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Curator responsibilities[edit] In smaller organizations, a curator may have sole responsibility for the acquisition and care of objects. The curator will make decisions regarding what objects to take, oversee their potential and documentations, conduct research based on the collection and history that provides proper packaging of art for transportation, and shares that research with the public and community through exhibitions and publications. In very small volunteer-based museums, such as local historical societies, a curator may be the only paid staff member. In larger institutions, the curator's primary function is as a subject specialist, with the expectation that he or she will conduct original research on objects and guide the organization in its collecting. In Scotland, the term "curator" is also used to mean the guardian of a child. More recently, advances in new technologies have led to a further widening of the role of curator. Education and training[edit] See also[edit]

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. What's happened is the web has gotten better at making data. While devices struggle to separate spam from friends, critical information from nonsense, and signal from noise, the amount of data coming at us is increasingly mind-boggling. In 2010 we frolicked, Googled, waded, and drowned in 1.2 zettabytes of digital bits and bytes. 1. How will curation evolve?

Versailles Beth Kanter's Blog La curation : tentative de définition - techtoc.tv, web-tv communautaire rich media – video Curation premier round : pour ce premier plateau, les experts invités tentent de dégager une première définition de la curation, ce terme très en vogue en ce début d'année. Tri, veille, documentation, marketing, édition ? La curation est un peu de tout ça à la fois et plus encore. [SONDAGE] Pour répondre à l'invitation à participer à ce tournage, veuillez sélectionner l'option appropriée ci-dessous. I confirm my response, and also send a word to the organizers: Below, I explain my motivation to the organizers: You have no friends that are available to join this webcast. You are a lecturer, journalist, blogger, speaker and you need the source video file? Fee: 1800€ Video file command Fee: 1980€ NB. Be careful, you're about to acquire the source file that permits generating this video techtoc.tv. This does not in any way correspond to an assignment of copyright or opening any proprietary and / or commercial exploitation of this file. Thank you for your understanding.

Howard Rheingold | Exploring mind amplifiers since 1964 Become a Content Curation King Sean Carton | August 29, 2011 | 18 Comments inShare79 Nine ways to make curation work for your brand. "Curation" is a buzzword (even if it isn't technically a word…unless you count the 14th century French definition meaning "to cure") that's smokin' up the interwebs these days. Launching into the blogosphere virtually from nowhere in 2009, it's now one of those terms that's essential to any digital marketer on the cutting edge (or for anyone who wants to sound like one). Curation has now come to mean the act of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a coherent way, organized around a specific topic(s). If you're a web veteran, you're probably wondering how this is any different than what people have been doing online for years. So what's the big deal about curation? Making curation work for your brand is a lot easier said than done. People matter.

Mary Meeker's speech today: Re-imagination of Content Distribution Mary Meeker remains one of the best content curators and summarizers on the current state of the Internet. Her latest presentation delivered today in Rancho Palos Verdes, California at the D10 can be seen in full here courtesy of Business Insider. The presentationshows that Web growth remains high and that mobile adoption is still at an early stage. We thought slide #20 was very interesting showing how terrible average revenue per user is for mobile users compared to desktop ones. If you don’t have time to go through the 125 slide deck a you can get a feel of her views on content distribution in the video below: Post by Dino Joannides The real-time curation wars (exclusive first look at Curated.by) Back in March I wrote a post about the seven needs of real-time curators. Over the next week or so no less than three companies are shipping services that will fulfill that dream with tools that comply with all seven needs. What are they? 1. First, I recorded an audio post about what is real time curation and what problem does it solve? Second, I recorded a video last week with Curated.by’s founder, Bastian Lehmann. Based on my first playing with these tools it is clear that Curated.by and Storify are in the lead. Also, most, if not all, of these are embed-able in blog posts, so they are designed for the modern web and they seem to understand how to distribute themselves back into Twitter and Facebook. Curated.by: Storify: KeepStream: Bag the Web:

A Few Good Pinterest Tools, Tips, and Resources Back in January, I wrote a post about Pinterest as a curation tool to organize and share visual content I’ve collected in a pleasing visual way. As the platform has evolved over the past few months, there are some other benefits including driving traffic and conversions and more recently how pinning helps encourage audiences to “like” the brand more. I’ve be facilitating a few introductory workshops and briefings about Pinterest for nonprofits with a goal of explaining it, what it does, benefits, and examples of how nonprofits and others are using it. I’ve been actively curating tools, research, and tips and have found some great ones that I’m sharing sharing below. Source Convince and Convert 1. If you’re just starting to think about adding Pinterest to your content strategy or if you jumped in before you had a strategy, you can do this type of questioning on the front end, perhaps coming up with a small experiment that supports an overall goal and a measurement strategy. 2. 3. 4.

Welcome The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW. The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world. So, over the past few months I’ve been talking to tons of entrepreneurs about the tools that curators actually need and I’ve identified seven things. First, who does curation? Bloggers, of course, but blogging is curation for Web 1.0. Look at this post here, I can link to Tweets, and point out good ones, right? But NONE of the real time tools/systems like Google Buzz, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, give curators the tools that they need to do their work efficiently. As you read these things they were ordered (curated) in this order for a reason. This is a guide for how we can build “info molecules” that have a lot more value than the atomic world we live in now. A curator is an information chemist. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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