The New York Times is the largest metropolitan and the third largest newspaper in the United States. The Times website, nytimes.com, is ranked as the most
popular newspaper website in the United States and is an important source of advertisement revenue for the company. The NYT has a rich history for curation of its articles and its 100 year old curated repository has ultimately defined its participation as one of the first players in the emergingWeb of Data.
Data curation is a process that can ensure the quality of data and its fitness for use. Traditional approaches to curation are struggling with increased data volumes, and near real-time demands for curated data. In response, curation teams have turned to community crowd-sourcing and semi-automatedmetadata tools for assistance.
E. Curry, A. Freitas, and S. O’Riáin, “The Role of Community-Driven Data Curation for Enterprises,” in Linking Enterprise Data, D. Wood, Ed. Boston, MA: Springer US, 2010, pp. 25-47.