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Content Curation: Beyond the Institutional Repository and Library Archives - Crystal Renfro

Content Curation: Beyond the Institutional Repository and Library Archives - Crystal Renfro | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Crystal Renfro:

"If you are an academic librarian, you have been hearing about Data Curation, Content Curation, Information Curation or Digital Curation for years. And the terms can be applied in several different ways. There are the curation activities surrounding purchased library materials and the curation of faculty and student items (like theses and dissertations for example). Archivists have been intimately involved with all sorts of curation activities since archives existed, and were early adopters of digital curation and finding aids for the items they maintained. Most recently, Data Curation has been in the forefront of librarian discussions in response to government mandates to make research information widely available; first with the medical field, and more recently with the National Science Foundation requirements for data curation plans in all NSF grants."

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The Role of a Learning Management System in a World Awash in Learning Content, by Richard Nantel

The Role of a Learning Management System in a World Awash in Learning Content, by Richard Nantel | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"The bottom line is that, faced with so much content, learners can benefit from digital content curation. This means that the role of learning professionals such as instructional designers and instructors expands beyond creating and delivering courses to finding useful content and vetting potential authorities and subject matter experts.

A learning management system, then, provides a centralized on-ramp to relevant learning content located within the LMS but also found elsewhere on the Web.

Learners can be encouraged to:

- Watch relevant YouTube videos embedded into courses or added to the system as resources
- Follow and participate in discussions with experts on Twitter and in forums
- Read and comment on blog posts written by authorities on specific topics
- Contribute ideas with colleagues using wikis
- Attend live virtual events such as Webinars
- And much much more"

 

 

>> The role of the Information Specialist are also vital in creating a LMS!


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Data Curation as Digital Preservation of Documents and Electronic Artifacts: Key Reference Resources

Data Curation as Digital Preservation of Documents and Electronic Artifacts: Key Reference Resources | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Data (or Digital) Curation, is an academic/scientific discipline dedicated to preserve, organize and collect digital documents and other electronic artifacts for archival, re-use and repurposing objectives.

 

Check: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_curation and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_curation

 

The importance of Data Curation can be easily underestimated as it may appear, to the casual viewer, as an arid, tedious document archival job.

 

In reality, Digital Curation efforts are of great value to the preservation of important cultural documents and data for future researchers who will want to access, in some organized way, the data-information-artifacts of our time. In addition, the data curation practices and guidelines developed by academic and research institutions can also be of value and inspiration to other types of curation work, that may adopt, emulate or innovate upon them.

If you are interested in learning more about Data/Digital Curation and in identifying the key organizations in this space, here is a good shortlist for you, thanks to the kind work of Kevin "the Librarian" Read:

 

University of Arizona – Digital Information Management
University of Illinois – Data Curation Education Program
University of North Carolina – DigCCurr University of Virginia – Scientific Data Consulting

Digital Curation Centre Digital Curation Exchange International Journal of Digital Curation Purdue-UIUC Data Curation Profiles Project

 

 

Useful. 7/10

 

Source: http://kevinthelibrarian.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/an-introduction-to-the-data-curation-lifecycle-model-where-do-librarians-fit-in/

 

 

 


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Digital Content Curation Is Career for Librarians | Backtalk

Digital Content Curation Is Career for Librarians | Backtalk | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

John Farrier @johncfarrier likens curation to the role of a librarian. Find out why!

 

[...] "the act of quickly finding and explaining new information on the Internet has emerged as the profession of digital content curation.

It is a task for which librarians are well-suited and a potential source of employment."

 

 

 

 

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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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Data Story: Mél Hogan on Digital Archiving

Data Story: Mél Hogan on Digital Archiving | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Posted by Elaine Ellis:

"Mél Hogan is a digital archivist doing a two-year research fellowship in digital curation for her post doc at CU Boulder."

 

Interview:

"1. What are the big concerns among digital archivists?

Generally I think digital archivists who focus on the web are concerned with the quantity of information continuously created and shared across the globe, tracking this proliferation, its speed, and the various networks through which data travels. The big concerns are around the interplay of these things; for traditional librarians and archivists this has meant a shift to a hybrid role, as custodians and as mediators. Offline: media format management, migration, and interoperability continue to pose serious problems to preservation, as is it traditionally understood in those institutions."

 

The rest of the interview here: http://blog.gnip.com/mel-hogan-digital-archiving/

 

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Higher Education librarians take on Digital Curation | Mark Hepworth

"One thing about the event that impressed me was the way academic librarians at the workshop were taking on digital curation and developing faculties digital curation skills. In other words thinking beyond the traditional remit of information literacy and information management."

 

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) organised an event at Loughborough University.

Go to http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/data-management-roadshows/dcc-roadshow-loughborough

 

 

"Here are a number of factors forcing universities to take the curation of research data more seriously:

- research funders ask for it;
- the freedom of information act and data protection act necessitate it i.e. systematic curation will enable data to be stored and accessed effectively and securely.
- fines may be levied if data is not managed in a way that complies with the Data Protection legislation.
- it will enable the sharing of data that will foster innovative research."

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