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" [...] ideas exchange about what free software products you’ve been able to make use of in your library or organization. Please submit an entry to the poll below!!- Managing Electronic Resources
- Reference Statistics with Zoho Creator
- Create Your own Personal Knowledge Base
- Create Your Own Library Social Media Monitoring Dashboard"
Poll here: http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/2012/free-software-for-libraries-ideas-exchange/
There are many tools available to help academics be more productive, and we have spent, now, almost two years in talking about them. We have mostly concentrated on tools useful to any academic, or librarian. Now, however, I would like to start a series of posts discussing the tools for specific disciplines. Why? While most of you in our readership are academic librarians, we do have some researchers and other kinds of librarians. Any of you researching or helping a researcher find and use information might benefit from finding out what tools are useful in a particular discipline. The truth is that different areas of studies differ widely in what they are trying to accomplish and so in the tools they need to get their work done.
Tool diversi per diversi scopi. Da leggere tutto ed approfondire
Excerpt from article by Mashable:"How each story is told is as important as the story itself," begins the promo video for Facebook's new much-hyped Paper app.The app mixes curated news feeds with your Facebook timeline to create a platform that integrates news discovery and sharing into your timeline. With its tiled layout and gesture-based user interface, it feels very similar to Flipboard's suite of apps. We put both apps side by side to see how the two stack up. Here's how they compare:
Both use a tiled layout that displays news in a grid. But while Flipboard's design puts content first, Paper puts Facebook first, emphasizing interacting with your Facebook friends and timeline whenever possible.Both apps rely heavily on gestures for navigation.
When it comes to finding and reading news, the two apps take very different approaches. Simply put, Flipboard is an aggregator while Paper is a curator.Flipboard, with its customized RSS, topic-based feeds and themed magazines, places importance on personalization first, discovery second.Paper puts discovery first, telling users what stories they should pay attention to, while emphasizing interacting with friends on Facebook.Users can subscribe to the app's topic-based news sections, create customized "magazines" based around their interests, or use the app like an RSS feed to subscribe to specific sources.
Sharing and social media integration is at the heart of any news discovery app. Unsurprisingly, social media integration with Flipboard is much more subtle, while Paper puts Facebook front and center.Facebook may be venturing into the news curation business with Paper, and it may be one of the first of many standalone apps from the social media giant, but the company is still very much emphasizing Facebook as the vehicle for news curation and discovery.
Flipboard is great for collecting all the news you want to read from the sources you like. And if you rely on Flipboard as an aggregator, Paper won't be a replacement. Paper is more of a Facebook app than a "news" app, and it's best suited for those looking to share and discover content with friends.Flipboard is available for web, iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire and Nook. Paper is currently iPhone only..."Each point is analyzed with more information. Read full and detailed article:http://mashable.com/2014/02/04/facebooks-paper-vs-flipboard/
Otro debate interesante
Facebook's Paper vs. Flipboard
Facebook seems to be testing the waters. Imagine if Paper is really popular, the company will add features.
Custom timelines give you more control over how Tweets are organized and delivered on the Twitter platform.
Using Tweetdeck you can created curated collection of tweets from an event, theme, or whatever you want.
Custom timelines are a new type of timeline you control: you create the timeline, give it a name, and select which Tweets to add, either by hand or programmatically using the API. Timelines are public, have their own pages on twitter.com, and can easily be embedded on your website.
Tweetdeck can be used to set it up
Here's an example of digital diplomacy from 2013 that was crowdsourced but looks like tweets were added manually
Not sure why I would use this in lieu of Storify which can capture other types of resources.
''Abbiamo passeggiato per Finale questa mattina, osservando la messa in sicurezza e la ricostruzione di questo bel paese che ha ancora tanta strada da fare. Per il centro storico, con il naso verso il cielo abbiamo fotografato gli edifici pubblici…''
Fotografie di Carolina Paltrinieri http://carolinapaltrinieri.wordpress.com/occhi-su-finale/
Per il momento, cerchiamo di imparare come si usa un sistema informativo geografico, o meglio un Gis, leggendo "Learning QGis 2.0", un nuovo libro di Anita Graser, composto di 110 pagine, divise in 5 capitoli.
C'è chi avverte la necessità di maggiore accesso ai frutti della ricerca scientifica. E chi si organizza per ottenerla.
C’è chi avverte la necessità di maggiore accesso ai frutti della ricerca scientifica. E chi si organizza per ottenerla.
È in questi casi che diventa utile il pulsante open access, un arguto progetto open source supportato da Medsin-UK e dalla Right to Research Coalition. La mission di Open Access Button, sintetizzabile nel motto tracciare e mappare l’impatto dei paywall un clic alla volta, è articolata in tre obiettivi fondamentali:
Dal punto di vista tecnico, il pulsante altro non è che un bookmarkletda aggiungere al proprio browser e su cui cliccare tutte le volte che ci troviamo davanti a un accesso riservato. Cliccando, il browser apre una finestra laterale in cui è possibile inserire alcuni dati essenziali sull’articolo e sul motivo della nostra esigenza di leggerlo, per inviare tali dati ai gestori del servizio. In questo modo, da un lato Open Access Button permette di tenere traccia dei casi di closed access, dall’altro si riserva di rispondere alla nostra segnalazione con informazioni più precise per reperire comunque l’articolo, come ad esempio un link sconosciuto ai motori di ricerca.
'Quando lo strumento si diffonderà saranno tempi duri per gli editori di riviste scientifiche a pagamento. Va detto infine che, trattandosi di un progetto open source anche dal punto di vista della tecnologia sottostante, è ovviamente possibile collaborare e segnalare bug e migliorie.'
[SONO GIà TEMPI DURI, MI SA..]
Excerpt from the article by Pawan Deshpande and published on Content Marketing Institute:"Many content curators are still unsure about what constitutes ethical curation, and how they can share third-party content without running afoul of copyright laws. Here’s our 10-step checklist to help you curate ethically and effectively.1. Draw from a variety of sources;2. Prominently link to the original source;3. Avoid “nofollow” links;4. Quote sparingly;5. Insert your own point of view;6. Fill in the gaps;7. Use thumbnail images;8. Give readers the option to close an iFrame or share bar;9. Add a new title;10. Claim Google authorship, as appropriate..."Each step is analyzed with more information. Read full original article here:http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2013/11/ethical-content-curation-checklist
Excellent steps to look at how you are doing Content Curation.
This is interesting and worth having.
Content Curation: 10 Tips To Help You Curate Ethically
Digital Librarianship & Social Media: the Digital Library as Conversation Facilitator
Robert A. SchrierSyracuse Universityraschrie@syr.edu doi:10.1045/july2011-schrier
Digital collections marketing is an important, yet often ignored aspect of digital collection management. While many collections are laudable for the quality of their pictures, metadata, and preservation techniques, they often remain obscure, unknown, and therefore inaccessible to their intended user populations. One of the ways digital librarians can cultivate a broader awareness of their collections is through social networking. More importantly, digital librarians who participate in conversations with users through the use of social media become inextricably intertwined with the knowledge creation processes relevant to their collections. This paper presents a set of five general principles (listening, participation, transparency, policy, and strategy) that provide digital librarians with straightforward, concrete strategies for successfully integrating social media into a digital library's overall strategic plan. In addition to these concrete strategies, I also explain the theoretical importance of each principle and its relevance for establishing a rapport with current and potential users of a digital collection.
Great article! Social Media helping to promote digital collections!
Le slide del seminario sulla content curation tenuto il 13 novembre 2013 per l'Ordine dei Giornalisti del Veneto (Pro e contro della #contentcuration | #odgcontent | http://t.co/wJIRaCFxta | via ...
Bella carrellata di strumenti e temi
Usare i contenuti generati dagli utenti nella copertura giornalistica apre un ventaglio amplissimo di opportunità, ma presenta anche alcune controindicazioni, prima fra tutte quella relativa alla necessità di verificare la bontà del materiale che si intende adoperare. Il punto sull'argomento con vari esempi di strumenti e servizi che aiutano le redazioni nella gestione degli Ugc.
Dice benissimo Federico Guerrini: "...Usare i contenuti generati dagli utenti nella copertura giornalistica apre un ventaglio amplissimo di opportunità, ma presenta anche alcune controindicazioni, prima fra tutte quella relativa alla necessità di verificare la bontà del materiale che si intende adoperare..." Vi siete accorti che, QUASI SEMPRE e soprattutto a livello nazionale, sulla geografia delle Dolomiti, ci sono "poche idee ma ben confuse"?
Un esempio di ieri.
QUANDO:Ieri 16 novembre 2013.
ANSA.IT http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/collection/regioni_trentino/11/16/Grande-frana-monte-Civetta_9632361.htmlERRORE 1:
ANSA.it > Regioni > Trentino-Alto Adige/Suedtirol > News
Il Civetta è in Veneto e la notizia finisce nelle news di Trentino-Alto Adige/Suedtirol.
"...Una frana di grandi dimensioni si è staccata dal versante nord ovest del Civetta, nelle Dolomiti di Cortina..."
Bastava andare su Wikipedia:http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Civetta
O essere iscritti al Gruppo DoloMitici!https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201048128625972&set=pcb.10152073015658274&type=1&theater (Immagine di Roberto Bortoli)
Concludo con una considerazione di poco tempo fa:
A noi delle Dolomiti,non ci piacciono i Confini.Ci piace l'Orizzonte.
Dario Ganz | DolomitiHeart.it
Il link a questo Post.it:http://sco.lt/6fzd4b
Browse hand-picked collections of webpages and curate your own.
Crea colecciones de páginas Web navegables con Nextly
Nextly es una aplicación web gratuita que te permite crear colecciones de páginas web por las que puedes navegar de forma fácil como si realizaras un tour en cualquier dispositivo.
Es potencialmente una valiosa herramienta de curaduría de contenidos para organizar conjuntos específicos de artículos y distribuirlos en un formato que es eficaz y de fácil acceso. También se puede utilizar como un nuevo lector eficaz y como herramienta de descubrimiento de prensa y contenidos.
I'm going to have to investigate this further to see how practical it REALLY is. It seems like every week there's something else like this that comes out.
One thing that occurs to me thought: I wonder if it would be possible to use this or tools like it, to create sellable content...some new type of curated content ebook?
In the news:
The New York TimesTechmemehttp://pandodaily.com/2013/10/24/nextlys-curated-browser-provides-an-alternative-to-scammy-news-readers/
Un numero di visitatori inaspettato, oltre 14.000 in un anno di mostra: è anche a motivo della grande risposta da parte del pubblico che il Museo Benedettino e Diocesano d’Arte Sacra di Nonantola h...
Content curation is not just collecting, it's also sharing. And whatever our motivation, we curate content to have an impact so understanding where our traffic comes from is important. During our first 2 years of existence, the Scoop.it users have published more than 50M pieces of content attracting more than 100M unique visitors so we've been in a great position to observe not only where this traffic came from but also what best practices had the strongest influence on it. So we’ve analyzed all the content curated, published and shared through Scoop.it. This post is about sharing these data and learnings so you can be more effective with your content curation. Continue reading →
freeDive allows anyone to use Google spreadsheets to build searchable databases that can be personalized, curated and published online.
Key features include:
Free to use.
Built by Len De Groot and Scot Hacker
Looks like a useful - and free to use - resource for the commited data analyst/researcher.
How to become a curation king / queen. Traditionally, a curator researches and puts together a collection which speaks to a narrative and / or serves a larger idea in art galleries and / or museums...
I think there is great ebenfit in refining the processes described into a pathway for self-directed and collaborative learning.
Les compétences de la curation
Great tips on duration..a resource that I'm finding to be valuable.
Excerpt from article written and curated by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia:"Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.Enormous progress has been made since the early days of the first news curation tools to what is available today, but yet, I feel we have only barely scratched the surface.To illustrate what I expect to see on this front, here is a panoramic tour of the traits, features, patterns and trends that I expect will characterize the future of digital content curation tools, organized into specific feature areas.1) Display Formats of Curated Content CollectionsThe first area in which I expect to see lots of improvement and innovative ideas is the one of how a curated collection or stream can be displayed to the user.This is one of the most underestimated and underutilized areas of improvement for content curation tools.2) Slicing and DicingSome of the present-day content curation tools, including Scoop.it, Spundge and several others, do allow you to tag and filter content but none provides a direct facility to easily create sub-sets that gather together collection items with the same characteristics.3) Micro - MacroOne other badly needed feature, that I hope will see its way in some of the leading content curation tools, is the ability to instantly switch from a bird’s eye view of a topic to the detailed view of a specific information item.4) RecurateAnother area that offers great opportunities for innovation and for the introduction of new useful features is the one covering the ability to assess, managing inventories, organize and curate one’s own existing assets.5) News DiscoveryThe main problem with news discovery arises from the fact that quality filters and algorithms capable of both fully understanding the topic of interest, not just by way of a keyword or a hashtag but by semantic inference, and capable of identifying the relevant sources among so many noise-making content marketers reposting other people stuff, are not easy to build.The best way to uncover, identify and identify new quality sources and content items may be to employ a balanced mix of automated search filters augmented by human curators that can supervise, edit, refine and improve on what is gathered by the algos.6) OwnershipThe main benefit offered by content curation platforms that require you to curate and publish first via their systems (Scoop.it, Pinterest, etc.) is that they provide you with an existing broad audience readily interested in your content. For someone just starting out online, this can be a huge booster.The con side of the equation is that your rights on what you have curated as well as the physical ownership of that content is not under your control anymore. And for those already having good visibility and reputation online, this may not be the most attractive proposition.7) Credit and AttributionFor professional curators the need to properly and systematically credit and attribute the content and sources utilized is not a secondary matter. Discovery of new interesting content is at the heart of the curator job, and facilitating the exchange on meta-data that provides credit and hints as to who has been of help in discovering something will increasingly be a highly valued activity..."Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here:http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part1/
Scooping this to basically reference it for more tips on curating. We are all works in progress.
With billions of people connected through social media and directly connected with email traditional curators of news and other content have had their business models destroyed but it has not surprisingly taken many years for better models to emerge.
The widsom of crowds is well known but so is their stupidity (stock market crashes, group think, lowest common denominator in election outcomes...). Better curating tools and systems are beginning to show that valuable curators of the worlds content are able to find their audience and enrich the world with deep insight that replace the extremely low numbers of curators of the past (news paper barons).
Some of these curators will be paid and others do it just for the joy of it. Collectively they will reshape thinking and ultimately the world.
Thinking of adding value should be the first stage in curation, PKM, or any professional online sharing.
Adding value can be as small as : what touched me in this article ? what resonates for me ? any sensible way to express your P.O.V. actually !
Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It
14 ways to add value when curating content
Download blog.it (Blog) Twitter, ecco tutti i numeri nel mondo Download blog.it (Blog) L'indagine di PeerReach su Twitter è molto interessante, perché fornisce informazioni piuttosto dettagliate sul pubblico del social network in Italia, cosa che...
Living Stories provide a new, experimental way to consume news, developed by a partnership between Google, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. In Li...
Google Living Stories is an experimental project by Google that showcased (over a brief period between 2009 and 2010) how technology could be used effectively to provide a new, richer and more effective way to organize, serve and present news stories online.
In the Living Stories model, each story is a stream that is continuously updated over time with new updates, additional stories, images, and other multimedia resources that are published over time.
These are organized on the page in a way that provides maximum accessibility to the reader, allowing him to skim, explore, filter or dig in depth into any category or specific item.
Nonetheless abandoned by Google, Living Stories remains a very inspiring example of how automated news aggregation and manual curation, both required in heavy doses to achieve this type of results, could provide a truly innovative mode of producing and offering access to news information.The greatest news of all is that Google has left the model, examples and infrastructure for using and improving upon it available to everyone for free.
"The Living Stories code is available as open-source for anyone to use on their own sites at: http://code.google.com/p/living-stories/"
Must see. 9/10
Free to study, use and adopt.
More info and examples: http://livingstories.googlelabs.com/
WordPress plugin: https://code.google.com/p/living-stories/wiki/WordpressInstallation
Google extends strengthens its grip on news. Goog luck to small players!
Excerpt from article by Robert Rose and published on Content Marketing Institute:"Content curation is a means by which we either supplement or promote our brand’s point of view to our specific audiences within the context of how the “world” is talking about that particular topic. We see it as a spectrum of activities that evolve from one point to the next:- Simple aggregation and collection of content (with or without a distinct point of view)- Active curation and promotion of a point of view using that collection as a source- Aggregation and curation of user-generated content and social conversation around reported events or news in order to build an engaged community- Active real-time coverage of events and “newsroom” coverage of events around trending topicsIf you want to use curation but are not sure how it could fit into your content marketing strategy, consider these four business benefits. 1. "Taming the firehose of content"Many content marketers still struggle with “feeding the beast” of content and look to content aggregation tools to help them filter — and provide topical relevance to — content they may want to deploy for any of the approaches mentioned above. 2. Faster, more agile content marketing Beyond social listening tools, content curation and aggregation tools (especially those that also pull in conversations) can help a brand be “in tune” with what’s happening in real time.3. Adding points of view and distinct experiences Many content curation tools approach the curation idea from this perspective — where the content marketer has not only the capability to aggregate the content in a “portal” type of interface, but also to organize and add new content, and package it all in a way that may create an entirely new type of experience. 4. Empowering and engaging target audiencesJeff Ernst, Vice President of Marketing at Forrester Research, has been quoted as saying, “Consumers don’t buy your product or service, they buy your approach to solving their problem.” This is certainly a core tenet of content marketing, and the idea of giving audiences both the incentive and the power to aggregate around a branded approach to a particular topic is an attractive one.Evaluating content curation solutionsThe content curation space has extraordinary diversity in differentiating technology. While some are, quite literally, just using basic web searches to aggregate content based on themes, other solutions have incredibly sophisticated semantic and indexing technologies that could ultimately provide true differentiating value to the business — or an acquiring company.We recommend developing a more thorough evaluation of the benefits a curation and conversation management process should achieve for your business.Here are some questions you may want to ask:- What sources can the tool curate content from? RSS feeds? Twitter? LinkedIn? Facebook?- How can the tool help me filter the best info?- Can it curate content that’s created in-house across different channels?[...and many others]..."Read full, original and interesting article here:http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2013/11/content-curation-solutions/
Untukmu Temang-temang...:) f u my friends
La curation vue sous l'angle du marketing - pour nous aider à l'utiliser comme outil de travail collaboratif
Translation into Italian of pearltrees.com help pages
Spunti nuovi ed antichi per il web ormai maggiorenne
A brilliant way to quote
Kwout is a web app that allows you to grab any portion of any web page, including text and images and to easily post it on your site, blog or on your preferred social media channel.
To use Kwout you install a Firefox add-on or the Chrome extension and whenever you see content you want to "quote" you click the Kwout button and then you select the part of the page you want to quote with your mouse.
At this point you can select whether to share, tweet or embed your selected quote whereever you like. A unique feature makes it possible for all of the links contained in the part of the page you grabbed to remain fully active and clickable.
Kwout archives also all of the "quotes" you create and can auto-generate a page that shows your history of cited content.
P.S.: This is not a new tool and it has not been updated since 2011 but it is still working fine.
Try it out now: http://kwout.com/
Firefox add-on: http://kwout.com/help/addon
Chrome extension: http://kwout.com/help/extension
Added to the Content Curation Tools directory page here:
Captura cualquier parte de una página Web o post para incrustarla en cualquier lugar con Kwout
Kwout es una aplicación web que te permite capturar cualquier parte de cualquier página web, incluyendo el texto y las imágenes y te permite publicarla fácilmente en tu sitio, blog o en su canal de medios sociales preferido.
Para utilizar Kwout debes instalar un complemento o extensión de Firefox o Chrome y cada vez que veas algún contenido que deseas "citar" debes hacer clic en el botón "Kwout" y luego seleccionas la parte de la página que deseas capturar con el ratón.
En este punto puedes seleccionar si deseas compartir, tweetear o si deseas integrar la cita seleccionada en el lugar que prefieras.
Una característica única hace posible que todos los enlaces contenidos en la "captura" permanezcan en plena actividad y te lleven al lugar indicado al hacer clic.
Al mismo tiempo todas las "citas" y archivos que crees con Kwout pueden generar automáticamente una página que muestra el historial de los contenidos citados.
PS: Esta herramienta no es nueva y no ha sido actualizada desde 2011, pero todavía está trabajando muy bien.
De uso libre.
Risorsa utile ( e gratuita) per il Fact-Checking
Verification Junkie is an excellent free online resource curating the most relevant tools for fact-checking and verification of online content.
"A growing directory of tools for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media and user generated content."
For each tool collected, Josh Stearns has provided a detailed description, and relevant links.
My comment: Verification Junkie is a great resource I would recommend to anyone writing or publishing online as well as a great example of an effective curated tools collection.
Excellent resource. A must go to for online journalists. 8/10
See also: http://verificationjunkie.com/about
I'd love to hear any experiences with this ...
General useful tools?