my name is ______ and i am a curator

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a presentation for Curation Matters, a symposium hosted by the Digital Curation Centre at the University of Toronto

my name is ______ and i am a curator

  1. 1. my name is _______ and i am a curator J. Trant Archives & Museum Informatics Curation Matters: The First Digital Curation Institute Conference June 17, 2010
  2. 2. a curator is ... Only a minority of curators still see themselves as 'specialists', 'experts', or 'the gatekeepers of knowledge'. ... The majority of participants defined themselves using terms such as 'researchers', 'knowledge brokers', 'communicators', 'facilitators' and most commonly 'interpreters'. Dicker, 2010
  3. 3. a curator is ... Dicker, 2010
  4. 4. a curator is ... Dicker, 2010
  5. 5. a curator is?
  6. 6. if you had to ask yourself ... you are not a curator
  7. 7. most important function of a curator?
  8. 8. what curators do http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/ceramics/new_ceramics_galleries/making_a_gallery/index.html
  9. 9. what curators do ... digitally.
  10. 10. what curators do ... digitally.
  11. 11. why curators do digitally.
  12. 12. digital curation tools
  13. 13. digital curation tools
  14. 14. nowandthen.org digital curation tools
  15. 15. digital curation tools
  16. 16. art galaxy - 1997 digital curation ... without tools Art Galaxy - screenshot from 1997 http://mcs.csuhayward.edu/~malek/Artfolder
  17. 17. ! 250,000 people
  18. 18. gilded animal bejeweled antler ! 86% new terms rearing deer Artist ! 88% useful woman (Nationality, Dates) ! >98% useful if Title, Date Medium action Dimensions museum assigned Ownership Notes hunting ... luxury documents 2 or more times dog bow horse object leaping huntress users tag steve.museum J. Trant, Jan 28, 2008 based on Wyman et al. 2006, Fig.2
  19. 19. Eric Fischer, 2010
  20. 20. curating digitally Museum of London iPhone app
  21. 21. curating digitally
  22. 22. YouTube Play: a biennial of video curating digitally
  23. 23. ! includes culture and heritage
  24. 24. moving from digital curation to curating digitally ... from a passive collection to an active interpretation cultural content in networked user space
  25. 25. thanks! jtrant@archimuse.com all these sites @ http://del.icio.us/jtrant/dci1006

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