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

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Thinking of adding value should be the first stage in curation, PKM, or any professional online sharing.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:

Am I adding value? I will have to think more carefully in future. 

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 11:53 AM

14 ways to add value when curating content

SyReach's curator insight, July 7, 4:53 AM

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Joe Matthews's curator insight, September 29, 3:01 PM

Really thought provoking

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Content Curation for Journalism: Six Characterizing Traits by Mindy McAdams

Content Curation for Journalism: Six Characterizing Traits by Mindy McAdams | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
The Latin root of the noun curator means "to care." We know the word primarily in connection with museum collections, which may make some folks think of dusty old boring things, or preserving histo...

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Content curation is really important. This article explains why it is important for us to comment on why we selected and added any article. For this very reason I have selected it :) 

 

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Robin Good's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:13 AM



If you are into understanding the real value of content curation and what are the characterizing traist that make it so valuable and unique for the future of journalism and of our collective ability to stay informed, here is an evergreen "classic" on what curation specifically entails, synthesized and outlined by the Mindy McAdams.


When it comes to content curation, her list includes seven specific characterizing traits:


  1. Selection of the best representatives
  2. Culling
  3. Provide context
  4. Arrangement of individual objects
  5. Organization of the whole
  6. Expertise
  7. Updating


Her content curation identikit is as useful, truthful and relevant today as it was was 5 years ago when it was first published.



Content curation reference. Must-read. 9/10


Full post: http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/2008/curation-and-journalists-as-curators/ 



Question to you: Five years on, today, what would you add to these traits, that in your view, fully characterizes content curation?


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Nancy White's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:38 AM

I love the way examining curating from the perspective of other disciplines adds such richness to our definition and understanding of what it is, and what we are trying to accomplish with the act of curating. 

Amal Rafeeq's comment, October 4, 2013 12:02 PM
Well put mate :)