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Introducing The Curator's Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web

Introducing The Curator's Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web
by Maria Popova UPDATE: Some thoughts on some of the responses, by way of Einstein. UPDATE 2: This segment from NPR’s On the Media articulates the project well — give it a listen. Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures.” ~ Ray Bradbury You are a mashup of what you let into your life.” ~ Austin Kleon Chance favors the connected mind.” ~ Steven Johnson As both a consumer and curator of information, I spend a great deal of time thinking about the architecture of knowledge. Until today. I’m thrilled to introduce The Curator’s Code — a movement to honor and standardize attribution of discovery across the web. One of the most magical things about the Internet is that it’s a whimsical rabbit hole of discovery — we start somewhere familiar and click our way to a wonderland of curiosity and fascination we never knew existed. In both cases, just like the words “via” and “HT,” the respective unicode character would be followed by the actual hotlink to your source.

Messages On Hold Presentaions and Music On Hold Information Channel Services curator's ǝpoɔ the curators code The word “curation” in common usage has lost some its meaning. We think of it more in terms of collector, aggregator or disseminator and not as “caretaker” as is its true definition. We future and current archivists and librarians, are all curators of information. We are shepherds and superintendents of data and particularly in the online space, we should be setting the example for proper care. Anyone who tweets, facebooks, blogs, links, writes, or shares in the online space is similarly a curator of information. The new information economy is not based on amassing huge amounts of data but curating and providing context to important, true, interesting, and/or relevant information. I have been ruminating on this idea of late after reading the Curator’s Code by Maria Popova. The idea is that just as you attribute an idea you espouse to a person, book or quote, you should also reference from whom – from what curator – you found your item of information (picture, link, article, post etc).

20 More Ways to Improve Your Crappy Life (Guest Post) by @JackSht Jack Sh*t is starting to regret his tattoo "Born to Be an HTML-Raiser!" Despite all my best efforts, you inexplicably did not improve your crappy life after I spent nearly ten minutes coming up with a detailed action plan for you. Well, you know what they say: fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on you; fool me three times, shame on you, fool me four times… well, I think you get the picture. My point? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Jack Sh*t’s blog (Jack Sh*t, Gettin’ Fit) has been called “a low-down diet-y shame” by U.S. Comments comments

Create Professional Technical Documentation with Dozuki I’m sure we’ve all heard of a site called iFixit, the site which provides easy repair guides for a wide range of products, including Apple devices, games consoles, digital cameras and so on but I’d hazard a guess at the fact that not as many people have heard of Dozuki, which is the fantastic system that actually powers the website and makes creating and running a “how-to” guide on the Internet a piece of cake. Read on after the break for my full review! In A Nutshell Dozuki is essentially an easy to create how-to guides on the internet. The splash screen for Dozuki. Dozuki is very much aimed towards the business user and its pricing reflects this. All of Dozuki’s paid plans support domain aliasing and your guide is hosted on their own servers so there’s absolutely no additional software to mess around with or install. Working With Guides Dozuki breaks down web-based tutorials into easy-to-read steps. Adding photos to a Dozuki how-to guide. Made in a mistake in a particular step?

Aquí, de omnibus dubitandum | Las dudas deleznables de una mente dispersa Aggregation and curation: two concepts that explain a lot about digital change Aggregation and curation: two concepts that explain a lot about digital change Every time I read a story about why newspapers are failing that doesn’t mention the role of aggregation and curation in their troubles, it reminds me that something very fundamental is being missed, even by very sophisticated observers. Aggregation is one of the core concepts of content presentation and commercialization. Curation is a term that has always referred to the careful selection and pruning of aggregates, such as for a museum or an art exhibition. NOcontent makes its way from its creator to the public without aggregation. Publishers are aggregators, pulling together lists of books to present a (publisher-) branded offering to bookstores, libraries, and various review media. Bookstores are aggregators, and their curation is reflected in front tables and shop windows and store sections that create a (retailer-) branded offering that consumers can navigate. What are the takeaways from this? 1. 2. 3. 4.

10 Days In Iran I’m writing this on my last day in Iran, just a few hours before I jump aboard a boat to Dubai. But I can’t possibly leave without expressing my gratitude for all the amazing people I’ve met in this country these last ten days. As mentioned in a previous post , I landed myself in a sticky situation by not bringing much cash into a cash-only economy, and I also realized quite late that my visa was only good for a week. So what should have been a cushy and relatively relaxed visit to Iran suddenly became a ten-day stress-fest, as I hustled to extend that visa and figure out how to make ends meet with what little cash I could get my hands on. But now here I sit on my last day, friendly ATMs just a ferry ride away, feeling very lucky that everything unfolded how it did. Humans: My favorite animal People often criticize my terrible sight-seeing habits. I’m much more interested in meeting people, having conversations, sharing stories and experiences . Azadi Tower in Tehran An ode to the generous

Bases de datos. Master de Software Libre de la UOC | Manual IT online Bases de datos Rafael Camps Paré Luis Alberto Casillas Santillán Dolors Costal Costa Marc Gibert Ginestà Carme Martín Escofet Oscar Pérez Mora Se garantiza permiso para copiar, distribuir y modificar este documento según los términos de la GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 o cualquiera posterior publicada por la Free Software Foundation, sin secciones invariantes ni textos de cubierta delanterao trasera. Se dispone de una copia de la licencia en el apartado “GNU Free Documentation License” de este documento. Agradecimientos Los autores agradecen a la Fundación para la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya ( la financiación de la primera edición de esta obra, enmarcada en el Máster Internacional en Software Libre ofrecido por la citada institución. El autor Óscar Pérez Mora desea hacer constar el agradecimiento siguiente: “A José Pérez Arias, gracias por haber sido mi padre”, en memoria de su padre fallecido durante la realización de este material. Introducción Objetivos

Curación de contenidos Curación de contenidos: concepto, exigencias y oportunidades El acceso a la información ha superado, gracias a los avances tecnológicos, las limitaciones de antaño. Hoy estamos por el contrario expuestos a una intrincada red de datos que precisa de estrategias específicas para transformarlos en valor. Los datos no son nada si no hay alguien que les conceda sentido, si no hay un criterio detrás capaz de hacer las conexiones y conclusiones entre las distintas variables, si no existe en últimas, un marco de referencia que lo coordine. La ventaja de hacer curación es doble: además de seleccionar información, estimula la producción de nuevos contenidos que satisfacen también las exigencias de actualidad, pertinencia y calidad. A grandes rasgos podríamos definir las etapas de un proceso de curación así: Puntualizar la estrategiaEsto es, definir qué, por qué, y para qué necesitamos esa información. Siendo honestos, la curación de contenidos no constituye en sí misma una innovación. Me gusta:

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