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 (www.shirky.com) suggests that “[the problem] is not information overload.
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 Shareist.com - 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. 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 Neatorama.com, 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.
The 5 Models Of Content Curation Curation has always been an underrated form of creation. The Getty Center in Los Angeles is one of the most frequently visited museums in America – and started as a private art collection from one man (J. Paul Getty) who had a passion for art. Aside from a few well known examples like this one, however, the term curation has rarely been used outside of the world of art … until now. One of the hottest trends in social media right now is content curation – thanks in no small part to the leading efforts of several thought leaders actively promoting the idea. Content Curation : An Essence of New-Age Digital Marketing With the instant availability of meaningful content, videos on You Tube, millions of blog scrolls and other informational gateways, organizations are finding the need for content curators in social media. Content curation is the method of locating, organizing and sharing online content. Frankly, we need curators to go through the lofty task of wading through endless scrolls of information until they find the hidden gems. What curators do is weed out the bad and present us with the good: the information that’s interesting, intriguing, things that fit our tastes, enrich our lives and, more importantly, that helps make our online experience more enjoyable.Content curation has gone mainstream and and there are countless people relying on it to free them from the muddled online world. Content Curation Manners: ABCD Rule Accumulation: This is the most generic way of curation, which involves showcasing accordant content in one single location.
SEO-Friendly Content Curation by Virginia Nussey, April 29, 2013 If you're a brand online, today's conversational media world requires you're also a publisher if you have any hope of holding space in the public marketplace. Yet the requirements of publishing are a tall order for most brands. The Content Strategist as Digital Curator The term “curate” is the interactive world’s new buzzword. During content creation and governance discussions, client pitches and creative brainstorms, I’ve watched this word gain traction at almost warp speed. As a transplant from museums and libraries into interactive media, I can’t help but ask what is it about this word that deserves redefinition for the web? Article Continues Below Curation has a distinguished history in cultural institutions. In galleries and museums, curators use judgment and a refined sense of style to select and arrange art to create a narrative, evoke a response, and communicate a message.