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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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How Content Curation Can Be Inspired by the Ideas of a Museum Curator: Kieran Long

How Content Curation Can Be Inspired by the Ideas of a Museum Curator: Kieran Long | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
V&A curator Kieran Long argues against obsession with authorship and celebrity in design, and sets out his theories for contemporary museum curation.
Robin Good's insight:


When I read the excellent opinion piece on DeZeen by Kieran Long and his 95 theses for contemporary museum curation, I could not restrain myself from desiring to see, how inspiring and useful some of his theses would be if applied to the world of content curation.


What happened if I took some of Kieran Long's most inspiring theses and replaced the word "museum" with the word "content curator"?


The results were more than surprising. Here my set of favorites:



» Nothing should be out of bounds for a content curator. Everything is potentially relevant.


» Content curators have a special role in presenting topics neglected by other institutions and the media.


» Content curators should be topical, responding quickly to world events when they touch our areas of expertise.


» Content curators have as much in common with investigative journalists as they do with university academics.


» Like journalists, content curators have political views, and should not pretend to abandon them when they show up to work.


» Also like journalists, content curators have a responsibility to contextualise their opinions.


» When a content curator checks out and reviews something new, it is revealing as much about himself as it is about the object.


» Content curators should take intellectual risks.



But there is a lot more to be inspired from, by reading through this excellent list of 95 guiding principles for how museums and curators should approach their mandates.



Very inspiring. 9/10


Full article: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/09/12/opinion-kieran-long-on-contemporary-museum-curation/ 






Robin Good's comment, September 13, 2013 3:49 PM
Thank you Gilbert and Raj for stopping by to say thanks. I think there is a lot of good stuff in those 95 items indeed.
Witmer Group's comment, September 15, 2013 11:51 AM
Great share, thank you!
David Baker's curator insight, September 16, 2013 1:54 AM

This idea of curating is of interest to me as I contemplate how to help teachers create digital learning spaces and digital teaching ideas.  

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How To Curate Digital Collections and Aggregations | DH Curation Guide

How To Curate Digital Collections and Aggregations | DH Curation Guide | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: A valuable resource for anyone interested in the creation, organization and preservation of digital collections for the humanities, is this curated selection of resources and citations made available by the DH Curation Guide.


"The DH Curation Guide is a compilation of articles that address aspects of data curation in the digital humanities.


The goal of the DH Curation Guide is to direct readers to trusted resources with enough context from expert editors and the other members of the research community to indicate to how these resources might help them with their own data curation challenges."


DH Curation Guide: http://guide.dhcuration.org/index.html



Of particular interest in this collection:


The concept of collection from the user’s perspective

by H. L. Lee.


A framework for contextual information in digital collections

by Lee, C. A.


Thematic Research Collections

by Palmer, C. L.


A framework of guidance for building good digital collections

by NISO Framework Advisory Group



Full guide: http://guide.dhcuration.org/collections/

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