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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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July 27, 2012 11:13 AM!

Create Collaborative Multimedia Collections with Springpad

Robin Good: Springpad is both a web and a mobile app that you can use to curate visual collections on any topic.

Unlike Pinterest and similar visual boards, Springpad allows you to add just about any type of content to a collection while it auto-enriches it everytime possible with additional contextual information.

For example if you include a book or a movie into a collection Springpad will gather and display relevant information next to it (author, description, reviews, where to buy it, etc.).

Springpad boards are called "notebooks" and they can be personalized in their look, and made private or public. You can also invite additional contributors and offer a customized providing different views of your collection.

Content can be added to a "notebook" via standard bookmarklet or by using an internal search feature which gathers all types of relevant content.

Works right in your browser and in your favorite smartphone or tablet (iOS and Android).

Free to use.


Download for iOS:

Download for Android:

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January 17, 2012 9:03 AM!

The Publicly Curated Multimedia Library of America Is Coming: extraMUROS

The Publicly Curated Multimedia Library of America Is Coming: extraMUROS | Content Curation World |

From the official page: "extraMUROS is an open-source HTML5 infrastructure built on public APIs that aims to fundamentally change the way people discover, curate and share digital collections of books, images, sounds, video and other media.

extraMUROS is a unique collaboration between the metaLAB (at) Harvard, Frances Loeb Library, the Harvard Library Lab and a network of journalists, designers and developers."

From the official video:

"extraMUROS is a groundbreaking project that aims to shape the Digital Library of America into a multimedia library without walls through an open-source HTML5 platform built on public APIs.

Extramuros strives to fundamentally transform how people:

a) Discover

b) Curate 

c) Share digital collections.

Extramuros is made up of four key features:

1) Shared Access

Interconnectedness between libraries, museums,  and national archives and repositories (Flickr, YouTube, Internet Archive, tec.) of all kinds.

2) Visual Discovery
Ability to explore content collections in completely new ways driven by innovative visualization approaches. 

3) Curation

A collaborative curation system open to anyone to bring together collections, exhibitions or galleries combining text, images, audio and video.

4) Multi-Channeling

Accessibility online and on iPads and other mobile devices."

Robin Good: This looks like a very promising project, which brings together and pioners some really innovative approaches in search and discovery of content. 

As can be seen in the video, a Chrome extension has already been developed, helping active curator to easily collect content in a variety of formats and from very different kind of sources, into browsable collections.

Inspiring. 8/10

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(Transcription by Robin Good)

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May 24, 2012 4:37 PM!

New Interactive Storytelling And Publishing Platform For Content Creators And Curators: Qwiki

New Interactive Storytelling And Publishing Platform For Content Creators And Curators: Qwiki | Content Curation World |

Excerpted from the original article on GigaOM: "Qwiki, the start-up known for creating automated multimedia presentations, is launching a new media format that allows publishers, bloggers, web personalities and others to create 60-second video stories that are embedded with other videos, images, maps and links.


It’s like an interactive video slideshow that lets users click on other content throughout a narrated story, so they can choose how deep they want to experience the content.


The service goes into private testing today with some early users and is expected to open to the public in a couple of weeks.


Users can put together a Qwiki by arranging images, videos and maps and other content into six frames.


Each frame can be further edited with a caption and embedded with more images, Tweets, maps and links taken from sources such as YouTube, Flickr, Google Maps and other sources including their personal content.


When the media content is laid down, a user records a 60-second narration for the story with the option of appearing in a small window throughout the Qwiki. The creator decides when to advance each frame.


Imbruce, Founder and CEO, said: "...there are many more features to be added that could make Qwiki even more attractive to its creators and users.


Right now, creators can only tell a 60-second story. But with the ability to add more content, it could really be the starting point for a bigger story. I think over time, Qwiki might be better served by allowing people the option to make videos a little longer.


New online tools, such as Pinterest, are already showing us that self-expression and curation are now very popular. I think it’s logical that a simple tool for mixing video, images and online content could also attract an audience..."


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Via Giuseppe Mauriello
Glen Gatin's comment, May 25, 2012 4:58 PM
Signed up for it but they are playing the Pinterest game, dangling, appetite whetting. Might put me off the whole thing as it did with Pinterest.