate Summit East and the Sports Affiliate Happy Hour and some of the hot sessions and keynotes and reviewed what is hot earlier in the NCAA and NFL Football season.

Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 4: Process, Key Tasks, Workflow I have received a lot of emails from readers asking to illustrate more clearly what the actual typical tasks of a news curator are, and what are the tools that someone would need to use to carry them out. In Part 4 and 5 of this guide I am looking specifically at both the workflow, the tasks involved as well as at the attributes, qualities and skills that a newsmaster, or real-time news curator should have. 1. Identify NicheIdentify your specific topic-theme. The more specific, the better. Seven Things Human Editors Do that Algorithms Don't (Yet) - Eli Pariser - The Conversation by Eli Pariser | 10:20 AM May 26, 2011 A recommendation from the recommendation frontier: You may not want to fire your human editor just yet. For the last year, I’ve been investigating the weird, wild, mostly hidden world of personalization for my book, The Filter Bubble. The “if you like this, you’ll like that” mentality is sweeping the web — not just on sites like Amazon and Netflix that deal with products, but also on sites that deal with news and content like Google search (users are increasingly likely to get different results depending on who they are) and Yahoo News. Even the New York Times and the Washington Post are getting in on the act, investing in startups that provide a “Daily Me” approach to the newspaper. The business logic behind this race to personalize is quite simple: if you can draw on the vast amount of information users often unwittingly provide to deliver more personally relevant content, your visitors have a better experience and keep coming back.

What Content Curation, Chunking Information and Micro-learning have in common? It was a long time ago when I started combining different ideas in my head about how future online learning would look like. The main driver for these kinds of thoughts was the feeling that something should be done for enabling a better online learning experience. That feeling emerged, when I was involved in some projects where we had been developing self-paced online courses. These courses were information based and when the project was finished I was sure that many won’t complete the course without making several short naps during its use.

Findings Turns Your Ebook Highlights Into Shared Reading Libraries The act of highlighting a noteworthy passage in an ebook is being socialized by Findings, an online destination where readers can collect, share, discuss and discover such highlights from ebooks and web texts. Findings' creators, the folks at startup incubator Betaworks, refer to their creation as a "social commonplace book," and "a platform for sharing and discovering what people are reading." The Findings experience is centered around shared passages and user libraries. Libraries are like digital bookshelves and consist of all the texts — with highlights and quotes automatically organized by book, source or author — the user has clipped from.

Digital Content Curation Is Career for Librarians By John Farrier A cherpumple is a cherry pie, a pumpkin pie, and an apple pie each baked within separate cakes, then assembled and iced. I found a picture of one on a food blog, posted it on, and from there the cherpumple went viral. That one post brought hundreds of thousands of readers to Neatorama, and eventually the cherpumple was featured by mainstream news organizations such as ABC News. Sometimes all it takes is a librarian to shake the Web. Clay Shirky put it simply: “It’s not information overload.