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Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process

Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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Terry Elliott's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:26 AM

The image above amounts to a template for curating a digital space:

 

1. Find something timeless to curate.

2. Fit it into a pattern that makes sense.

3. Find a larger context for why this matters.

4. Share widely.

 

I think this fits into Harold Jarche’s simpler seek-sense-share framework.

 

Why does this matter?  If curation is all that Tufte and Bhatt say it is, then why aren’t scaffolds like these being used more often for training and in learning systems?  I am using the curation tool Scoop.it to do curation with my freshman comp students.  They use Scoop.it as their introductory platform  for beginning to acquire the skills  Tufte enumerates above that are part of the academic and business spaces they will eventually live in.  I am hoping they will demonstrate why it curation matters as they seek-sense-share their way to long and short form ‘texts’ that they will be writing all semester. That will include essays, tweets, G+ community posts, blog posts, research papers, emails, plusses, favs, instagrams, zeegas, slideshares, pictures, and a massive mobile presence from their own digital spaces.  Wish me luck.

Interesting links from article and from comments:

http://curation.wikispaces.com/General+References“Digital Media and Learner Identity: The New Curatorship”: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137004864http://www.lkl.ac.uk/people/potterhttp://digitalcurationandlearning.wordpress.com/http://digitalcurationandlearning.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/curatorship-is-a-new-literacy-practice/http://luke-callahan.com/students-must-curate-create-a-portfolio/

Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, February 14, 7:35 AM

"A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it."


Creo que esta definición zanja la discusión sobre si un "Content Curator" es una adaptación moderna al "Documentalista" de los medios tradicionales.


De muy recomendada lectura para los que nos dedicamos a la Curación de Contenidos.

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Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It

Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Thinking of adding value should be the first stage in curation, PKM, or any professional online sharing.

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This is a great article and reminder that curation is

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:53 AM

14 ways to add value when curating content

SyReach's curator insight, July 7, 2014 4:53 AM

SyReach Notes now offers a full coverage of personal KM needs: Seek with integrated watch module and search engines, Sense with note and article edition, linking and knowledge building. Share by email or publish to Scoop.it selected resources linked to your articles!

Joe Matthews's curator insight, September 29, 2014 3:01 PM

Really thought provoking

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Why Crowdsourcing Future Is Moving To Curation, Synthesis and Things

Why Crowdsourcing Future Is Moving To Curation, Synthesis and Things | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 16, 2013 8:13 AM

Great one.

Olinda Turner's curator insight, November 20, 2013 5:57 PM

Although directed at content marketing, these ideas translate into technical communications where users are trying to help each other find the best technical content. I totally agree that the fundamental way in which we communicate through content is shifting.

irene's curator insight, January 10, 2014 9:16 AM

Perché il futuro del Crowdsourcing va in direzione della cura, sintesi e cose varie.

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The Curator Job Is To Unpack Specialized Information To An Interested Audience

As the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thomas P. Campbell thinks deeply about curating—not just selecting art objects, but placing them in a setting where the public can learn their stories.

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Thanks to Robin Good for finding this gem

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, September 26, 2014 7:20 AM

Muy interesante y profunda  charla sobre el concepto de "curación" .

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 26, 2014 8:47 AM

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Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, October 18, 2014 6:25 PM

El curador de  el curador es el de presentar  información especializada a una audiencia interesada.

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The More You Automate, The Less You Curate: Sense-Making Requires Manual Effort

The More You Automate, The Less You Curate: Sense-Making Requires Manual Effort | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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Beth Kanter's insight:

I've been using Harold's model "Seek, Sense, Share" to explain the process of content curation to nonprofits.   He first published it back in 2011 and I actually made my New Year's resolution for professional learning (http://www.bethkanter.org/seek-sense-share/)


In 2011, I had noticed that I needed to pay more attention to training my attention and to be more intentional about how I was sharing information.   The Seek-Sense-Share framework really helped me.   When I discovered content curation, I realized that I was doing it, but from reading Robin Good's work - I wasn't doing well. 


I connected Harold's framework to content curation  -- http://www.bethkanter.org/content-curation-101/ because like everything else I learn, I am turning around and using it in training - so I thought it was perfect.


Harold has updated his model and fine-tuned it for content curation.   


Robin Good found it put into context - and related to the need for some sort of human intervention - to pick, select, and contextualize content - not just aggregate.   I always appreciate Robin's great reminders about the need to be "brains on" when comes to curation.


Curation is not clicking, not cut and paste, not mindless sharing.  You have to be disicplined about being intentional - and focus.   

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Martin Gysler's comment, May 15, 2013 4:57 AM
Yes Deborah, I totally agree with you.
Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 10:28 AM
Absolutely agree!
Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 10:28 AM
Absolutely agree!
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Content Curation 101 [infographic]

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View this infographic for a look at what content curation is – content curation basics, then content curation best practice (with a free download with top tools and resources for content curation)...


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Fun infographic that summarizes content curation practices.  "Don't just add to the noise.  Protect your market from the information tidal wave by becoming a content curator super hero. 

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vincent lecourt's comment, March 20, 2013 9:59 AM
Court et efficace, et juste
vincent lecourt's comment, March 20, 2013 9:59 AM
Court et efficace, et juste
R.G. Riles's curator insight, March 23, 2013 1:31 PM

Until our blog is ready to roll, we're Curators... have a look at this Infographic and tell us how we're doing!

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Why You Need To Curate Content and How To Be A Master At It

Why You Need To Curate Content and How To Be A Master At It | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it


This is a great piece by Heidi Cohen on why your marketing needs content curation and 12 attributes of a successful curation strategy.  This is one of the best articles I've seen on this topic in a very long time.


As I said, I've seen many pieces on curation but if you're like me, everytime I read about this, I always find something new or am reminded of ways I can polish what I'm doing.


Here are some of the highlights.........


Intro:


Why Your Marketing Needs Content Curation


At its core, content curation is like a great editor or blogger who brings his unique taste and understanding of his target audience to his selection of the best content for his readers.


**He provides context for the content so that it's more than a collection of information


3 Reasons your content marketing strategy needs content curation:


1. Offering your audience a combination of original and third party content provides a branded context for your work


2. Curating other people's content positions you and/or your organization as a tastemaker in your field


3. Creating sufficient content is a marketing and business challenge


12 Attributes of a successful content curation strategy:


Here are a few things that caught my attention:


 *Has defined measurable goals


As part of your content marketing strategy and by extension

your marketing plan, content curation needs objectives that

are associated with your business.


**Targets a specific audience


. *Content curation like other forms of content marketing requires

understanding your readers' marketing persona


** Involves a community


*As with any social media or content marketing, your

audience should be at the heart of your content efforts.


**Clay Shirky says it best:


"Curation comes up when people

realize that it isn't just about information seeking, it's also

about synchronizing a community"


Selected and reviewed by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/SpJEfQ}


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Joe Winpisinger's comment, January 26, 2013 11:31 PM
I see that you are making some of these into almost like blog posts too. Jan Gordon does the same thing. I think I am going to try it out...
Christian Forthomme's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:32 AM

Very good summary of what's needed in content curation. 

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Curators: A Herculean Task Is Ahead of You - and Be Careful

Curators: A Herculean Task Is Ahead of You - and Be Careful | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Steven Rosenbaum has an interesting article on Fast Company, outlining the reasons why curation is here to stay and the importance that curators will play in your information consumption diet.

 

He writes: "...So anyone who steps up and volunteers to curate in their area of knowledge and passion is taking on a Herculean task.

 

They're going to stand between the web and their readers, using all of the tools at their disposal to "listen" to the web, and then pull out of the data stream nuggets of wisdom, breaking news, important new voices, and other salient details.

 

It's real work, and requires a tireless commitment to being engaged and ready to rebroadcast timely material.

 

While there may be an economic benefit for being a "thought leader" and "trusted curator," it's not going to happen overnight.

 

Which is to say, being a superhero is often a thankless job.

 

The growth in content, both in terms of pure volume and the speed of publishing, has raised some questions about what best practices are in the curation space."

 

He also has some pretty straightforward advice on what, as a curator, you should never do:

 

"1. If you don't add context, or opinion, or voice and simply lift content, it's stealing.

 

2. If you don't provide attribution, and a link back to the source, it's stealing.

 

3. If you take a large portion of the original content, it's stealing.

 

4. If someone asks you not to curate their material, and you don't respect that request, it's stealing.

 

5. Respect published rights. If images don't allow creative commons use, reach out to the image creator--don't just grab it and ask questions later."

 

And he definitely has a point on all of these. 

 

Recommended. 7/10

 

Read the full article: http://www.fastcompany.com/1834177/content-curators-are-the-new-superheros-of-the-web?partner=rss 


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Jonathan Rattray Clark's comment, April 18, 2012 1:14 AM
Scooping it .........thanks Robin I really like your curation .... And value your wisdom ......it seems there is purpose to my constant information minning as and educator artist and passionate information collector .......I find it incredibly exciting to find fresh thinking and response to the living world around us and in particular our individual passions. Thank you for your wisdom
Robin Good's comment, April 18, 2012 1:16 AM
Thank you Jonathan. Glad to be of help and inspiration to you.

Tony Gu's comment, April 20, 2012 1:30 AM
I am really enjoying reading this article.
I found that the way Robin Good curate this article truly practice the ‘No Stealing’ rules. Thanks for sharing this with all of us. Big up!
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Jan Gordon on How To Scoop and Pin Your Curated Collections

Jan Gordon on How To Scoop and Pin Your Curated Collections | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

From Beth: I'm so excited about this feature and really grateful for Jan for pointing it out.  Really good for us curators.

 

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Jan Gordon: This is a post after my own heart, brought to my attention by gdecugis, thanks Guillaume, you know I love Scoopit, glad to spread the word about this winning duo, Pinterest and Scoopit.

 

Feel free to visit my other topic, Pinterest Watch to learn more about this social network

 

Here's my commentary based on my experience of using Scoopit and Pinterest

 

To me, Pinterest and Scoopit go hand and hand. They are both visual and it's important to consider if you're on Scoopit already or thinking about it, expressing yourself on both platforms, (if it makes sense for your business) because it can be very powerful. 

 

Here are some of the reasons it can help your business:

 

Scoopit is a platform that showcases your expertise, share your hobbies and other interests through content in a beautiful format. It is part of your online personna and it's a vibrant community I have met some wonderful people here.

 

Pinterest is also a community with some of the same people from Scoopit and many others, (new people are joining everyday). Linking your posts from Scoopit to your pins on Pinterest not only drives traffic to your scoopit site and visa versa but those people can see another side of you that you can't express there.

 

Pinterest is like a delicious menu of visuals that captivate and attract people to you. I have put all my business boards at the top and my interest boards underneath them.

 

Pinterest gives people the ability to see who you are beyond your posts. If you're a brand, this is where you can create an online story of text and visuals that gives consumers points of entry through common interests. It's a brilliant way to do business.

 

I could go on and on but I'll let you see for yourself how I've combined Scoopit and Pinterest together which continues to produce unbelievable results, increase in traffic and brand new relationships from both sites.

 

Commentary by Jan  Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

See my pinterest site here: [http://pinterest.com/jangordon/] - Click on the images and they lead you right back to my Scoopit topics.

 

Read post here: [http://blog.scoop.it/en/2012/02/24/you-can-now-share-your-scoops-on-pinterest/]


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janlgordon's comment, February 24, 2012 7:23 PM
Thanks so much Robin, I appreciate it!
Otir's comment, February 25, 2012 11:25 AM
Great insight, thank you! In the constant stream of innovations - sometimes fads too - it is comforting to find complete write-ups that give enough "meat" to what is going on online, and why some tools get traction.
Beth Kanter's comment, February 25, 2012 1:32 PM
Jan, thanks for bringing G's post to our attention. I'm excited about the combination of the two tools like you are! And thanks for including me in your collection!
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Curating Information & Making Sense of Data Is a Key Skill for the Future [Research]

Curating Information & Making Sense of Data Is a Key Skill for the Future [Research] | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Note From Beth:  Jan Gordon picked this one up from Robin Good's curated list.  If I was teaching a workshop on content curation,  I might pick from the skill sets list and use for a self-assessment.    These skills are higher order thinking skills.

 

There are other practical/tactical skills involved and I think Robin has a good list as well.  I'd definitely combined those into some instructional tool

 

 

Beth Kanter, Beth's Blog
http://www.bethkanter.org 

 

 

 

 

Robin Good: The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix have teamed up to produce, this past spring, an interesting report entitled Future Work Skills 2020.

 

By looking at the set of emerging skills that this research identifies as vital for future workers, I can't avoid but recognize the very skillset needed by any professional curator or newsmaster.

 

It should only come as a limited surprise to realize that in an information economy, the most valuable skills are those that can harness that primary resource, "information", in new, and immediately useful ways.

 

And being the nature of information like water, which can adapt and flow depending on context, the task of the curator is one of seeing beyond the water,

to the unique rare fish swimming through it.

 

The curator's key talent being the one of recognizing that depending on who you are fishing for, the kind of fish you and other curators could see within the same water pool, may be very different. 

 

 

Here the skills that information-fishermen of the future will need the most:

 

1) Sense-making:

ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed

 

2) Social intelligence:

ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions

 

3) Novel and adaptive thinking:

proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based

 

4) Cross-cultural competency:

ability to operate in different cultural settings

 

5) Computational thinking:

ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning

 

6) New media literacy:

ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication

 

7) Transdisciplinarity:

literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines

 

8) Design mindset:

ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes

 

9) Cognitive load management:

ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques

 

10) Virtual collaboration:

ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team

 

 

Critical to understand the future ahead. 9/10

 

Curated by Robin Good

 

Executive Summary of the Report: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-work-skills-executive-summary.pdf 

 

Download a PDF copy of Future Work Skills 2020: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-skills-2020-research-report.pdf  


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Beth Kanter's comment, December 20, 2011 7:34 PM
Thanks for sharing this from Robin's stream. These skills sets could form the basis of a self-assessment for would-be curators, although they're more conceptual - than practical/tactical. Thanks for sharing and must go rescoop it with a credit you and Robin of course
janlgordon's comment, December 20, 2011 7:56 PM
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Agreed. It's also one of the articles I told you about....good info to build on:-)
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 4, 2014 2:34 AM

Curating Information and Data Sense-Making Is The Key Skill for the Future [Research]

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Building Thought Leadership through Content Curation

This slide Presentation given at WebCom Montreal, November 16, 2011 by Corinne Weisgerber. 

 

I really liked her presentation, I'm sure you will too.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

She quotes from Robert Scoble, and I think he really captured the essence of a good curator.

 

"A curator is an information chemist . He or she mixes atoms together in a way to build an information molecule then adds value to that molecule"

 

A few essential takeaways:

 

*Identify your niche

*Find content sources

*Aggregate what you observe

*Contextualize -

*(there are many ways to add context - you point out patterns, trends, pull out a few points that gives your readers the gist of what the article is about. Anything that helps others to find meaning and utilize the information in their business is what is important).

 

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Beth Kanter's comment, November 17, 2011 3:04 AM
I like her steps too, although I tend to present them in a more simplified way for my audience. Great find.
janlgordon's comment, November 17, 2011 11:51 AM
Hi Beth - Good point, the simpler the better, I agree with you:-)
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Content Curation Is the New Community Builder

Content Curation Is the New Community Builder | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Great post written by Eric Brown for Social Media Explorer - This is what caught my attention:

 

Curation — the act of human editors adding their work to the machines that gather, organize and filter content.

 

“Curation comes up when search stops working,” says author and NYU Professor Clay Shirky. But it’s more than a human-powered filter.

 

“Curation comes up when people realize that it isn’t just about information seeking, it’s also about synchronizing a community.”

 

Part of the reason that human curation is so critical is simply the vast number of people who are now making and sharing media.

 

“Everyone is a media outlet”, says Shirky. “The point of everyone being a media outlet is really not at all complicated. It just means that we can all put things out in the public view.


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6 Best Practices for Content Curation [Infographic]

6 Best Practices for Content Curation [Infographic] | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, February 1, 2014 9:06 PM

6 recommendations for CURATED CONTENT, in an infographc (with paragraphs?)


At last I understand why an edited title is recommended.  It's so your post does not compete in search with the original for the same keywords.


If you like this scoop, please consider a thumbs up or share.

Therese Torris's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:53 AM

... there is always more from coming from Curata...

Mika Auramo's curator insight, March 18, 2014 2:21 AM

Kuratointivinkkejä

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Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources

Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:37 PM

Never heard of it - must be worth sharing :)

Robin Good's insight:Introducing content curation to someone who doesn't know anything about it is not always an easy task. There are so many different articles, opinions, definitions and recommendations about content curation that it is quite difficult for someone just getting familiar with the topic, to easily find out where to start and what to trust. To help out anyone needing to support the explanation of content curation to others, here are five comprehensive resource collections I have put together over the course of the last year. 1) Content Curation - Definitions a collection of the best and most useful definitions of what content curation is http://bundlr.com/b/content-curation-definition 2) Content Curation - What is it? Video Intros 30+ short video clips that introduce the need, practice and purpose of content curation http://huzzaz.com/collection/content-curation-what-is-it 3) Content Curation Visualized 110+ infographics, visuals, illustrations and diagrams explaining what content curation is www.pinterest.com/robingood/content-curation-visualized/ 4) Content Curation Tools Directory - Tools Directory 100+ of the best content curation tools organized in a directory for immediate access http://contentcuration.zeef.com/ 5) Content Curation Tools Supermap - Tools Collection 600+ content curation, discovery, filtering and publishing tools organized by categories for doing content curation http://bit.ly/ContentCurationToolsSupermap All free to use and share.
John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 2014 11:53 AM

Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:50 PM

This link is invaluable to support an understanding of content curation. 

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Content Curation: an Introductory Guide by Sadie Baxter

Content Curation: an Introductory Guide by Sadie Baxter | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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A good introductory primer to content curation as part of your content strategy.

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harish magan's comment, October 1, 2013 3:12 AM
Easy learning easy in remembering .
enrique rubio royo's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:44 PM

Sencilla y útil exposición del proceso de curación de contenidos (excelente síntesis la de la imagen), incluyendo recursos y herramientas que lo facilitan en cuanto al coste temporal requerido en toda curación de contenidos.

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:04 PM

Nice guide

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A Great Selection of Resources on Curation and Learning by David Kelly

A Great Selection of Resources on Curation and Learning by David Kelly | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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Always appreciate collection of resources on content curation topic.

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Dawn Adams Miller's curator insight, May 23, 2013 11:12 PM

Anything from LnD Dave is pure hold and very practical.  Enjoy'

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:51 AM

A GREAT resource for the buzzword "Content Curation." Finally!

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The News Are Just an Option: Curating Archives Is a Better Strategy For Creating Outstanding New Work

The News Are Just an Option: Curating Archives Is a Better Strategy For Creating Outstanding New Work | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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Beth Kanter's insight:

This type of curation is very important to my work and grateful for Robin for surfacing this. However, I tend to do both news/current as well as create archives.


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Robin Good's comment, April 8, 2013 5:40 PM
Excellent feedback and comments Karen and Beth. Thanks to both of you for sharing your preferences.
Ken Morrison's comment, April 14, 2013 6:27 PM
HI Robin, Just a quick note to say thanks for another year of your great curation. I see your posts often, but today is the first time I noticed the 'extra touch' of your customized background with your photo and name. Smart use of the customized background.
Robin Good's comment, April 15, 2013 12:46 AM
Thank you Ken, much appreciated.
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A Great Platform for Curating and Publishing On Any Topic: RebelMouse

A Great Platform for Curating and Publishing On Any Topic: RebelMouse | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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Beth Kanter's insight:

Always appreciate Robin Good's reviews of new tools because they include a summary of what the tool does or doesn't do - with an expert lens, examples, and a curated set of review links. 

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Robin Good's comment, November 12, 2013 9:03 AM
RebelMouse was born to build a social media hub, but it does have strong aggregation, filtering and curation capabilities. SEO-wise it is not a great choice, but also Scoop.it has quite a few limits on this front. <br><br>Rebelmouse doesn't offer all of the extras Scoop.it has, from scheduling, to sharing to an extended number of social networks, to integration with newsletter and to the backend dashboard. <br><br>Scoop.it has also a better, cleaner and more legible format, that better lends itself to more in-depth reading than just browsing titles, images and tweets.
Stan Smith's comment, November 12, 2013 9:22 AM
While I still use RebelMouse I have disconnected all inbound links because it posts it wacky and I was always having to go back and edit stuff. Now that I post stuff manually with their applet it isn't so bad. I still prefer Scoop.it though.
Terheck's comment, November 12, 2013 4:12 PM
I use Rebelmouse for a while now, and I like it as a complementary tool to other Social Media tools. You can have a look at it on https://www.rebelmouse.com/Terheck/
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Curators Create The Metadata Needed To Enable Our Emerging Collective Intelligence

Curators Create The Metadata Needed To Enable Our Emerging Collective Intelligence | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Robin Good selected this post, well worth reading the post and Howard's book as well.


Robin Good: Participatory culture writer and book author Henry Jenkins interviews cyberculture pioneer Howard Rheingold (Net Smart, 2012) by asking him to explain some of the concepts that have helped him become a paladin of the  and "new literacies" so essential for survival in the always-on information-world we live in today.


This is part three of a long and in-depth interview (Part 2, Part 1) covering key concepts and ideas as the value of "community" and "networks", the architecture of participation, affinity working spaces, and curation.

Here is a short excerpt of Howard response to a question about curation and its value as both a “fundamental building block” of networked communities and as an important form of participation:


Howard Rheingold: "...at the fundamental level, curation depends on individuals making mindful and informed decisions in a publicly detectable way.


Certainly just clicking on a link, “liking” or “plussing” an item online, adding a tag to a photograph is a lightweight element that can be aggregated in valuable ways (ask Facebook).


But the kind of curation that is already mining the mountains of Internet ore for useful and trustworthy nuggets of knowledge, and the kind that will come in the future, has a strong literacy element.


Curators don’t just add good-looking resources to lists, or add their vote through a link or like, they summarize and contextualize in their own words, explicitly explain why the resource is worthy of attention, choose relevant excerpts, tag thoughtfully, group resources and clearly describe the grouping criteria."


In other words, "curators" are the ones creating the metadata needed to empower our emerging collective intelligence.


Curation Is The Social Choice About What Is Worth Paying Attention To.


Good stuff. In-depth. Insightful. 8/10


Full interview: http://henryjenkins.org/2012/08/how-did-howard-rheingold-get-so-net-smart-an-interview-part-three.html




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Shaz J's comment, September 3, 2012 3:20 AM
You're welcome :)

It's interesting interesting that you mention POV and stance, as that is not something I had explicitly articulated for myself, but naturally it must be implicitly true. In that sense, it reminds me (again) that curation forces self-reflection in order to present the content better, and that can only be a good thing.
Liz Renshaw's comment, September 8, 2012 9:57 PM
Agree with posts about curation guiding self reflection. This interview in particular is top value and two of my fav people indeed.
Andrew McRobert's curator insight, August 19, 2014 8:43 AM

8. This links a series of three interviews quite lengthy but there is some insightful information for the novice in the digital information age. There is video links within the article, including a great question and answer with Robin Good on curation. The video brings a balance to this inclusion.

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Credit and Attribution Are Fantastic Untapped Resources for Discovery, Not Duties: Maria Popova and The Curator's Code

Credit and Attribution Are Fantastic Untapped Resources for Discovery, Not Duties: Maria Popova and The Curator's Code | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Robin Good curated this article and provided the following summary and commentary:

 

: Maria Popova has just launched a classy and laudable initiative, focused on increasing awareness and in highlighting the importance of honoring always where or via who you have got to a certain article, report, video or image.

 

Credit and attribution are not just a "formal" way to comply with rules, laws and authors but an incredibly powerful emebddable mechanism to augment findability, discovery, sinergy and collaboration among human being interested in the same topic.

 

She writes: "In an age of information overload, information discovery — the service of bringing to the public’s attention that which is interesting, meaningful, important, and otherwise worthy of our time and thought — is a form of creative and intellectual labor, and one of increasing importance and urgency.

 

A form of authorship, if you will.

 

Yet we don’t have a standardized system for honoring discovery the way we honor other forms of authorship and other modalities of creative and intellectual investment, from literary citations to Creative Commons image rights."

 

For this purpose Curator's Code was created.

 

Curator's Code is first of all "a movement to honor and standardize attribution of discovery across the web" as well as a web site where you can learn about the two key types of attribution that we should be using:

a) Via - which indicates a link of direct discovery

b) Hat tip - Indicates a link of indirect discovery, story lead, or inspiration.

 

Each one has now a peculiar characterizing icon that Curator's Code suggests to integrate in your news and content publication policies. 

 

Additionally and to make it easy for anyone to integrate these new attribution icons in their work, Curator's Code has created a free bokkmarklet which makes using proper attribution a matter of one clic.

 

Hat tip to Maria Popova and Curator's Code for launching this initiative. 

 

Whether or not you will sign Curator's Code pledge, become an official web site supporting it, or adopt its bookmarklet instantly is not as important as the key idea behind it: by providing credit and attribution to pieces of content you find elsewhere, you not only honestly reward who has spent time to create that content, but you significantly boost the opportunity for thousands of others to connect, link up to, discover and make greater sense of their search for meaning.

 

Read Maria Popova introductory article to Curator's Code: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/03/09/curators-code/ 

 

How to use the Curator's bookmarklet: http://vimeo.com/38243275 

 

Healthy. Inspiring. 9/10

 

Curator's Code official web site: http://curatorscode.org/ 

 

N.B.: Too bad that the Curator's Code bookmarklet doesn't work with Scoop.it, as the one excludes the other. But you could save the two codes for the special attribution characters in a text note and copy and paste whicever you need. Given the need for simplicity and integration this is not an ideal solution but I am sure that between Maria and Guillaume at Scoop.it they will find a way to make this work easily for all. Maria and Guillaume: what do you say?

 

Note from Beth Kanter:   I originally discovered this post ᔥ Barbara Bray but traced it back to the original source Robin Good to rescoop it because I think it is important to give credit to the curator who discovered it.   To do this takes a little bit of extra time but it slows me down so I read the post, understand it, and give credit to the curator and source.  

 

What about you?   Do you rescoop it from the collection where your found it or do you look for the original curator who discovered it and give credit there?    

 

 

 


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Beth Kanter's comment, March 11, 2012 1:01 PM
Thanks Robin for sharing and curating this article with your summary. I discovered it via Barbara Bray's collection where she had re scooped your scoop -- [and if following the curator's code added a via]. I came over here to rescoop (with a via!) because you are the original source and one of the links was broken (you corrected it and added an update) thus reminding me the importance of going to the original source. Here on scoop.it you can just follow the trail of the rescoop icon.

I am disappointed that the bookmarklet doesn't work together with the scoop.it one - but it would be great to have it integrated. Now to figure out how to rescoop it with the characters.
Robin Good's comment, March 11, 2012 1:12 PM
Hi Beth, thanks for your kind feedback. I was just out today for a video interview with Nancy White here in Rome, and she mentioned you as someone she likes for your ability to curate and make sense of things.

Re the integration of the curators' code icons, I have received feedback from Guillaume De Cugies of Scoop.it that he has been exchanging with Maria Popova and that he is looking with her for a way to integrate the two.

For now you can simply install the Curators' Code bookmarklet and use the "via"<a href="http://www.curatorscode.org" target="_blank" style="font-family:sans-serif;text-decoration:none" >&#x1525;</a> or hat tip <a href="http://www.curatorscode.org" target="_blank" style="font-family:sans-serif;text-decoration:none" >&#x21ac;</a> icons by copying and pasting their code into your scoops manually. The problem, at least for me is, that the scoop.it editing window is in the same position where the Curators' Code bookmarklet is and therefore I can't see both at the same time.

In any case I think it would be trivial for Scoop.it or any other tool to integrate such buttons directly into their system without having us to use two different tools for one task.
Karen Dietz's comment, March 11, 2012 9:36 PM
Many thanks Robin for the help! Somehow I missed the article -- computer fatigue probably :) I read it earlier today and look forward to using the codes. I'm thrilled to hear that scoop.it is looking into integrating them into the platform. Thanks for keeping us updated on this new, and important twist, for curating. Cheers -- Karen
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Information Filtering and Curation as the Basis for New Business Models

Information Filtering and Curation as the Basis for New Business Models | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

This great piece was written by Tim Kastelle - it is one of the best articles on curation, the observations and insights take this to a whole new level. So much to digest, lots to ponder about the possibilities that await us in 2012 and beyond.

 

Here are some of the highlights:

 

**"We create economic value out of information when we figure out an effective strategy that includes aggregating, filtering and connecting." 

 

**"Filtering is what helps us deal with the vast amount of information available to us."

 

"...the real question is, how do we design filters that let us find our way through this particular abundance of information?

 

****And, you know, my answer to that question has been: the only group that can catalog everything is everybody." (Clay Shirky)

 

**We try to filter information so that we end up with something that is relevant to us – it helps us learn something, it helps us solve a problem, it helps us develop a new hypothesis about the world around us.

 

**These are all connections – and this is what really drives value creation.

 

**However, we can’t connect without some filtering going on. So filtering is important, and it’s a term that includes several different sub-types. I can think of at least five forms of filtering.

 

...we can use these ideas about filtering to help with business model innovation by changing where it takes place in the value network.

 

**One of Shirky’s points is that since Gutenberg, the economic logic of publishing required publishers (of books, music, movies) to act as filters in order to maximise their investment.

 

**As publishing and filtering has shifted out to human networks, publishers no longer need to fill this role.

 

**Someone (or some network) needs to, and since that creates value, it’s something that can perhaps be monetised.

 

This piece was curated by Robin Good brief commentary by Jan Gordon

 

Check this video: http://vimeo.com/8748509 

 

Read the full article by Tim Kastelle: http://timkastelle.org/blog/2010/04/five-forms-of-filtering 


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Martin Gysler's comment, December 30, 2011 12:12 PM
An interesting post, thank you for the share!
Beth Kanter's comment, December 30, 2011 1:47 PM
Thanks for picking this up out of Robin's stream. I personally love Harold Jarche model of Seek, Sense, Share - and have adapted as a framework to help those are just starting with curation ....
Karen du Toit's comment, December 31, 2011 4:42 AM
Thanks for this!
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How to Use “Curation” to Boost Content “Creation”

How to Use “Curation” to Boost Content “Creation” | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Heba Hosny, a guest blogger for Lauralee Walker

 

This article is full of wonderful tips for taking your curation to the next level and embellish your original content.

 

"Content curation rewards are not limited to branding and SEO; it can also enhance the visibility and the quality of your own content."

 

There are many things that caught my attention, here are just a few gems:

 

Curated Content Can Inspire Topics For Created Content

 

If you don't master this one, all the other tips won't make any sense

 

****Understand which topics are irresistible to your target audience

 

My Commentary:

 

I love this one!

 

Here's the tip

 

****Instead of taking the easy route of sharing the topic with your audience, write a blog post to "build on" it.

 

You can build on a topic in different ways:

 

**Beg to differ politely

 

**Provide additional tips and insights

 

**Ask clarifying question(s)

 

My Commentary:

 

This is a great way to add "context" it can start conversations, which invites others to add their comments, bring new observations and more information about a particular topic.

 

**A perfect segue to building relationships, community, doing business and increasing knowledge.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/sJs2I8]


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janlgordon's comment, November 22, 2011 3:21 PM
Hi Beth,
I agree with you, I love the feeling of community and the collective wisdom, and you know "curation resonates with me":-)
janlgordon's comment, November 22, 2011 3:22 PM
Thanks so much for rescooping and sharing on twitter:-)
Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project's comment, November 25, 2011 9:17 PM
This has me thinking critically about how we are integrating social media. Inviting interaction has been a huge challenge. We are stimulating new conversations in real world time, but that's not reflected in comments and so forth. I like using Scoop.It widgets to get the newest scoop onto the bog in a timely manner and take some time to reflect on post content.
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From Content Curation to People Curation

From Content Curation to People Curation | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Tony Karrer wrote this post on September 7, 2011 - I find it extremely relevant and am interested in looking at the possibility of curators collaborating on content around a specific topic and how that might evolve in the future.

 

I had the priviledge of listening to Clay Shirky today talk about harvesting collective wisdom and the implications of that. There are no accidents as this piece seems to be exploring an aspect of this subject.

 

Tony is reacting to a blog post he read, Ville Kilkku titled: Klout, Triberr, paper.li, and the future of content curation. He has some very good observations, too many to list but I've highlighted a few things to set the tone for the article.

 

Three Major Trends in Curation

 

**From individual content curators to crowdsourced content curation: Individuals cannot keep up with the pace of new content, even though they have better discovery tools than before.

 

**Crowdsourcing can, although it is not suitable for promoting radical new ideas: the dictatorship of the masses is unavoidably conservative.

 

**From manual to semi-automated content curation: Individual content curators are forced to automate as much of the process as possible in order to stay relevant.

 

**From content curation to people curation: When there is too much content, you vet the content creators, manually or automatically. Those who pass get exposure for all of their content.

 

****How do these trends interact? This is particularly interesting to me and it will be fascinating to watch this evolve.

 

****Social networking of the content creator is vitally important in order to create an audience as isolated content becomes increasingly difficult to discover and

 

****curation focuses on people instead of individual content.

 

**Build it, and they will come, is dead.

 

Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"

 

 

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http://www.aggregage.com/blog/curation/people-curation

 

 


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