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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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The Key Value of Content Curation: Enhancing Who We Are

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"When we curate content online, it enhances who we are, both in the sense of... - we learn things, and we help to define ourselves by understanding our own interests - and in a more external way, by allowing other people to better understand who we are.


It becomes part of our ethos, part of our personal brand."


Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University offers an interesting insight into why curation is such a valuable activity for humankind by pointing out that our efforts to gather, collect and order the information chaos surrounding us, is a critical activity to understand ourselves, to learn more about anything, to make sense of the world we live in.


Even at the lowest, most amateurish level of social sharing or bookmarking, our best efforts to collect and order information, even when they are imperfect, incomplete or even inaccurate, do have great value.


The value is in the opportunity we create for others to discover, to get a better hint or a better understanding, of what we have collected and sorted. And even when collecting is a personal act of self-expression or a reflection of a pet interest, still, there is value, as "people are a very important way by which we can order our understanding of the world".


Content curation enhances who we are because it helps us Understand and Navigate the world we live in through someone else eyes and experience.



Inspiring. Truthful. Great perspective from which to look and appreciate the full value of curation.


Highly recommended. 10/10


Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKu3HBEgtZ4&feature=youtu.be


Original full video lecture by Dr. Gideon Burton: https://youtu.be/JUvdnhanDjU



Dr. Gideon Burton:

http://english.byu.edu/faculty/gideon-burton

http://burton.byu.edu/

https://twitter.com/wakingtiger

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gideonburton


The Forest of Rethoric an example of valuable content curation created by Dr. Gideon Burton
http://rhetoric.byu.edu/






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Judi Singleton's curator insight, October 21, 2016 3:18 AM
I do content curation for what I learn reading the articles and doing the research. 
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Content Curation Introduction for Digital Archivists and Information Librarians

Content Curation Introduction for Digital Archivists and Information Librarians | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Crystal Renfro, a subject and Faculty Engagement Librarian at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, introduces the relevance of content curation to academic librarians beyond the notions generally prescribed by Digital and Data Curation specialists. 

She highlights content curation importance and reason d'etre by explaining the goal it is trying to achieve (helping us finding what is truly relevant) and providing references both to Beth Kanter and to my own work, to help academics better appreciate the benefits of embracing content curation.


A good introduction to a new way of looking at curation for digital archive specialists and academic information librarians. 


Rightful. Informative. Good introduction. 7/10


Full article: http://www.academicpkm.org/2014/03/03/content-curation-beyond-institutional-repository-library-archives/ 


Reading time: 4'




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Crystal Renfro's curator insight, March 4, 2014 7:08 AM

I really appreciate Robin Good's comments on my article from Academicpkm.org.  He says:

 

"Robin Good's insight:

 

Crystal Renfro, a subject and Faculty Engagement Librarian at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, introduces the relevance of content curation to academic librarians beyond the notions generally prescribed by Digital and Data Curation specialists. 

She highlights content curation importance and reason d'etre by explaining the goal it is trying to achieve (helping us finding what is truly relevant) and providing references both to Beth Kanter and to my own work, to help academics better appreciate the benefits of embracing content curation.

 

A good introduction to a new way of looking at curation for digital archive specialists and academic information librarians. 

 

Rightful. Informative. Good introduction. 7/10"

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Digital Curator: The Competencies Required - A Study

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Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements
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In this white paper authored by Jeonghyun Kim, Edward Warga, William Moen and entitled "Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements", the authors review a total of 173 job advertisements posted between October 2011 and April 2012 were collected from various sources to take into account varying types of professionals in the field of digital curation across North America.


"Position title, institution types and location, educational background, experience, knowledge and skills, and duties were examined and analyzed. The results of the analysis show that digital curation jobs are characterized by a complex interplay of various skills and knowledge."


The authors also identified their first version of a set of iCAMP competencies, defined as: knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes to carry out a wide range of professional functions in support of digital curation responsibilities.


These skills and competencies for digital curators include seven areas:


1) Communication and interpersonal competency: This competency is required for clear and effective communication with a variety of audiences, including users, creators, managers, researchers and collaborators.


2) Curating and preserving content competency: This competency is required to understand and carry out a range of activities as defined in the digital curation lifecycle model, including the creation, acquisition, management, representation, access, organization, transformation and preservation of digital content.


3) Curation technologies competency: This competency is required to identify, use, and develop tools and applications to support digital curation activities. The context of this competency is the information technology infrastructure, including the tools and applications deployed to support digital curation.


4) Environmental scanning competency: This competency is required to identify and use resources to stay current and on the leading edge regarding trends, technologies and practices that affect professional work and capabilities within the field of digital curation.


5) Management, planning and evaluation competency: This competency is required for planning, coordinating, implementing, and assessing programs, projects and services related to digital curation.


6) Services competency: This competency is required to identify, understand and build services to respond to a community’s and/or institution’s digital curation needs.


7) Systems, models and modeling competency: This competency is required for high-level, abstract thinking about and critical analysis of complex systems, workflows and conceptual models related to digital curation.



Very useful. 8/10


Full PDF: http://ijdc.net/index.php/ijdc/article/view/8.1.66/317


The International Journal of Digital Curation. ISSN: 1746-8256


(Thanks to the University of North Texas and to UKOLN at the University of Bath for their contribution.)



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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's comment, July 6, 2013 1:53 PM
Ahora sucede que también ya van a estandarizar la práctica de comentar y reflexionar sobre páginas web, no cabe duda que estamos en una sociedad cada vez más compleja y racionalmente tecnificada.
Kathy E Gill's curator insight, July 11, 2013 4:46 AM

In addition to classroom, we have to think about after the classroom. That is, employment.

Francois Adoue for Guimel 's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:15 AM

Which competences are required for a content curator ? Curation is one of the most growing tasks for Internet jobs ! The International Observatory for Internet Jobs www.e-jobs-observatory.eu will publish in few days the role profile for e-Tourism Internet Curator. this profile (and 4 other e-Tourism jobs roles will be evaluated before publication. If you want to give your feed back on these jobs, please contact me ! 

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Digital Curation: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

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Robin Good: Excellent guide to digital curation resources by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.. It includes alphabetically organized lists of digital-curation related resources from academic programs to file formats, guidelines, organizations, blogs, and a very rich list of digital curation software tools.  


From the site: "This resource guide presents selected English-language websites and documents that are useful in understanding and conducting digital curation. It is also available as an EPUB file (see How to Read EPUB Files)."


Excellent. 9/10


Full guide: http://digital-scholarship.org/dcrg/dcrg.htm


(Image credit: GroupPartners)

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slararos's comment, October 25, 2012 3:45 AM
Thanks!
Duan van der Westhuizen's curator insight, February 20, 2013 6:13 AM

Learn all about curation here

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Digital Curation Among Key Future Jobs: TheFutureShow with Gerd Leonhard

This is episode #3 of The Future Show (TFS) with Gerd Leonhard, season 1. Topics: In the future, most repetitive or machine-like tasks and jobs will be large...
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Media and technology futurist Gerd Leonhard outlines his vision of the future of work given the many profound changes shaping the planet during the coming decades.


Key highlights: 


  1. We will be able to offload tedious, repetitive work to computers and robots who will replace rapidly many of our present jobs

  2. At the same time entirely new jobs will be created -
    for example:
    Digital Curation 
    Social Engineering
    Artificial Intelligence Designers 

  3. We are moving to right-brain work-jobs - that is: storytelling, emotions, creativity and imagination, negotiation 

  4. Education prepares us by having us learn things that we may need later. But in most cases we don't need those things but we rather need to know how to learn new things.

  5. More craftmanship-type of jobs like cooks, makers, hackers, coders, will fluorish as computers-machines cannot replicate such skills (yet)



Original video: http://youtu.be/X-PnJblNJng 


Full episode page: 

http://thefutureshow.tv/episode-3/ 




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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, May 27, 2014 1:40 AM

Very interesting video, but regarding point 3. that "We are moving to right-brain work-jobs" I must note there are no "right-brain" jobs. This left-right brain distinction is oversimplified neuromyth.

 

“The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction does not offer us the full picture of how creativity is implemented in the brain.* Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.” (http://t.co/3l5nM7IsEi)

Stephen Dale's curator insight, May 28, 2014 5:46 AM

The future of work. 

Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, June 9, 2014 10:53 PM
Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Media and technology futurist Gerd Leonhardoutlines his vision of the future of work given the many profound changes shaping the planet during the coming decades.

 

Key highlights: 

 

We will be able to offload tedious, repetitive work to computers and robots who will replace rapidly many of our present jobs

At the same time entirely new jobs will be created - for example:
Digital Curation 
Social Engineering
Artificial Intelligence Designers 

We are moving to right-brain work-jobs - that is: storytelling, emotions, creativity and imagination, negotiation 

Education prepares us by having us learn things that we may need later. But in most cases we don't need those things but we rather need to know how to learn new things.

More craftmanship-type of jobs like cooks, makers, hackers, coders, will fluorish as computers-machines cannot replicate such skills (yet)

 

 

Original video: http://youtu.be/X-PnJblNJng ;

 

Full episode page: http://thefutureshow.tv/episode-3/ ;

 
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Big Data: Large Dataset Curation & Sharing with AcademicTorrents

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AcademicTorrents is a new web service which allows any organization owning large datasets (no size limits) to easily distribute them without needing a dedicated infrastructure.


The brainchild of Joseph Cohen and Henry Lo, two PhD students working at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Academic Torrents facilitates the job of researchers, journalists and information analysts in finding, accessing, curating and downloading large-size datasets.


Technically-speaking AcademicTorrents is a bittorrent-type redundant high-speed network and a full distributed system for sharing enormous datasets. As a P2P system it doesn't require intermediate servers, is also fully scalable, secure, fault-tolerant and can act as a reliable repository for data allowing fast downloads.


Users can also search the full index, and can create curated datasets collections containing any kind of files and which can be downloaded as a full bundle.


This type of system could prove to be an excellent resource for libraries storing digital papers as they would store books, and for simplifying the distribution requirements of any organization needing to publish, curate and share large datasets.


"A robust distributed replication design allows libraries to utilize this system as their backbone. Providing fault tolerant hosting of curated data for a university, research lab, or home library.

...Also, this system can be used as the foundation of a new open-access publishing system where libraries manage data instead of licenses for external data sources.
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Find out more: http://academictorrents.com/ 


More info: http://academictorrents.com/about.php 


Browse Datasets: http://academictorrents.com/browse.php?cat=6 


Browse Papers: http://academictorrents.com/browse.php?cat=5 


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Ivan Landuyt's curator insight, February 4, 2014 4:02 AM

Zeker verder te onderzoeken in de context van het aspect "bibliotheek" als het aspect "data resources".

Susie Macfarlane's curator insight, February 4, 2014 6:31 PM

"AcademicTorrents is a new web service which allows any organization owning large datasets (no size limits) to easily distribute them without needing a dedicated infrastructure."

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What Is the Importance of Digital Curation from an Academic Viewpoint

What is digital curation and why is it important to you? Leading experts in the curation and preservation of digital objects (such as databases, photos, vide...
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Here is a 5-minute video recorded at the DigCurV Final Conference which took place on the 6th and 7th of May 2013 in Florence, Italy, in which several academic and research professionals in the fields of curation and preservation of digital objects (such as databases, photos, videos, websites, etc) share their views on  what exactly is digital curation, and why it matters.


DigCurV is a project funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme to develop a curriculum framework for training in Digital Curation. 


To learn more, visit http://digcur-education.org


Original video: http://youtu.be/6cuOdgvYRGM





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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 2013 9:58 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 

Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, May 26, 2013 1:06 AM

Digital Curation - Making the information accessible to different types of developers to continue the sharing of past knowledge with future generations. 

Pippa Yeoman's curator insight, June 6, 2013 7:04 PM

Digital curation - the preservation and repurposing of content. Using digital hubs to collect, collate and make a contribution to conversations in your area of academic interest.

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Data Curation as Digital Preservation of Documents and Electronic Artifacts: Key Reference Resources

Data Curation as Digital Preservation of Documents and Electronic Artifacts: Key Reference Resources | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Data (or Digital) Curation, is an academic/scientific discipline dedicated to preserve, organize and collect digital documents and other electronic artifacts for archival, re-use and repurposing objectives.


Check: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_curation and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_curation


The importance of Data Curation can be easily underestimated as it may appear, to the casual viewer, as an arid, tedious document archival job.


In reality, Digital Curation efforts are of great value to the preservation of important cultural documents and data for future researchers who will want to access, in some organized way, the data-information-artifacts of our time. In addition, the data curation practices and guidelines developed by academic and research institutions can also be of value and inspiration to other types of curation work, that may adopt, emulate or innovate upon them.

If you are interested in learning more about Data/Digital Curation and in identifying the key organizations in this space, here is a good shortlist for you, thanks to the kind work of Kevin "the Librarian" Read:




Useful. 7/10


Source: http://kevinthelibrarian.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/an-introduction-to-the-data-curation-lifecycle-model-where-do-librarians-fit-in/




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