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Ask what value you can add

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Excellent list of 14 ways to add value to the things you curate.

 

"Ross Dawson’s five ways of adding value to information are a good start at sense-making techniques, with my short explanations appended.

Filtering: separating signal from noise, based on some criteria.Validation: ensuring that information is reliable, current or supported by research.Synthesis: describing patterns, trends or flows in large amounts of information.Presentation: making information understandable through visualization or logical presentation.Customization: describing information in context.

In 1936, James Mangan, a most interesting character, identified several skills for acquiring knowledge (via Maria Popova).

Practice: This is absolutely critical. It is primarily through experience – performance  – reflection that we learn.Get it from yourself: Sometimes it’s better to work things out for yourself than get a quick answer from someone else.Walk around it: Looking at something from a different perspective, especially away from the mainstream, can give new insights.Experiment: Use a constant probe – sense – respond approach with work and learning.

Robin Good picked up on the theme of sense-making, and identified five more curation skills, with my comments:

Comparing: With increasing complexity, and obfuscation by competing interests, being able to compare related items becomes more valuable. Imagine if someone could compare all your mobile telephone options in a clear, simple way. Good comparisons are quite useful.Finding related items: Collecting a series of resources on a subject over time can be useful, and save others time. For example, I have several bookmarks on shareable workspaces that I have passed on to many people interested in starting a work commons.Illustrating / Visualizing: Good info-graphics are very useful, but too often they obscure. Visualizing takes great skill but can be exceptionally useful.Evaluating: Being able to set criteria and evaluate from a neutral point of view can add real value to what otherwise would just be data. Nate Silver has made a living from this.Crediting & Attributing: While attribution may just seem like a nice thing to do, it is very important to trace how knowledge is constructed. With proper attribution to the original source, you can then make changes if evidence or circumstances change."
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My daily PKM routine (practices and toolset)

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Harold Jarche is a leading authority on Personal Knowledge Management, which he describes as a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, and work more ...

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The Art of Discovering Pearls Inside the Sand: How, Tools and Skills Advice from Beth Kanter

The Art of Discovering Pearls Inside the Sand: How, Tools and Skills Advice from Beth Kanter | Pin it to Win it: Curation Strategies for PKM | Scoop.it

Content curation - the process of finding, organizing, and  sharing topical, relevant content for your audience that supports your nonprofit's engagement or campaign goals (or your professional learning) begins with "Spotting the Awesome." 


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Robin Good's comment, May 6, 2014 1:32 PM
Thank you Beth, hehe. It was meant to be "in the ocean", but then I found that great picture and decided to move onto "sand".

Thank you so much for referencing my work and for highlighting, as we all must learn to do more often, the good stuff you found in it.
David Collet's curator insight, May 6, 2014 11:24 PM

I like this.

 

Long ago, in a former life, I used to get newspaper articles passed to me each day that were relevant to my job and/or my aspirations. I would take the necessary hour or so each day to remain current with world affairs related to what I did or where I wanted to go.

 

Curation is a lot like that except it is more global in concept. 

 

This article talks about how to do this in the best way.

Library Staff's curator insight, May 8, 2014 9:58 PM

How did this dog "spot the awesome"? A nose for it…That's what good content curators do.

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Using Flipboard to Follow Conference Tweets

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My Twitter stream has been peppered with some great tweets from the KMWorld 2013 conference and I was compelled to seek out more shared nuggets of wisdom coming out of the conference.  But when I s...
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Curation, Just Like PKM, Is About Adding Value To Help Sense-Making | Harold Jarche

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"...I want to point out that people with better PKM skills, an ability to create higher value information, and a willingness to share it, will become more valued members (nodes) in their professional networks." (Harold Jarche)

 

Robin Good: In this short article analyzing the PKM (personal knowledge management) process it is interesting to note the strong affinity it has with curation.

 

"The critical part of PKM is in personalizing information and experience, or to use a business term, adding value.

 

Ross Dawson shows five ways to add value to information (my examples/descriptions follow):

 

1) Filtering (separating signal from noise, based on some criteria)

 

2) Validation (ensuring that information is reliable, current or supported by research)

 

3) Synthesis (describing patterns, trends or flows in large amounts of information)

 

4) Presentation (making information understandable through visualization or logical presentation)

 

5) Customization (describing information in context)."

 

More info and examples presented in the article do not seem to include yet the appearance of a trusted news curator as a means to develop such PKM, which although is defined as "an individually created process", it could rely in the near future not just on tools, but also on the filtering and curation work of other humans.

 

Or not?

Thoughtful. 8/10. 

 

Full article: http://www.jarche.com/2010/03/sense-making/ ;


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CBT Feeds's curator insight, April 2, 2014 7:20 AM

Very interesting.

Joe Matthews's curator insight, September 29, 2014 2:35 PM

Not only is this an interesting insight to better understand how people can add value but this is also applicable for libraries and museums