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Content Curation

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A presentation for the ALIA Community Information Australia Networkers group http://www.alia.org.au/groups/cian/.

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Content Curation

  1. 1. Content Curation 14 June 2012Katie HannanAccess and Information Services Librarian
  2. 2. What is it?“An increasingly valuable form of creative and intellectual labour, a formof authorship that warrants thought”. Maria Popova (brain pickings)http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/03/16/percolate-curation/“Digital curation is the selection, preservation, maintenance, collectionand archiving of digital assets”.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_curation
  3. 3. Watch...this video on vimeo, it’s a great summaryhttp://vimeo.com/percolatehq/whatiscuration
  4. 4. Are you ready...to be a superhero on the web?“Curation is the act of individuals with a passion for a content area tofind, contextualize, and organize information.”http://www.fastcompany.com/1834177/content-curators-are-the-new-superheros-of-the-web
  5. 5. What tools could I use?PinterestPaper.liflickrGlossomStorifyPearltreesReduxScoop.itDelicious
  6. 6. PurposeAny content that you curate, needs to have a purpose.Why are you sharing this information?Who are you sharing it with? What is the aim?What context/opinion/voice are you adding?
  7. 7. CuratorsBeth KanterRobin GoodHoward RheingoldMaria PopovaVictoria Hannan
  8. 8. In ActionSLSA – Pinterest (pilot project – shhhh!)SAcommunity – youtube
  9. 9. Challenges? Issues?
  10. 10. Additional Resourceswww.delicious.com/katykat/content-curation
  11. 11. Presented by: Katie Hannan Access and Information Services Librarian about.me/katiehannanState Library of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000 Phone: (08) 8207 7250 - www.slsa.sa.gov.au

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