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Content Curation World
What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Curation: A View from the Future - Ross Dawson

Robin Good: I have recently caught futurist Ross Dawson in transit through Rome, and thanks to his generous kindness, I have been able to ask him a few questions on curation and to record them in video.

What is curation? Does it really help or is it adding more noise to the soundwave of information already coming at us?

Where do you draw the line between social sharing, personal expression and true curation?

How do you recognize curation from personal sharing ?

These essentially my questions, and here in video, his spontaneous, unreharsed answers to them.

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Curation, Just Like PKM, Is About Adding Value To Help Sense-Making | Harold Jarche

Curation, Just Like PKM, Is About Adding Value To Help Sense-Making | Harold Jarche | Content Curation World |

"...I want to point out that people with better PKM skills, an ability to create higher value information, and a willingness to share it, will become more valued members (nodes) in their professional networks." (Harold Jarche)

Robin Good: In this short article analyzing the PKM (personal knowledge management) process it is interesting to note the strong affinity it has with curation.

"The critical part of PKM is in personalizing information and experience, or to use a business term, adding value.

Ross Dawson shows five ways to add value to information (my examples/descriptions follow):

1) Filtering (separating signal from noise, based on some criteria)

2) Validation (ensuring that information is reliable, current or supported by research)

3) Synthesis (describing patterns, trends or flows in large amounts of information)

4) Presentation (making information understandable through visualization or logical presentation)

5) Customization (describing information in context)."

More info and examples presented in the article do not seem to include yet the appearance of a trusted news curator as a means to develop such PKM, which although is defined as "an individually created process", it could rely in the near future not just on tools, but also on the filtering and curation work of other humans.

Or not?

Thoughtful. 8/10. 

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CBT Feeds's curator insight, April 2, 2014 7:20 AM

Very interesting.

Joe Matthews's curator insight, September 29, 2014 2:35 PM

Not only is this an interesting insight to better understand how people can add value but this is also applicable for libraries and museums