Curation involves collecting, organising and maintaining content for the purpose of making it known or accessible for target audiences. The universe of digital information is large and growing rapidly. Across this universe how do we filter and select material for curation? This presentation, given to the International Curation Education Forum in London on 29 June 2011, suggests that managed content resources such as digital repositories can contribute to the process. Based on findings from the JISC KeepIt project, we learn more about how selected repositories have begun to embed processes for curation and preservation.