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14 ways to add value when curating content

14 ways to add value when curating content | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Thinking of adding value should be the first stage in curation, PKM, or any professional online sharing.

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John Thomas's curator insight, February 5, 3:27 AM

Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It

SyReach's curator insight, July 7, 1:53 AM

SyReach Notes now offers a full coverage of personal KM needs: Seek with integrated watch module and search engines, Sense with note and article edition, linking and knowledge building. Share by email or publish to Scoop.it selected resources linked to your articles!

Joe Matthews's curator insight, September 29, 12:01 PM

Really thought provoking

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How Content Curation is reshaping learning organizations

How Content Curation is reshaping learning organizations | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
A framework for using Curation in a learning organisation

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bremont Alfredo's curator insight, January 20, 11:15 AM

insigths

ORG's curator insight, January 24, 12:13 AM

A new way of looking at the learning cycle next to the one from David Kolb.

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How Content Curation is reshaping learning organizations

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Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours

Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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. 


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 7, 8:22 AM

We've been analyzing the data from millions of curated pieces and looked at:

- Content curation traffic sources: Search vs Social

- Which social networks bring the most traffic? The best traffic?

- How often should you publish content?

- How's content quality impacting traffic?

- mobile vs desktop

- Social graph vs interest graph

... and what take aways this meant for content curators. 


Enjoy!


And tell us what you think: does it match your own experience?

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China GMO research funding slides - parliamentary adviser - Reuters UK

China GMO research funding slides - parliamentary adviser
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The government has urged its scientists to take a global lead in GMO, although it has been reluctant to commercialize GMO crops given public concerns over health risks.
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Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Award, 2014 | Atlas Systems

The Rethinking Resource Sharing (RRS) Innovation Award recognizes and honors an individual or institution for making changes to improve user access to information through resource sharing in a library, consortium, state ...
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LIS Trends: ARTICLE (2014) Academic library consortia in the ...

LIS Trends: ARTICLE (2014) Academic library consortia in the ... | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Ana Maria Balenbin Fresnido, Joseph Marmol Yap, (2014) "Academic library consortia in the Philippines: hanging in the balance", Library Management, Vol. 35 Iss: 1/2, pp.15 - 36. DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2013-0028 (Permanent ...
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Evaluating the Laura Bush 21st Century Grant Program - InfoToday.com

Evaluating the Laura Bush 21st Century Grant Program InfoToday.com Grantees included schools of library and information science (SLIS), colleges and universities, library consortia, library associations, not-for-profit organizations, and public...
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Dutch library consortium in move to OCLC Worldshare |UM ...

Dutch library consortium in move to OCLC Worldshare |UM ... | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
WorldShare says it provides an open cloud-based approach for sharing metadata, applications and innovation, enabling library consortia to collaborate at a national or regional level as well as connecting globally to raise ...
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Today and in Perpetuity: A Canadian Consortial Strategy for Owning and Hosting Ebooks

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is a provincial consortium of twenty-one publicly funded universities in Ontario, Canada. A consortially-built platform called Scholars Portal is our digital library for archiving ebook content and making it available 24/7 to university students and faculty. An Ebooks Committee has responsibility for coordinating the consortial acquisition of ebooks, within the context of an Information Resources Committee. This paper discusses the consortial strategy and philosophy for ebook licensing in OCUL, which involve a focus on ownership and local loading rights, for dual purposes of preservation and immediate access. Key processes, tools, and accomplishments of this innovative service model are highlighted.


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The DART-Europe E-theses Portal

DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia... access to European research theses http://t.co/6gCL1S4NRm
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11 innovations to fight food and water scarcity - GreenBiz.com (blog)

11 innovations to fight food and water scarcity - GreenBiz.com (blog) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
GreenBiz.com (blog) 11 innovations to fight food and water scarcity GreenBiz.com (blog) Precision agriculture is one of the unexpected bright spots in a new International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) report that examines 11 agricultural...
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Google Maps Gallery Now Offers Hundreds of Educational Maps to Use in Class | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Maps Gallery Now Offers Hundreds of Educational Maps to Use in Class | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Google Maps has recently released the Google Map Gallery which is a platform where you will have access to a wide range of map collections spanning different topics and subjects. I spent sometime browsing through the featured selections there and thought you might want to have a look as well.


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Collaboration, Curation and Creation, a Way to Digital Media Literacy

Collaboration, Curation and Creation, a Way to Digital Media Literacy | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Digital Media Literacy - ThingLink...

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Kevin Kochan's curator insight, March 3, 5:30 PM

Very interesting way of breaking down the skills needed to be a savvy media consumer.

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Brand content is not enough. Here's why and how brands can become media.


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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 19, 2013 5:53 PM

I am calling this movement "The Great Curate" Where the trend is for leaders in each industry to  share the best content available in their industry with as many people as possible. Companies such as Scoop.it stand to make millions in the curation business.Guillame Decugis makes a strong point that brands can build their presence and attract a higher level of traffic to their websites and product offerings without having to create new content by curating the best and sharing it. It's faster and much less expensive to curate than to create and distribute original conten.Companies can accomplish more in less time and for a lower cost. That could be fabulous.

Nick Hester's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:43 AM

You can curate content from all over the world and you do not have to  stick to the modern era to make your points... 

John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 9:37 AM

Brand content is not enough. Here's why and how brands can become media.

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Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human

Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

While the past favored those who could retain and process information efficiently, the future belongs to those who can imagine a better world and work with others to make it happen.


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TonnievanderZouwen's curator insight, February 28, 8:09 AM

Imagining a desired and feasible future is at the heart of a participative change process. Technology can support stakeholder involvement, but will never be able to replace it.  

internetdoctor's curator insight, March 4, 5:53 AM

While I understand some people wish everything was a computer.  The vast majority of humans need a physical and emotional connection...something "artificial intelligence" cannot give you.

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, March 7, 4:07 AM

I believe that we have to recenter the human machine relationship, and this must be done from school, letting young kids learn that they control the machine, and not the other way round.

Computational thinking and critical thinking are for humans.

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How to Promote Your Blog Content: 40+ Experts Share Marketing Tips

How to Promote Your Blog Content: 40+ Experts Share Marketing Tips | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
One challenge that content marketers face is getting traffic to their posts. Over 40 top bloggers and marketing experts share tips to promote content.

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, March 6, 7:11 AM

Once you have identified your target audience, you should also target a few important influencers (i.e., the individuals that heavily influence your audience) and reach out to them.


It’s much easier to promote content when you have your audience’s influencers amplifying your promotional efforts in your area of expertise like Content Marketing Best Practices



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How to Promote Your Blog Content: 40+ Experts Share Marketing Tips

Marianne Lalonde's curator insight, March 9, 2:03 PM

40 Experts share a few tips on how to get traffic to your blog. You're bound to pick something up here..

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Increase universities' research funding - Arizona Republic

Increase universities' research funding - Arizona Republic | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Increase universities' research funding
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The university system of research and education creates our next generation of scientists, doctors and inventors — maintaining America's global lead in innovation.
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Whither Library Consortia? | Collaborative Librarianship News

Whither Library Consortia? | Collaborative Librarianship News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Check out my editorial on consortia in the latest issue of Collaborative Librarianship v5, n3. Valerie Horton "There were two significant waves of consortia growth; the first in the 1960s and 1970s, and a second in the 1990s ...
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Evidence-Based Acquisition Expanded to US Consortia - Alexander ...

Evidence-Based Acquisition Expanded to US Consortia - Alexander ... | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
(FAIRFAX, VA) –The Arizona University Library Consortium has become the first library group in North America to join Alexander Street's pilot program for evidence-based acquisition (EBA) of video resources.
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Initiatives towards formation of academic library consortium in Malaysia

Conference: Academic Librarian 3 -- The Yin-Yang of Future Consortial Collaboration & Competition (a CUHK Library/JULAC Conference on the 50th Anniversary of...
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Home | CSAI Online

Home | CSAI Online | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

This website—recently launched by The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation, a partnership between WestEd and CRESST—contains extensive resources to help states, school districts, and schools implement the Common Core State Standards and prepare for consortia-based assessments. The comprehensive website contains an extensive library of reviewed and approved resources and tools, center-developed products, a state of the states interactive mapping guide, upcoming events and news, as well as assessment development updates.


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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:45 AM

WestEd & CRESST. (2013). The Center on Standards & Assessment Implementation. San Francisco, CA: WestEd; and Los Angeles, CA: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).

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JURA: a collaborative solution to Hong Kong academic libraries storage challenge

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Does social media really bring us closer to the reality of conflict?

Does social media really bring us closer to the reality of conflict? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Ellie Mae O'Hagan: Viewing conflict on Buzzfeed or Instagram doesn't guarantee authenticity: without context, any 'news' can be manipulated (Does social media really bring us closer to the reality of conflict?
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Remarks by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at Brown University: 'What is to be done, and what will I do?'

Remarks by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the Ogden Lecture at Brown University (Private sector is now source of 90% of #job creation in developing countries http://t.co/bAwduiG1Kg via...
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– Digital Literacy Partnership at Miami University

– Digital Literacy Partnership at Miami University | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The Center for Digital Scholarship is pleased to announce the launch of the Digital Literacy Partnership website which promotes the contributions of literacy, health, and technology on learning. This collaborative project ...
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