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Technology & innovations in libraries and their impact on learning, research & user / Singapore iatul keynote

My keynote for the 33rd IATUL (International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries) conference in Singapore.

 

"Keynote speaker, Joe Murphy, delivers his presentation on the topic,  Technology & innovations in libraries and their impact on learning, research and user, on Day 2 on the theme "Technology & New Media" of the 33rd IATUL Conference held at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, 4-7 June 2012."

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Content Creation Vs. Curation: Curators Are The New Media Editors

Robin Good: John McCarus, SVP for Brand Content at Digitas, ignites an interesting panel about content creation vs content curation.

 

This is the second in a series of three videos highlighting a 2012 conversation on the future of media on the social web organized by Ben Elowitz, CEO of Wetpaint.

The nicely edited video, brings up in its four minutes, some valuable takes and opinions on how curation is perceived, used and modulated to achieve different results and objectives.

 

From mere republishing and copying of someone else materials without attribution or credit (certainly not something to be categorized under "curation") to the new cadre of emerging journalists, who not only write, but also monitor, research, pre-digest and cull the most interesting content - not written by them - for their own audiences.

 

Key takeaways:


“A curator is an editor, essentially. You become a trusted source by doing the hard work for your audience and telling them what’s important, whether you’ve written it or not.

Traditionally that’s been the role of great newspapers; now that function is being spread across the web.”
Erick Schonfeld, TechCrunch


- Publishers have a love / hate relationship with curators.

 

- Curators help to expand a publisher’s reach, but the publisher risks losing credit (and traffic).

 

- Curators who link back and republish only enough to pique interest will keep publishers happy.

 

“It’s like the forest episode of Planet Earth: the animal eats the nectar and sort of destroys the plant but spreads the pollen all over.”

Jason Hirschhorn, Media ReDEFined

 

 

Original video: http://vimeo.com/37553245 

 

Full article: http://digitalquarters.net/2012/02/video-rebooting-media-think-tank-content-creation-vs-curation/ 

 

>>Very valuable to Information Professionals as well!


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Jeff Makana's comment, March 2, 2012 12:34 AM
Great improvements on delivery of content Robin, Your analysis give the reader added insights. In support and solidarity!
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How can Libraries Support Students Live and Learn with Digital Media?

How can Libraries Support Students Live and Learn with Digital Media? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

C. Shoemaker, H. Martin, B. Joseph (2010) How Using Social Media Forced a Library to Work on the Edge in Their Efforts to Move Youth From “Hanging Out” to “Messing Around, Journal of Media Literacy Education 2:2 (2010) 181 – 184

 

Full Text Research Paper.

 http://altechconsultants.netfirms.com/jmle1/index.php/JMLE/article/view/123/78

 

 

"In 2009, Mimi Ito released Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media, a book composed of 23 related studies. These ethnographic studies interrogated how learning is being experienced by teens via informal uses of digital media. The title refers to the framework around how youth learn through digital media and networked spaces, a kind of learning that is quite often invisible to adults who often confuse it with playing, wasting time or, at worst, as undermining youth’s ethical values and social competencies. This collection of studies, however, finds that these three different modes of participation with digital media, in fact, support the development of a wide range of new media literacies. This is the challenge offered by Ito and the one recently taken up by the New York Public Library. This worked example is not designed to report the successes or failure of this pilot project. Rather, it is intended to explore and take a critical look at the obstacles encountered along the way and discuss how they were negotiated. Finally, it will leverage Ito’s framework to provide context to understand what it means to use digital media for learning and how to apply these lessons learned, both for this organization and others."


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