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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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A Visual Project Trying To Define What Curation Is: Postcards from Cambridge University Museums

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Here is a nice, albeit still small, collection of visitor originated postcards defining what curation is, collected as part of the part of Curating Cambridge: our city, our stories, our stuff.


The information on the project page states: " Is a curator a source of specialist expertise, a custodian, a content manager, a cultural programmer, a digital archivist, an editor?  All these, or none of them? 


What does the curator of a fossil collection have in common with a contemporary art curator, or the curator of a music festival?   Where does community curation, co-curation, digital curation and crowd curation fit? "


The collection showcases phrases and words from visitors, professionals and academics trying to describe in their words what curation is to them.


The projects aims to elicit "contributions from across the University of Cambridge Museums, from researchers across the arts and sciences, and from cultural partners and other writers and thinkers from within and outside the museums and cultural sector", to build a body of work which will capture and explore the spectrum of thinking on this subject.



Inspiring. In need of more contributions. 6/10


For more info see: http://www.cam.ac.uk/museums-and-collections/collaborative-projects/art-science-of-curation





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Veille digitale's curator insight, June 8, 2014 2:37 AM

Un excellent projet autour de la curation !

theo kuechel's comment, June 10, 2014 8:57 AM
Curating is..... An excellent idea, however using an All Rights Reserved Licence reduces its value to debate substantially and defeats many of the aims stated above.
Robin Good's comment, June 10, 2014 9:37 AM
Theo, thanks for sharing your wise comment. I can't but agree with you on this.
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What Is Curation and Why It's So Relevant? [Video]

Robin Good: A great video animation introducing some of the key ideas, dreams and concepts behind content curation.

 

From the video: "One of the most beautiful things about the Internet is this sort of radical discovery, where you start in a place that you are familiar with, that you trust, and then you drill down and down and chase the white rabbit and then you end up in some wonderland you didn't know existed.


The clip includes thoughts from some unique curators, picked and selected by Percolate, the company sponsoring this video. 


Inspiring. Insightful. 8/10


Find out more / watch original video: http://vimeo.com/38524181   

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What Content Curation Is and How To Do It Right: Margot Bloomenstein [Video]

Robin Good: Good video with Margot Bloomenstein, brand and content strategist, being interviewed and explaining, in very simple terms what "is" and what "it is not".


This is a good introduction to what content curation is, and how it is done as it would be explained to someone who knows nothing or very little about it.


Good material to show to top management, executives and to those who may be a bit skeptical about the benefits of doing it as well as for those who are just starting to explore this activity.


"It’s not about hoarding content indiscriminately, says Bloomstein. You have to have goals in mind from the outset.


Not every bit of content you come across will be relevant to your audience, either.


The content curation process is intended to determine what is and isn’t important, in addition to what your readers want to see. Then, it’s your job to get that content in front of them."


To the point. Recommended. 8/10


Video 1':19": http://youtu.be/46tTz1IpzOw


Learn more at: http://labs.openviewpartners.com/videos/breaking-down-the-steps-to-content-curation/



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