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Down-To-Earth Advice from a Professional Curator: Stanford Libraries Henry Lowood

Robin Good: Great advice for curators of all kinds from Henry Lowood, curator of the history of science and technology/ film and media at Stanford University libraries.

In this video 14'-minute long interview by Howard Rheingold, besides some interesting digression on curation as intended inside large "collecting" institutions, there is also some super-valuable and down-to-earth advice for the typical content curators out there.

 

Here my key takeaways [my own words]:

 

"Sometimes things are not what they seems to be.

 

Avoid terrible mistakes by going beyond the surface and thinking "like a detective". 

 

If you include in a collection things that may not seem what they look to be, because you have not explored them enough, you run a big risk of losing your reputation as a "trusted" curator for that topic. 

 

Those who are "experts" in that field, will easily spot those inconsistencies as they pay great attention to such details. 

 

It's therefore important to "slow down", and to look in depth at the context of the item you are "curating". 

Don't just post content because you have spotted content which has relevant "keywords" in it or the title makes it look enticing.

 

Go and look well and make sure it really is what you think it is."  

 

Must watch (especially from 12':25"on): 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svAkKGfacbo 

 

(Spotted by Beth Kanter)


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Beth Kanter's comment, February 3, 2012 12:37 AM
Ah, I like your new attribution - spotted. I saw this today, but didn't have the time to watch the whole thing and summarize what was in it because of the Komen disaster ... glad you summarized it! Will point peoople over here
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How to Share Content More Efficiently by Integrating Google Reader and Buffer

How to Share Content More Efficiently by Integrating Google Reader and Buffer | Curaduria de contenidos y Preservacion digital | Scoop.it

This piece is from Martin Geysler's collection - Social Media What We Think About it.

 

Excerpt:

 

If you subscribe to a lot of blogs and invest time in sharing useful content with your audience this workflow will help you streamline your process.

 

 

One of the most powerful dynamics of social media is the democratization of information. The more you can read, learn and share, the more value you should be able to extract from various digital channels.

 

Tapping into Web 2.0 to stay educated and informed is a labour intensive proposition.

 

**The tools are free but your time comes at a cost, so the more efficiently you can mange the process the better.

 

**If you subscribe to a lot of blogs (and other RSS feeds) and invest time in sharing useful content with your audience this workflow will help you streamline the process.

 

Before getting started there is one important caveat I need to mention.

 

**This is a broadcast tactic that will help you become more efficient at scheduling and sharing information. It’s one small piece of digital communication puzzle.

 

**To get the most out of social media you need to make connections and build relationships by engaging in real time. Enough said, let’s proceed.

 

Read more: http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/social-media-marketing/buffer-and-google-reader/


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 23, 2012 3:53 PM
I saw an article like this from Christopher Penn over the summer, he uses his iPad and flipboard to do this. I'm using buffer and find one of my best Twitter tools - if I can discipline my self to use it. The Chrome plugin helps a lot. But one of the things I've noticed is that I don't systemmatically read blogs as much as I did a few years back. Now, I look for particular Twitter lists, honed keywords, and specific sources. I need to get my discipline back around this ...