What Is a Curator in Chief?
Neil Sanderson is the Chief Curator at Eqentia--a software platform service that enables professional users and organizations to easily aggregate, curate and republish the news that's important to them. Eqentia's sites are both public and private--with some of the more public ones including Visability Marketing (visabilitymarketing.com) and Slices of Boulder (slicesofboulder.com) which is a local news website for Boulder, Colorado. More than 50 of the portals can be found at portal.eqentia.com/channels. I asked Neil what a 'Chief Curator' does. And while technology is critical for his job--the key component of curation is human--as Sanderson explains: "I provide human curation of our customers' portals during the final stages of development when we are optimizing the system and training our customers to take on the curation role themselves. So, what kind of background does it take to be a Curator in the new world? Today--Sanderson says the man / machine mix is critical.