If you search and pay attention to the concept of “content curation”, you reach the conclusion that some users refer to “content curation” as “digital curation” - something which is likely to lead to confusion.
Digital Curation is the management and preservation of digital material to ensure accessibility over the long-term (1). It’s a discipline with embedded practice and research (2). Wikipedia displays a similar definition: “the process of establishing and developing long term repositories of digital assets for current and future reference by researchers, scientists, historians, and scholars.”
If you want to refer to: “the act of researching, finding, filtering, editing and collecting, valuable information resources into meaningful collections, guides or galleries to help a specific group of people make sense/learn or be updated on a specific topic” (3) then what you mean is Content Curation. That’s what you can do on Scoop.it - you curate or you aggregate (which is a step prior to content curation).
Time to ask: “Who curates those who curate the curators”?
Are you aware of the difference between Digital Curation and Content Curation or do you use the concepts interchangeably? Your feedback will be welcome.
(1) Abbott, D. (2008). What is Digital Curation? http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/briefing-papers/introduction-curation/what-digital-curation
(2) Higgins, S. (2011). The International Journal of Digital Curation Digital Curation : The Emergence of a New Discipline, 6(2), 78–88.
(3) Robin Good’s mindmap on Content Curation For Education And Learning (http://www.mindomo.com/mindmap/content-curation-for-education-and-learning-robin-good-emerge2012-98ccaad217074a07b9bff8b76effab8e)
Via Paula Silva, catspyjamasnz