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Social media activities for libraries, Infographic by Phil Bradley

Social media activities for libraries, Infographic by Phil Bradley | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Some ideas to try out! This is made available under Creative Commons licensing, so you are free to take a copy of this and use it yourself without having to ask me.
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Content Curation for the School Librarian

Content Curation for the School Librarian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it


Robin Good: "Content Curation and the School Librarian" is the featured article for the latest issue of Knowledge Quest magazine.


Authored by Nikki D. Robertson the article illustrates some of content curation key strengths, how the author has utilized content curation for her academic projects, and popular curation tools for those interested in exploring the field further.


PDF download here: http://bit.ly/QgtjwU





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Beryl Morris's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:05 AM

Convinced of the need to be a conent curator in my school - looking for the best way to start this, how to implement a manageable plan and ways to increase my content curation competency.

 

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:44 PM

With students accessing different kinds of material and the same material in different ways, the OPAC and vertical file may not be the best way to lead your students to the best content.  This article shows differing ways of attacking the problem.

 

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13 Content Curation sites for bloggers | Infographic by Women in Ecommerce

13 Content Curation sites for bloggers | Infographic by Women in Ecommerce | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
13 Content Curation Sites for Bloggers... and content providers Simple infographic style! (13 Content Curation Sites for Bloggers... and content providers Simple infographic style!

 

>> Useful to librarians and researchers as well!


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How Long Before You Will Scoop.it Instead of Google It?

How Long Before You Will Scoop.it Instead of Google It? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Services like Scoop.it depend on a community of millions of hardworking experts who wonder what to do with the wealth of knowledge and wisdom they have accumulated in life and are happy to share it."

 

Written by blogger Shred Pillai on the Huffington Post, this vibrant praise of Social Curation in general and Scoop.it in particular, points out the changes we're seeing in the way we look for information. From basic search, we now look more and more for meaning and context from human experts.

 

Beyond information, we want knowledge.

 

And this is what Curation is all about.

 

As he concludes: "At the end of the day, Scoop.it, which is free, is the right answer for information seekers and providers as well as the experts who like to show off their expertise."


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lelapin's comment, June 17, 2012 3:46 AM
I may be wrong but I don't see this happening any time soon.
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10 Steps To Curate Your Social Media Content With Scoop.it for Increased Value

10 Steps To Curate Your Social Media Content With Scoop.it for Increased Value | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

If you want learn more about social media curation and/or start your own scoop.it you should read this excellent and detailed blog post from Shirley Williams. [note mg]

 

Are you asking the following questions: “What is social media curation?” and “How does it add value?” Are you like many business owners trying to get your head around curation and the associated benefits? Well I have come to realize, you are not alone!

 

In an earlier post I defined curation. In this post I would like us to revisit that definition and share how value can be gained by demonstrating how to use Scoop.it.

 

Reminder of What’s Social Media Curation?

 

With the exponential growth of social networks and blogs, the amount of information on the internet can be overwhelming and time consuming. Consequently, the role of the social media curator has become increasingly more attractive. Social media curation is when you filter, select, review and reposition quality content on the web for a specific audience and/or topic...

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/IRXDad


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angel Graham's comment, May 8, 2012 6:45 PM
These are all very good things. I do some already. Some I need to implement. Thank you.
Martin Gysler's comment, May 9, 2012 5:17 AM
You're welcome Angel. I'm glad if you learned something new to improve your know-how!
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Digital Curation & Sweet Scoopage | The Daring Librarian

Digital Curation & Sweet Scoopage | The Daring Librarian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Educon Curation Slideshare here: http://www.slideshare.net/joycevalenza/curationeducon

 

Resources for curation also included.


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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 10, 2013 8:50 PM

My latest post - Featuring a FREE Upgrade to 10 topics by Scoopit this month only!

Ellen Robinette's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:07 AM

Guide to effective scoop.it use for librarians

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Scoop.it Unveils Newly Re-Designed Platform to Give Professionals and Business the Visibility

Scoop.it Unveils Newly Re-Designed Platform to Give Professionals and Business the Visibility | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE..[San Francisco, CA -- December 11, 2012] -- Scoop.it, a leading social media and content curation platform for professionals and businesses, recently announced it’s platform redesign, elements of which focus specifically on increasing visibility...
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Scoop.It looks better, and the changes with regards insights and comments enhance the content curation platform!

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A few good scoops for librarians

A few good scoops for librarians | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"I’ve been talking a lot about curating for and with students lately. As the curation movement gets stickier, more and more librarians and educators are joining.

 

So I tasked my very able practicum student Chrissy Sirianni to help me pick some Scoop.its to share, offering a taste of the kind of current awareness the tool provides for school library professionals."

 

Topics covered:

1. Books and reading

2. Librarianship

3. Technology in Education

4. Curation


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Content Curation Special Edition on Collected Magazine

Content Curation Special Edition on Collected Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Robin Good: The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) publishes "Collected", a professionally-designed and written digital magazine.

 

This issue is dedicated to content curation and it includes several articles on how to reuse content with confidence, a great checklist for curation and a really nifty piece on a newbie's experience with Scoop.it.

 

Informative. Highly recommended. 8/10

 

Web edition: http://www.slanza.org.nz/collected.html ;

Downloadable PDF: http://www.slanza.org.nz/magazine/May2012.pdf  ;

 

(thanks to Alison Harrison for first discovering it)


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Lord of Curation Series: Karen du Toit Scoop.it

Lord of Curation Series: Karen du Toit Scoop.it | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

I feel very honoured to have been included in the Lord of Curation series.

 

"Our Lord of Curation series presents to you some of the great curators on Scoop.it. They are here to share their insights and advice with you...."

 

Karen du Toit is an Information Specialist, who has worked as librarian and archivist..."

I give my thoughts on the value of curation and my curation secrets, as well as how it has enhanced my social media experience.

My advice to Information Specialists is to embrace the digital shift!

 

 

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