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Organizing Resources and Maintaining Them Over Time: That's What A Curator Does - The Discipline of Organizing

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The Discipline of Organizing is a book, published by the MIT Press that offers a framework for the theory and practice of organizing anything. 
 

A short, 7-page PDF synthesizing and introducing the book main ideas has just been published as part of the latest Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Vol.40- N.1).


The PDF, as well as the book, have been authored by Robert G. Glushko (who teaches in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley) and, as I mentioned, are devoted to introduce the relevance of the TDO (The Discipline of Organizing) to anyone involved in organizing and maintaining content archives or in curating any type of digital content online. 

 From the PDF:

"A set of resources is transformed by an organizing system when the resources are described or arranged to enable interactions with them.


Explicitly or by default, this transformation requires many interdependent decisions about the identities of resources; their names, descriptions and other properties; the classes, relations, structures and collections in which they participate; and the people or technologies that interact with them.


These decisions and the analysis needed to make them have been systematized in The Discipline of Organizing, recently published by MIT Press in both print and eBook formats." 


The PDF provides a good starting point to start asking the right questions needed to develop an organizing framework and to understand why they are so relevant.


"A very practical implication of teaching organizing using more generic concepts and vocabulary is that it enables students to obtain jobs with firms that might not otherwise hire them.

For example, a student who says she knows about curation can’t as easily sell her skillsto a business looking for someone to develop a business continuity plan as one who recognizes that “organizing resources and maintaining them overtime” is the skill the company wants and the one she has.
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My comment: Useful for defining an organizing framework for anyone new to doing it. Could be more pragmatic and example-rich.  6/10



Original PDF: http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Oct-13/OctNov13_Glushko.pdf 


Book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Discipline-Organizing-Robert-Glushko/dp/0262518503 







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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, November 24, 2013 11:01 AM
more than only rescooping, I would like to say that it is the challenge of every scientist, researcher, MD, and particularly university teacher who has to surf on waves of information. Curation, and especially scoop.it helps to keep abreast and more importantly to organize or at least to save and find again what has been collected in the cloud!
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:51 AM

Love the name information architecture for what we do in libraries!

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Collect, Tag and Organize Your Favorite Bookmarks with Favebucket

Favebucket is the assistant that helps you save, recollect and share your favorites online.
Robin Good's insight:



Favebucket is a web app which allows you to easily clip any web page, video or content and to organize according to categories (buckets) and tags.


An integrated bookmarklet makes it easy to clip any content on any web page, while suggesting relevant tags and the option to add each item to a bucket (collection).


Individual contents saved with Favebucket can be easily shared on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


Organization of tags and buckets, search and navigation are extremely effective.


In addition Favebucket is readying a series of utilities to import your bookmarks from other services. The first one supported is soon-to-be-closed Clipboard.com.



My comments: Navigation and search through the tags and buckets system is extremely effective and speedy allowing easy grouping and finding of related items.


The major limitation is that buckets (collections of items) cannot be easily embedded on another site or published publicly at a unique URL. 


Good for private curation and bookmarking work.



Free to use.


More info: http://favebucket.com/



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Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, June 2, 2013 5:09 PM

Herramienta que te permite guardar cualquier página web, vídeo o contenido y organizarlo en categorias y etiquetas, algo que resulta muy fácil gracias a su bookmarklet.

 

Además estos contenidos pueden ser facilmente compartidos en nuestras redes sociales favoritas (Facebook, Twitter...).

wanderingsalsero's comment, June 19, 2013 5:17 AM
After having played around with this a little bit, I must say that I found the instructions a bit lacking. Matter of fact, I wrote them a 'customer service' email with my question and got no reply. In their instructions they show two steps but I could only intuitively find one. Furthermore, I hate it when companies don't think that their product to have a tutorial with an actual human voice but rather throw up some cute little video might get and award for cute music and animation but isn't worth crap to actually telling people how the damn thing works.
Favebucket's comment, June 27, 2013 2:47 PM
[UPDATE] Hi, we are happy to say that we have done extensive work on all the feedback we received from many people and the we will publish a series of releases in the upcoming week and thereafter to meet many [not all] of the expectations people have.

Even though we understand that some Favebucketeers miss functionality it is also fair to say that in this startup stage it is impossible to do everything at once. The upcoming release will deliver browser extensions and many other new features (like several import functions) and even more important, improvements that make Favebucket faster and even more stable.

If you need assistance using Favebucket dont hesitate to email us at:
youinspireme@favebucket.com

Team Favebucket
http://www.favebucket.com
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Collect and Organize Any Kind of Content on an Infinite Visual Board with Spaaze

Collect and Organize Any Kind of Content on an Infinite Visual Board with Spaaze | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Thanks to the guys behind Mind42 and SimpleMeet.me who created a new kind of collection, gathering and curation space, that looks like at first, as an infinite cork board on which you can stick anything. 


"Each board is an infinite space which resembles a virtual cork board - hence the default cork background, but other backgrounds are available.


On these boards, items can be put.


Currently Spaaze offers 7 different items:

  • Labels
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
  • Images
  • Files
  • Videos and
  • HTML.


These items can be edited in place, moved via drag and drop and positioned freely on the board.


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To add some structure to the board it's possible to "remember" certain points (around which items have been placed) by creating hotspots (e.g. one per topic of a bookmark collection)."


Spaaze is also a collaborative service, allowing board owners to invite others to collaborate and contribute to any specific board.


Spaaze works across all browsers (IE7+, FF4+, Safari4+, Chrome) and on the iPad too.


The basic service is free, but to use it without any kind of limitation it requires buying credit points or activating a very inexpensive ($3/mo) subscription.


Pricing: http://www.spaaze.com/pricing 


Demo: http://www.spaaze.com/demo/bookmarks-snippets 


More info: http://www.spaaze.com/about 


(Thanks to Heiko Idensen for discovering this)

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Collect, Organize and Curate Web Content Into Visual Boards with Mammothhq

Robin Good's insight:


Mammoth is a web app which allows you to easily grab, collect and organize any content you find on the web. From text, to images and video clips, can be easily dragged and dropped into the vertical sidebar widget called Mini-Mammoth and placed into different collections called "boards".

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Boards can be set to be public or private. 5 GB of free space available for every new user. For every person you refer you get an extra GB. Can invite others to collaborate with you.  

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My comment: Good tool to collect and organize stuff that you need for your own projects and interests. Differently than similar tools it offers a full text and content editor to enrich, complement and annotate boards with original stuff opening the way also to learning and educational purposes.

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Free to use.

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Try it out now or request an invite: https://mammothhq.com/ 

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Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mnodmjdgoadhalodifblaaikgcfgchfb 

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Find out more: https://mammothhq.com/how_to 

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More video clips: https://www.youtube.com/user/MammothSupport/videos 

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Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:11 AM

Buena herramienta para recopilar y organizar todo el material que puedes necesitar para tus proyectos e intereses. A diferencia de otras herramientas similares, esta ofrece un completo editor de textos y un editor de contenido para enriquecer, complementar y hacer anotaciones con material original. También deja abierto el camino de su uso para el aprendizaje y los fines educativos . 

Anne Méner's curator insight, November 17, 2013 2:34 AM

Paraît simple à utiliser pour un premier travail de collecte d'information.

Georges Millet's curator insight, November 18, 2013 2:58 AM

If you look for new ways of curating all information you processed, an other alternative to Evernote ...

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Clip, Collect and Organize Anything That Interests You: Clipix

Clip, Collect and Organize Anything That Interests You: Clipix | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Clipix is a Pinterest-like clipping and collection app which allows you to capture images and content from any web page and to organize it in custom visual boards.

One key feature that differentiates Clipix from Pinterest (though it is likely that Pinterest will add this feature soon as well) is the ability to organize together multiple sets into a "multiboard".


Other key features include a "Price Drop Alert" which emails you when the price of one of the commercial products you have clipped drops and 

"...For example you might have a multiboard that you call “Recipe Ideas” and inside you’d have 3 clipboards: Baking Recipes, Soup Recipes, and Health Recipes.


The easiest way to create a multiboard is by dragging one clipboard from the icon in the lower right-hand corner into another clipboard."


Video promo: http://youtu.be/4heBUKnDb-w


FAQ: http://www.clipix.com/FAQs.aspx


Try it out now: http://www.clipix.com/



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lelapin's comment, July 15, 2012 12:22 AM
Sounds cool, if only Pinterest didn't exist already (or zillions of other similar websites for that matter). thanks for curating and sharing though.
Robin Good's comment, July 15, 2012 12:26 AM
Thank you Lelapin. The world is beautiful because it is varied. Pinterest will soon lose its "mojo" to many of these more specialized clones, which will provide more immediate value to those specifically interested in that specific area or application. I may be wrong but this is what I expect to happen.
Moreen Torpy's curator insight, December 20, 2012 1:56 PM

Here's a new take on Pinterest, but it looks like personal use only.

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Curate and Organize Visual Collections: NotesCloud

Curate and Organize Visual Collections: NotesCloud | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: NotesCloud is a new curation service which allows you to collect, organize, and share any type of content you have into beautiful magazine-like layouts.

Imagine a tool that is always at hand when you stumble upon or dream up something interesting,”

NotesCloud uses the metaphor of a multi-section notebook to organize snippets and notes. People can create their own hierarchies of notebooks, sections, and pages as they curate their topics.

Unlike Pinterest or Evernote, NotesCloud’s structured storage metaphor encourages some organization, so it’s not just a “shoebox” full of random clippings."

(Source: Venturebeat)

Notescloud is equipped with a set of browser-based clipping tools for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, that make it possible to easily grab and save any content you’re looking at online with just two clicks.

The content curated and organized with NotesCloud can be accessed from tablets and smartphones as well as desktop browsers.

Free to use. 

Check this video: http://www.notescloud.com/LaunchVideo 

More info: http://www.notescloud.com/ 

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