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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Curate Your Own Wiki-Guide with the Wikipedia Book Create Tool

Help:Books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are almost no limits when creating books from Wikipedia content. A good book focuses on a certain topic and covers it as well as possible. A meaningful title helps other users to have the correct expectation regarding the content of a book.

Robin Good's insight:



Few people know that it is actually possible to curate Wikipedia content into custom print books or PDF / OpenDocument ebooks that contain exactly the content you want in the order you specify.


Once you are logged into Wikipedia you simply activate the Book Creator Tool and then, from that moment on, everytime you visit a Wikipedia page you can click and add it to your curated Wiki-Book.


There is also a dedicated wiki page where you can manage the pages you have collected and you can reorganized and sort them any way you want, eliminating the pages you don't need.


Unfortunately there is no integrated way to edit and further customize the content of those pages for your own use.


PDF versions are freely downloadable by anyone, print book versions are paid.


N.B.: The price for print books depends on the number of pages, starting with US$ 7.90 for books up to 100 pages. 10% of the gross sales price goes to the Wikimedia Foundation. Books are perfect bound, printed in the dimensions 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch (216 mm x 140 mm) and contain a table of contents, your chapters and articles, licensing information next to an index.

 

More info about printed versions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books/Frequently_Asked_Questions 


Free to use.


Learn everything about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books 


Video tutorial: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Enwp_screencast4.theora.ogv 






'Timothy Leyfer's curator insight, January 24, 2014 12:08 PM

For those of us marketing High value products online this great little tool can help us gather and organize the necessary information we need to help others learn about a specific subject - Chk out what Robin says abou this tool:

 

"Few people know that it is actually possible to curate Wikipedia content into custom print books or PDF / OpenDocument ebooks that contain exactly the content you want in the order you specify."

(Robin Good)

 

For thosse of us marketing online this tolol is worth checking out

Tim

Anake Goodall's curator insight, January 24, 2014 5:52 PM

I just love this democratisation of everything; here's self publishing delivered to a keyboard near you courtesy of Wikipedia ...

aufaitLibrarian's curator insight, January 27, 2014 10:04 PM

It's worth keeping in mind that some 'publishers' try to sell books based entirely on Wikipedia content. 

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From Creating To Sense-Making: That's What Curation Is All About

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Elizabeth Weaver Engel and Jeff De Cagna are the authors of a small but very useful guide to Content Curation originally written for membership groups, and first published in November 2012.


The guide offers a good introduction to why content curation is so important, how it can help any organization and what are the key things to know about it for anyone who knows little or nothing about it.


From the original PDF guide, entitled "Attention Doesn't Scale: The Role of Content Curation in Membership Associations":


"Content curation provides a potential path to a new type of thought leadership, one that is more suited to a world where information is no longer the scarce resource. Focus is. Meaning is. Wisdom is.


But that type of support will require a signicant shift in our business models.


For decades, associations have been in the business of generating information.


Our challenge now is to transform ourselves into being in the business of sense-making, helping members distinguish what new information is most relevant and integrate that information into their mental categories, and meaning-making, helping them understand the implications of that  new information for their worldviews."


Lots of good tips, references and relevant resources listed. Provides good foundational reference for any serious business reader.


Good intro to content curation. Resourceful. Informative. 8/10


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Attention Doesn't Scale (PDF) - http://www.getmespark.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/AttentionDoesntScale-Whitepaper-Nov2012.pdf

(9 pages)


YouTube video: http://youtu.be/IWbFI_ny9fY
(The Role of Content Curation in Associations:
Interview With Elizabeth Engel
) by Brian Kelly of AssociationMaves.com

(23':41")



Stephen Dale's curator insight, June 26, 2013 7:26 AM

With almost anyone now able to generate and publish content, finding relevance (signal to noise) is precoccupying knowledge workers everywhere. Sense-making, new media literacy and the ability to understand concepts across a wide range of disciplines are ctitical skills for the content curator in cutting through the noise to find that all important signal. Effective content curation will help us to focus and make sense of our complex and ambiguous world, to understand context and ultimately to make better decisons. 

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 5, 2013 5:24 PM

Good stuff on the last page about essential job skills and curation skills.  

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The Pinterest Publishing Guide for Authors and Media Sites [PDF]

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An excellent reference guide for anyone looking to learn how to extract the best from Pinterest while having lots of relevant examples at hand.


Lots of usefu tips and references.


Useful. Resourceful. 8/10



Full guide: http://www.scribd.com/doc/170630453/Tips-for-writers-and-media-organizations-on-Pinterest 






jmwakasege's comment, October 1, 2013 1:20 AM
how come you always get good stuff, I real appreciate the value you bring. And for this one, it's a life saver.
Dan Aldridge's curator insight, October 1, 2013 9:58 AM

Excellent tips for journalists and writers of all stripes on how to use Pinterest.

Andy Birkitt's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:22 AM

Another great resource