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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 | Medical Librarians Of the World (MeLOW) | 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 


Via Robin Good, Beth Kanter, Karen du Toit
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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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The quality, breadth, and timeliness of content updating vary substantially for 10 online medical texts

J Clin Epidemiol. 2012 Sep 10. pii: S0895-4356(12)00139-4.[Epub ahead of print]


The quality, breadth, and timeliness of content updating vary substantially for
10 online medical texts: an analytic survey.


 

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Deborah Verran's comment, October 6, 2012 11:13 PM
It is a challenge for online medical texts to truly "be up to date" hence why medical students and doctors have to source information from a number of sources. In the future it may well be that only the best in this business survive.
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Tuning out the white noise: marketing your library services

Keynote from the BLA Conference, July 2014. #BLAle14 This talk is all about communuication - specifically about how to make your communication stand out amid a… (RT @deanhendrix: This slideshare on #libraries communications is brilliant.
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Key to focus marketing! Good advice!

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The effect of a clinical medical librarian ... [J Med Libr Assoc. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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How much did your university pay for your journals?

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Economists reveal surprising variety in prices charged for journal bundles by three major academic publishers (RT @pfanderson: How much did your university pay for your journals?
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Emerging technologies in health libraries in 2014

For the Saskatchewan Health Libraries Association, May 2nd, 2014
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New journal to showcase undergraduate research | Forward with Integrity

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New journal to showcase undergraduate research at McMasterU http://t.co/XT32Ib3sPi #URE #librarians #medlibs
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HLWIKI Canada

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Another (updated) look at "rapid evidence reviews" 2014 http://t.co/G3dMMrNNMi #hlwiki #medlibs #canmedlibs

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Health literacy and consent forms: librarians support research on human subjects

#medlibs MT @beakybeecroft Brill article #healthlibrarians help researchers write consent form patients...understand! http://t.co/EszOQzcY8H
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Copyright and Readers : Faculty of Medical Sciences, UMCG policy e-...

Presentation by Jitka Vavra for Wenckeback Institute UMCG. Contact her for support on Readers.
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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

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We love Teacher Librarians! This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
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iCollaborative - MedEdPORTAL

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looks like MedEdPortal might be new possible home #medlibs http://t.co/x1xvPFY52o
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An introduction to open data , via HLWIKI Canada

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An introduction to open data http://t.co/zuiRmDlRji #opendata #canmedlibs #medlibs
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NN/LM MAR Value of Libraries Results / Data

@TonyNguyen411 @mehlibrarian yeah there's by region & other factors http://t.co/djhAkwgPjV #medlibs
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Medical Librarians Making a Difference - YouTube

Hear librarians share their personal stories and thoughts on how they strengthen the healthcare community through their research and dependability. Filmed at... (MT @wkhealth: How do med librarians make a difference?
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PubMed Update: Social Media Icons Added. NLM Technical Bulletin. 2014 Jul–Aug - Linkis.com

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RT @drjfrank: RT @LaurenMaggio: The #PubMed Abstract display now has #socialmedia icons http://t.co/kYO1iVsWrk #medlibs #meded
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Web-Based Technologies for Health Sciences Reference and Instruction

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(2014). Web-Based Technologies for Health Sciences Reference and Instruction. Medical Reference Services Quarterly: Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 283-291.
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CC Tools and Resources for Librarians and Libraries

Webinar I gave to librarians across the state of New York part of NY3R (http://www.ny3rs.org/). Abstract: Creative Commons are a librarian's best friend wh...
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"Research Data Management and the Health Sciences Librarian" by Andrew T. Creamer, Elaine R. Martin et al.

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Published as Chapter 10 "Research Data Management and the Health Sciences Librarian" in Health Sciences Librarianship edited by M. Sandra Wood. Chicago: Rowman & Littlefield and the Medical Library Association, 2014.
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Publishing: Credit where credit is due

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Liz Allen, Amy Brand, Jo Scott, Micah Altman and Marjorie Hlava are trialling digital taxonomies to help researchers to identify their contributions to collaborative projects.
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Science Boot Camps for Librarians 2014 | e-Science Community

4 #librarian boot camps to choose from this year #medlibs #scilibs http://t.co/0QWwR2XGGd
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Social Networking Sites Emerging and Essential Tools for Communication in Dermatology

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8 ways to target your library staff and users more effectively - Proud2Know

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the 5th edition of my book How to Read a Paper is out! @trishgreenhalgh

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RT @trishgreenhalgh: At last: the 5th edition of my book How to Read a Paper is out! http://t.co/Bq5FHV3clS via @loriekloda #medlibs #ebm
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Living Systematic Reviews: An Emerging Opportunity to Narrow the Evidence-Practice Gap

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PLOS Medicine is an open-access, peer-reviewed medical journal that publishes outstanding human studies that substantially enhance the understanding of human health and disease.
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Twitter as Continuing Education « eagledawg.net

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Increase librarians’ identification with medical and health care professionals

The mission of The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund, Inc. is to increase librarians’ identification with medical and health care professionals.
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