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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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10 Surprising Marketing Job Titles For The Next 10 Years - Forbes

10 Surprising Marketing Job Titles For The Next 10 Years - Forbes | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

This article is by Scott Redick, director of strategy at Heat, an independent advertising agency. Things change pretty quickly in the marketing industry.

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7. Content Archivist

Competitive and legal pressure will require more demands for storing, indexing and retrieving the vast amount of content that brands produce. A content archivist will be the person everyone turns to when the CEO asks, “What was that one tweet we sent about that thing five years ago?”

 

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Future job titles of librarians/archivists!

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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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Humanrithm: why data without people is not enough

Slides of talk at DataWeek 2012 by Guillaume Decugis, Co-Founder & CEO of Scoop.it.
From introduction of presentation:
"We engineers love data and algorithms. They help create amazing things. But if and when we forget that people create data and that data can be improved by people, we will miss the promise of Big Data. It's time we all thought of this not as social vs algorithm but as humanrithm."
"Curation starts when Saerch stops working" - Clay Shirky

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http://www.slideshare.net/guillaumedecugis/humanrithm-why-data-without-people-is-not-enough
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How To Start Curating Content: Tips and Tools Advice from Amy Schmittauer

Robin Good: "Amy Schmittauer has some good basic tips if you are new to content curation and are curious to know which tools you could use to get your feet wet.

 

In this yet undiscovered three-minute video from this past summer, Amy introduces and explains the pros and cons of using Paper.li, Storify and Google Alerts."

 

Useful for beginners. Informative. 7/10

 

Original video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iSRd8mK5KI&feature=colike


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Social News Gathering, Curation and Syndication Platform: Spundge

Social News Gathering, Curation and Syndication Platform: Spundge | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Expressedly designed for journalists and newsrooms Spundge is a unique social news discovery, curation and syndication platform that facilitates the discovery, selection and distribution of news content across multiple channels.

 

Spundge works with topic-specific containers called "notebooks", which you can create and configure to work around any specific topic, event, company or issue you are interested in following.

 

Spundge taps into YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Soundcloud and Facebook to gather relevant content around your specified topics, as well as into RSS feeds and OPML files that you specify. All these can then be easily filtered (by keyword, time, location, and language) and curated manually before being published inside any topic-specific "notebook".

 

Notebooks can be made public or private and their contents can be shared on all major social media networks as well as being syndicated outside of Splundge in a number of different ways.

 

The PRO version of Spundge adds a number of useful features to the free base version, including:

 

Custom editor - create, write, format and edit your own multimedia posts integrating text, images and video clips with extreme ease.

 

Personal customized dashboards - these allow you to collect and organize in one page streams from different notebooks, traffic and social sharing data and more.

 

Syndication - syndicate to major socia platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as well as to Wordpress and Mialchimp.

 

Collaboration - invite co-editors, curators, newsmasters to complement your work or to fuel a common newsroom activity allowing everyone to track, review, comment and edit individual notebooks.

 

Embedding - standard embed code to publish/integrate any notebook inside any website or blog page.

 

Analytics - Acces to detailed traffic data.

 

Smart attribution - Spundge automatically tracks original sources from where you are picking content, images or video clips and automatically credits them.

 

Custom sources - plug-in private RSS feeds or your own API to feed unique proprietary content into your notebooks.

 

Free version available.

 

Read The Nieman Journalism Lab review of Spundge: http://www.niemanlab.org/2012/09/first-look-spundge-is-software-to-help-journalists-to-manage-real-time-data-streams/

 

For more info: http://www.spundge.com/

 

 


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What Kind Of Curation Site Should You Use?

What Kind Of Curation Site Should You Use? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Deanna Dahlsad designed this simple decision-tree to help differentiate between different Content Curation platforms and which one you should use as a business user.

 

I found this interesting as it's one of the first ones I see that made this obvious and simple differentiation between the different platforms out there. I'm not sure I would describe Scoop.it as article-based (we obviously have large pictures, infographics, videos or SlideShare presentations that are not articles) but I can see where she's coming from and her intention: if the content you curate is not 100% image, "image-based eye-candy" is not enough.  


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Deanna Dahlsad's comment, October 5, 2012 1:27 AM
Thank you for scooping my article and decision tree! Most content curation sites do offer images, as I noted; but there are distinct differences between image-based sites like Pinterest & sites like Scoop.It especially in terms of users.
Chris Lott UAF's comment, October 5, 2012 1:31 PM
The decision tree here represents our decisions on what curation technology to use as an educational organization. It's a great starting point for discussion.
Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 9, 2012 9:53 PM
Hi Deanna - Yes, I found it was a great one. By the way, I was thinking of using it in a future presentation. Would you be ok with that? I'd of course include the reference to your site that's on the original picture. Let me know. Thanks!