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The Art of Content Curation, a free live event in Amsterdam - Jan.14th 2015

The Art of Content Curation, a free live event in Amsterdam - Jan.14th 2015 | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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If you live or plan to be in or near Amsterdam in the second week of January you may want to take note of this one-of-a-kind free event totally designed around the topic of curation.


"The Art of Curation" will take off on Wed the 14th from 5pm highlighted by a line-up of short-presentations focusing on different aspects of content curation, from the legal to the educational and commercial ones.


Speakers include:

  • Klaas Joosten – ZEEF
  • Coen Koppen – HowardsHome
  • Wout Laban – Gibbon.co
  • Eric Kokke – GOopleidingen
  • Merel Teunissen – Versteeg Wigman Sprey Advocaten
  • Dr Jan Hein Hoogstad
  • Marian Pronk


The strategic relevance of content curation in the future of online information, search, learning and education is the focus of my closing presentation, where I will also showcase 10+ examples of online projects that represent tangible examples of how curation can also be an economically sustainable activity.


Of note is also the fact that the event takes place in the wonderfully restored 18th-century Herengracht 182 building designed by architect Ludwich Friedrick Druck in 1772 (one of Amsterdam's first houses to be built in Louis the Sixteenth style).



Why you may want not to miss this opportunity if you are into *content curation*?

- the place and the people already signed up are worth the time

- it looks like there may be good networking opportunities

- you never say no to free food and drinks when offered

- I'll be there



The event is free for everyone to attend.


N.B.: If you plan to participate you are kindly invited to reserve your seat.



More info: http://zeef.org/events/art-content-curation/



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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, December 29, 2014 11:28 AM
in the past few days, I was wondering if such events were organized in Europe. I have the answer! Do you know if similar meetings have been taking place in universities?
Robin Good's comment, December 30, 2014 3:53 AM
Hello Gilbert, yes there have been and there will be many events focusing on this topic inside academic institutions. Here a few links that you may find useful:

https://datacure.uoregon.edu/

http://curatecamp.org/

http://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=96&prodid=1692
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/international-digital-curation-conference-idcc



http://www.julac.org/?event=uiuc-gslis-hku-data-curation-spring-institute-co-ordinated-by-julac

Gilbert C FAURE's comment, December 30, 2014 4:49 AM
Thanks Robin! Indeed a lot of meetings on data curation by scientists and library professionals. My concern relates more to what we are doing with Scoop.it, content curation, content meaning scientific information in published papers or grey literature. HappyHolidays
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Online Content Curation Master Class with Robin Good: TheNextWeb Academy

Online Content Curation Master Class with Robin Good: TheNextWeb Academy | Content Curation World | Scoop.it



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If you want to learn how to become the "go-to person" in your specific niche or industry sector, by curating the best content available out there, I am offering, in partnership with the Next Web Academy, an online master class in "Content Curation" on Monday July 8th at 7pm GMT / 2pm ET / 11am PT.


In this 2-hour online live session you will see exactly the tools and the methods for finding and organizing your ideal content sources, where to discover new ones daily, and the specific steps you should follow to properly edit, enrich and contextualize relevant content resources for your audience.


Speicifc topics covered in this course:

  • Curation objectives
  • Key benefits
  • Curation types
  • News and Content Curation Tools
  • Content Curation workflow
  • Titling curated content
  • References and related resources
  • Credit and attribution
  • Distribution approach
  • Business models - monetization examples
  • Future trends


http://www.thenextweb.com/academy/




Additional info:


-> At the end of the session there will be a live Q&A session in which you will be able to ask me specific questions.


-> Participants to this course will also get a special bonus to freely access the Pro versions of a few personally selected outstanding content curation tools. (Stay tuned for more info on this front).


-> Though the official page says for "beginners" this is really an "intermediate" course for those who already know the basics and want to step up one level above everyone else.

-> Cost of the online master class is $99


(To attend you need only a standard PC or Mac and an Internet connection.)


You can find more info and the sign-up link here: http://www.thenextweb.com/academy/




Please pass this news to your contacts who may be interested in this one-time opportunity. Thank you.




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Robin Good's comment, July 6, 2013 4:18 PM
Thanks a lot Ken, very much appreciated indeed. :-)
Robin Good's comment, July 6, 2013 4:18 PM
Thank you Dennis T., you are too kind.
John Poole's curator insight, July 30, 2013 11:57 AM

Rich source of intelligence on curation

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A Curated FlipMag of Stunning Visual Images: My Cinemagraphs Flipboard Experiment

A Curated FlipMag of Stunning Visual Images: My Cinemagraphs Flipboard Experiment | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

"I-Kandi by Robin Good | A curated web-magazine of most elegant and inspiring cinemagraphs."

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I am convinced that the Flipboard paginated format and its high attention to visual design is an anticipation of things to come.


Just like Pinterest showed the way for an infinite number of look-alikes in more specific niches and applications, so I think that Flipboard has anticipated squarely a key emerging trend for digital publishing: highy visual design layouts that fit perfectly your screen size real-estate. 


This is why I have invested some time over the last few weeks to explore the Flipboard platform for content curation, a little more than I had done before. 


In the effort to leverage Flipboard outstanding visual layout abilities I opted for creating, amog others, a flip mag that would incorporate only images. A collection of the most elegant and inspiring "cinemagraphs" that I can find on the Internet.


Cinemagraphs are unique images that are partly photographs and partly video. 


Even though, Flipboard does not yet offer any tool to control precisely where each image will appear in the publication, or what kind of layout each page will have, the results that I have been able to achieve make me optimistic about what it will be possible to do once Flipboard opens up a full web-based editor to control many of these visual aspects.


Here it is: http://flip.it/7mBGA 




P.S.: Let me know what you think, and if you like it, please share it and subscribe to it. It's free.


N.B:: To obtain the best visual effect, I have sourced the images from their original URLs, most times outside of the article in which they appeared. So while there remains a link to all source images, it may not be readily apparent from what site, author or magazine this cinemagraph have been sourced. Being all of these images nothing short of small artworks I am looking for the best way to credit the original authors and publishers without having to add time consuming procedures.  


For more info on Flipboard check: http://sco.lt/8INYMz 





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Robin Good's comment, August 21, 2013 2:40 PM
Thank you Elia!
SASFOR's comment, September 3, 2013 10:15 AM
Creative indeed!
Robin Good's comment, September 3, 2013 10:32 AM
Thank you!