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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Content Curation for Journalism: Six Characterizing Traits by Mindy McAdams

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The Latin root of the noun curator means "to care." We know the word primarily in connection with museum collections, which may make some folks think of dusty old boring things, or preserving histo...
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If you are into understanding the real value of content curation and what are the characterizing traist that make it so valuable and unique for the future of journalism and of our collective ability to stay informed, here is an evergreen "classic" on what curation specifically entails, synthesized and outlined by the Mindy McAdams.


When it comes to content curation, her list includes seven specific characterizing traits:


  1. Selection of the best representatives
  2. Culling
  3. Provide context
  4. Arrangement of individual objects
  5. Organization of the whole
  6. Expertise
  7. Updating


Her content curation identikit is as useful, truthful and relevant today as it was was 5 years ago when it was first published.



Content curation reference. Must-read. 9/10


Full post: http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/2008/curation-and-journalists-as-curators/ 



Question to you: Five years on, today, what would you add to these traits, that in your view, fully characterizes content curation?


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 2, 2013 9:46 AM

Content curation is really important. This article explains why it is important for us to comment on why we selected and added any article. For this very reason I have selected it :) 

 

Nancy White's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:38 AM

I love the way examining curating from the perspective of other disciplines adds such richness to our definition and understanding of what it is, and what we are trying to accomplish with the act of curating. 

Amal Rafeeq's comment, October 4, 2013 12:02 PM
Well put mate :)
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Curated Guidelines and Examples for Aggregating Content Professionally

Curated Guidelines and Examples for Aggregating Content Professionally | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Among the types of content curation that are broadly used, content aggregation has been one of the first and most popular approaches that has naturally sprung up.

Content aggregation itself can be carried out in many different ways, from a completely manual approach to a fully automated one, with many different shades in between.


If you are interested in learning more about these, and about how to aggregate content in the most ethical and professional fashion, I strongly suggest reading these two short articles written by two curation professionals:

  1. http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/2013/aggregation-and-curation-in-journalism/ 
     
  2. http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/aggregation-guidelines-link-attribute-add-value/ 

The first, by Mindy McAdams is a curated version of the second one which was published more than a year earlier by Steve Buttry. Together they do an excellent job of clarifying to the non-expert what curation and aggregation are all about.


The two articles offer clear guidelines, real-world examples and recommendations on how you can make content aggregation provide true additional value to both the content sources used and to the readers alike.



Recommended. 8/10


Original article: http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/aggregation-guidelines-link-attribute-add-value/ 



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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, September 8, 2013 10:23 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Among the types of content curation that are broadly used, content aggregation has been one of the first and most popular approaches that has naturally sprung up.

Content aggregation itself can be carried out in many different ways, from a completely manual approach to a fully automated one, with many different shades in between.

 

If you are interested in learning more about these, and about how to aggregate content in the most ethical and professional fashion, I strongly suggest reading these two short articles written by two curation professionals:

http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/2013/aggregation-and-curation-in-journalism/ ;
 http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/aggregation-guidelines-link-attribute-add-value/ ;

  The first, by Mindy McAdams is a curated version of the second one which was published more than a year earlier by Steve Buttry. Together they do an excellent job of clarifying to the non-expert what curation and aggregation are all about.

 

The two articles offer clear guidelines, real-world examples and recommendations on how you can make content aggregation provide true additional value to both the content sources used and to the readers alike.

 

 

Recommended. 8/10

 

Original article: http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/aggregation-guidelines-link-attribute-add-value/ ;



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Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:29 AM

A useful introduction to the mechanics of "curation"

Linda Allen's curator insight, September 9, 2013 9:15 AM

Thank you for sharing Robin, excellent read and your insights