Curation School Library Monthly/Volume XXIX, Number 1/September-October 2012 Curation by Joyce Kasman Valenza Joyce Kasman Valenza, Ph.D., is a teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School in Erdenheim, PA. Email: email@example.com The Internet firehose analogy rings even truer today, twenty years after Internet access saw its beginning. Human Filters Help Digital curators can prevent oversaturation by filtering and diverting the onslaught and by directing what is worth sharing into more gentle and continuous streams. Blogger, author, and NYU professor Clay Shirky, in Steve Rosebaum’s Mashable post, "Why Content Curation Is Here to Stay" on May 10, 2010, describes the problem with traditional search and identifies the issue of filter failure: Curation comes up when search stops working. Human filters make a difference. Curators make sense of the vast amounts of content that are continually produced. Perhaps Albert Barnes was the ultimate curator for the pre-digital world. Conclusion
9 Excellent Under 3 Minutes TED Talks for Teachers February, 2014 We all love TED talks but because of our time constraints it sometimes become hard to afford 20 minutes of your time to sit and watch one and this is where short TED talks like the ones featured below come in handy. This is basically a playlist that the folks in TED have recently compiled featuring some wonderful under 3 minutes talks. I think these could be good thinking prompts and discussion starters to use with your students in class. Enjoy 1- Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days 2- Richard St. 3- Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes 4- Rives: A story of mixed emoticons
9 Tips for Creating Content that Gets Shared You already know that content is important. Smart marketers are using quality content to build brand awareness and drive traffic to their sites. Many content creators dream of their content going viral. Here are 9 tips for creating content that gets shared. #1. Before you begin writing, take a moment to identify your target audience. Who: Are you targeting stay-at-home moms, college students, retired couples, teenage girls, marketing professionals, engineers, musicians, or scientists? What: What does your target audience need? When: When is your target audience online? Where: Where do they live, work, and play? Why: Why is your audience online? How: How does your target audience experience the internet? #2. First impressions are essential. Include a promise in your title: Everything You Need to Know about Star WarsNumbers let your reader know what to expect: 7 Reasons 80’s Kids Love Star WarsAsk questions to stimulate curiosity: Which Star Wars Character is Your Soul Mate? #3. #4. #5. #6.
Content Curation or Content Creation – Which Is Best For Your Business - CURATE CONTENT By Stephanie Frasco – Content Marketing – 0 Comments Content Curation vs Creation – Which is best for your business Content is what makes the social media and marketing world go round. Don’t be fooled either, content has always been the master of marketing. But today, in a world where we share more than ever and access information faster than ever you need a good content strategy to stick out socially. It comes down to two things – Content Curation & Content Creation. Why You Need A Content Strategy There are tons of reasons that you need a good content strategy. So what is a good content strategy? If you read our blog, you’ll know that I’m 100% about creating your own content on your site. Content creation gives you a ton of authority. Content curation on the other spectrum is the act of sharing other’s [...] View Full Article… Content Curation or Content Creation – Which Is Best For Your Business Tagged with: info • information • media Filed under: Content Curation News
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. Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation. People and organizations are now making and sharing media and content all over the social web. Content Curation Provides Value from the Inside Out What does that mean for nonprofits and the people who work for them? For some staff members, content curation can be professional of learning. The Three S’s of Content Curation: Seek, Sense, Share Content curation is a three-part process: Seek, Sense, and Share. Getting Started
Standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians :: ASLA The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) are pleased to endorse and promote this statement of standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians. This statement describes the professional knowledge, skills and commitment demonstrated by teacher librarians working at a level of excellence. It represents the goals to which all Australian teacher librarians should aspire, and provides inspiration for quality teaching and ongoing professional practice. Background The document, Standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians, is built upon the professional librarians values and standards of the two professions to which teacher librarians owe their allegiance. Why a standards document? What is a teacher librarian? Who will use the standards? These standards describe experienced practitioners who hold the dual qualifications that defi ne the unique qualities of the specialist teacher librarian. Footnotes
7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators Every time I visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, I see something I’ve never seen before. In fact, t’s considered the most influential museum of modern art in the world. With that in mind, meet Klaus Biesenbach. Klaus holds the title “Chief Curator at Large” at MoMA. If you’ve visited the MoMA and walked away impressed (like I have), Klaus has a lot to do with that. As content curators, we should all aspire to be like Klaus. Let’s consider seven habits of content creation that would make Klaus Biesenbach proud. 1. What are your goals around content curation? OK, thanks for coming back. Now that you have goals (e.g. drive awareness, generate thought leadership, generate leads), determine the target audience that relates to those goals. 2. Empathy is defined as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” 3. Quality is the number one downfall of ineffective content curators. Every scoop (and tweet) counts. 4. 5. 6. Sharing fresh milk is good. 7.
Quattro idee per superare saturazione contenuti nella tua nicchia Here is the sneaky little secret of content marketing nobody likes to talk about. Often, to create an effective strategy, you don’t have to produce the best content. You just need to be first in your niches and overwhelming. Now let me address the “content purists” right away. But if you dominate an un-saturated niche with loads of relevant content, chances are you will be dominating the search engine rankings too. It is difficult to un-seat somebody in the search engines if they have saturated a niche, even if you are doing great work. Winning in the face of content saturation I recently faced this situation with a new client. This was one of the most difficult marketing challenges I have ever faced, which is why it was so much fun! Here are four tactics I used to break open a new content niche and give this company some room to maneuver. 1. So the idea became to dominate the under-served channels with amazing new content. 2. The style of the competitor’s content was formulaic. 3. 4.
Content curation: ricerca, selezione, apprendimento La content curation, secondo Robin Good, esperto in materia, è “l’arte di selezionare il meglio”. Una vera e propria metodologia di ricerca, raccolta, organizzazione e cura delle informazioni, utile a condividere risorse su specifici argomenti. Attività che mi appassiona molto e che, a pensarci bene, ho sempre svolto senza esserne pienamente consapevole… photo credits: Patrick Goethe via unsplash.com Sto parlando, in particolare, dell’abitudine di ritagliare, suddividere e archiviare pagine di giornali, trafiletti, immagini e chi più ne ha più ne metta. Produrre contenuti, infatti, è solo una parte del mio lavoro: prima di scrivere un articolo è necessario uno studio approfondito dell’argomento da trattare. Content curation: aggiornarsi e aggiornare Personalizzare i contenuti Cercare le fonti, selezionare le più valide, suddividerle per tema: un lavoro certosino, che acquista valore se arricchito da ulteriori informazioni e commenti. Content curation: canali e strumenti
Australian Privacy Principles and National Privacy Principles – Comparison Guide Summary and analysis of key differences for organisations April 2013 PDF version1.12 MB Contents Introduction to the Guide The 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) replace the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) for organisations from 12 March 2014. Part 1 of this Guide summarises the key differences between the two sets of principles, including the new obligations that apply to organisations. The APPs are a single set of principles that apply to both agencies and organisations, which are together defined as APP entities. This Guide is designed to be read with reference to the text of the NPPs and the APPs and does not purport to reproduce these principles in their entirety. Back to Contents Part 1 – Summary of changes ‘Permitted general situations’ and ‘permitted health situations’ The amendments to the Privacy Act introduce the concept of a ‘permitted general situation’ and a ‘permitted health situation’. APP 1 – open and transparent management of personal information Collection
Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One Nonetheless we are just at the beginning of a new era, in which content curation will be as important as search, there is already an apparent abundance of content curation tools of all kinds. Photo credit: Hand filling out checklist on clipboard with a pen by Shutterstock To the superficial eye, many such curation tools also appear to be very similar to one another, especially if evaluated exclusively from the type of news streams or visual collections that can be produced with them. On the other hand it is not realistic for someone to go out and test each and every one of the available solutions. For these reasons, it is quite difficult and time consuming to select and identify the most appropriate content curation tool for a specific need and as a consequence most rely on the tools they have tried and that satisfy their basic needs but remain quite ignorant about what options they are leaving on the table only because they have not yet tried them. 1) Import and Export functions Conclusions
Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Templates: The Ultimate List If you’re responsible for content within an organization, you need to plan out content for the upcoming weeks, months and year. This helps build alignment between teams and also keep writers accountable for their work. Based on Curata research, 90% of marketers are now using an editorial calendar. For high quality content marketing software with top-of-class calendar functionality, workflow and analytics, the Curata CMP content marketing platform is one of several options available on the market. There are also several excellent free templates available – included below. The following table lists the creator of the template, the format (Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, WordPress plugin or PDF) and the accessibility (gated or un-gated). A more detailed description of each template and a peek at what each one looks like follows. Do you use a template that we haven’t listed here? Excel Spreadsheets Curata – Download here Accessibility: Gated Hubspot – Download here Accessibility: Gated Web.