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Tyler Leshney
Executive Vice President,
Corporate Strategy & Development
The
Curate’s Egg
Right Reverend Host: “I’M
AFRAID YOU’VE GOT A BAD
EGG, MR. JONES!”
The Curate: “OH NO, MY LORD,
I ASSURE YOU! PARTS OF IT
...
www.LAC-Group.com
cu·rate [n. kyoor-it]
noun
1. Chiefly British . a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector
or vi...
www.LAC-Group.com
cu·rate [v. kyoo-reyt, kyoor-eyt]
noun
1. Chiefly British . a member of the clergy employed to assist a ...
www.LAC-Group.com
Information was
sacrosanct –
something to be
revered.
14th Century
www.LAC-Group.com
Information is global,
digital, graphical –
something to be
managed.
21st Century
www.LAC-Group.com
In a World of Increasing Choices, Curation is Everywhere
Omakase Sushi
(Chef decides)
Curated feeds
and ...
www.LAC-Group.com
Curators are becoming
today’s rock stars!
Curation in the World of Business
We are drowning
in information
but starved for
knowledge.
John Naisbitt
www.LAC-Group.com
• 4.4 trillion GB of data in digital universe today,
doubling every two years
• Data from embedded syste...
www.LAC-Group.com
1. Less than 1% of this data is analyzed and
only 3% is tagged
2. 80% of IT infrastructural spend dealin...
www.LAC-Group.com
• eDiscovery
– Searching for information in Emails,
internal memos, chat records, etc.
– Needles in hays...
www.LAC-Group.com
“the active and ongoing management of data
through its life cycle of interest and usefulness to
scholars...
University of Illinois data
curation definition
expressed graphically:
www.LAC-Group.com
The Digital Dilemma
Storage is cheap.
Technology is the answer.
Presumption is that we keep it all!
Swing of the Pendulum
Before digital revolution, storage was
limited, costly and often reused.
Used with Permission from
Carson Entertainment Group
In early television
videotape was
expensive, so early
episodes of som...
And a little trip made in July 1969…
even that tape was re-used
Swing of the Pendulum
As technology became
increasingly digital and storage
became less costly, everything
was getting sav...
www.LAC-Group.com
Digital storage may
be cheap, but digital
volume is growing
exponentially
www.LAC-Group.com
Let’s Not Forget the Human Toll
22
Information Overload Causes:
• Loss of focus and creativity
• Product...
The Pendulum Always Seeks
a Position of Equilibrium
The curation
ecosystem needs
a difficult but
crucial step 
There’s the stuff
worth keeping…
…and then there’s
the other stuff!
www.LAC-Group.com
1. Manpower
2. Methodology
3. Mandate
The Future of Information Curation
Technology balanced with the 3M...
www.LAC-Group.com
1. Manpower
2. Methodology
3. Mandate
The Future of Information Curation
Technology balanced with the 3M...
www.LAC-Group.com
MANPOWER
People are an important part of the equation, yet
we face a shortage of the right skills and tr...
Trained to Curate Content Trained to Create Content
www.LAC-Group.com
By 2018, the United States alone could face
a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people
with deep analytical...
www.LAC-Group.com
1. Manpower
2. Methodology
3. Mandate
The Future of Information Curation
Technology balanced with the 3M...
www.LAC-Group.com
Growing Need For:
• Curated selection and migration
• Curation at time of creation
• Usage-based testing...
www.LAC-Group.com
1. Manpower
2. Methodology
3. Mandate
The Future of Information Curation
Technology balanced with the 3M...
www.LAC-Group.com
• C-Suite executive with revenue mentality
• Ability to see over and break down silos
• The Mandate, Cou...
www.LAC-Group.com
• Curation is about choices…
– Not all assets are created equal
– Not all assets are worth investment
– ...
The Leader in Information Curation and
Knowledge Management
Serving Diverse Markets and Industries
Since 1986
www.LAC-Group.com
Where to Find LAC Group
39
Office Locations:
Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC,
Chicago, Denver, Lond...
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  1. 1. www.LAC-Group.com 1 Tyler Leshney Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development The Curate’s Egg
  2. 2. Right Reverend Host: “I’M AFRAID YOU’VE GOT A BAD EGG, MR. JONES!” The Curate: “OH NO, MY LORD, I ASSURE YOU! PARTS OF IT ARE EXCELLENT!” “Curate’s Egg” is from a cartoon published in the humorous British magazine Punch in 1895. This presentation is about curation and the discernment of excellence
  3. 3. www.LAC-Group.com cu·rate [n. kyoor-it] noun 1. Chiefly British . a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector or vicar. 2. any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parish priest. verb (used with object), cu·rat·ed, cu·rat·ing. 1. to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit): to curate a photography show. 2. to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation Source: dictionary.reference.com “Curate” is a noun dating back to the 14th century, when information was scarce and the church was the primary place where it was collected, stored and disseminated.
  4. 4. www.LAC-Group.com cu·rate [v. kyoo-reyt, kyoor-eyt] noun 1. Chiefly British . a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector or vicar. 2. any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parish priest. verb (used with object), cu·rat·ed, cu·rat·ing. 1. to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit): to curate a photography show. 2. to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation Source: dictionary.reference.com This is the VERB definition of curate. As a verb, curate suggests pro-activeness, taking charge. There is a sense of directive and a need to make choices.
  5. 5. www.LAC-Group.com Information was sacrosanct – something to be revered. 14th Century
  6. 6. www.LAC-Group.com Information is global, digital, graphical – something to be managed. 21st Century
  7. 7. www.LAC-Group.com In a World of Increasing Choices, Curation is Everywhere Omakase Sushi (Chef decides) Curated feeds and sharing Tastemakers and Influencers
  8. 8. www.LAC-Group.com Curators are becoming today’s rock stars!
  9. 9. Curation in the World of Business We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. John Naisbitt
  10. 10. www.LAC-Group.com • 4.4 trillion GB of data in digital universe today, doubling every two years • Data from embedded systems (MP3 players, MRI scanners, etc.) challenging established datacenter practices • Digital entertainment migration almost complete • Fastest-growing subcategory of the digital universe is metadata (data about the data) According to Study by IDC and EMC2
  11. 11. www.LAC-Group.com 1. Less than 1% of this data is analyzed and only 3% is tagged 2. 80% of IT infrastructural spend dealing with duplicate data 3. 90% of data in some organizations deemed “dark data” Sources: (1) http://www.emc.com/collateral/analyst-reports/idc-the-digital-universe-in-2020.pdf (2) Presentation by Johnny Lee – Grant Thornton (AIIM 2014 Conference - Orlando) (3) www.wikibon.org Trouble Ahead…
  12. 12. www.LAC-Group.com • eDiscovery – Searching for information in Emails, internal memos, chat records, etc. – Needles in haystacks • Good for lawyers, bad for business • Forcing Need for Curation • Shorter user retention • Significant limits on inbox and shared drive space • New policies and procedures Legal Ramifications and Expenses Driving Curation Rand Corporation estimates that e- discovery costs $18,000 per GB.
  13. 13. www.LAC-Group.com “the active and ongoing management of data through its life cycle of interest and usefulness to scholarship, science, and education. Data curation activities enable data discovery and retrieval, maintain its quality, add value, and provide for reuse over time, and this new field includes authentication, archiving, management, preservation, retrieval, and representation.” From University of Illinois: Data Curation Definition
  14. 14. University of Illinois data curation definition expressed graphically:
  15. 15. www.LAC-Group.com The Digital Dilemma Storage is cheap. Technology is the answer. Presumption is that we keep it all!
  16. 16. Swing of the Pendulum Before digital revolution, storage was limited, costly and often reused.
  17. 17. Used with Permission from Carson Entertainment Group In early television videotape was expensive, so early episodes of some programming (like The Tonight Show) were recorded over.
  18. 18. And a little trip made in July 1969… even that tape was re-used
  19. 19. Swing of the Pendulum As technology became increasingly digital and storage became less costly, everything was getting saved. Resulting in the digital /data equivalent of…
  20. 20. www.LAC-Group.com Digital storage may be cheap, but digital volume is growing exponentially
  21. 21. www.LAC-Group.com Let’s Not Forget the Human Toll 22 Information Overload Causes: • Loss of focus and creativity • Productivity drain • Anxiety and stress
  22. 22. The Pendulum Always Seeks a Position of Equilibrium
  23. 23. The curation ecosystem needs a difficult but crucial step 
  24. 24. There’s the stuff worth keeping…
  25. 25. …and then there’s the other stuff!
  26. 26. www.LAC-Group.com 1. Manpower 2. Methodology 3. Mandate The Future of Information Curation Technology balanced with the 3M’s
  27. 27. www.LAC-Group.com 1. Manpower 2. Methodology 3. Mandate The Future of Information Curation Technology balanced with the 3M’s
  28. 28. www.LAC-Group.com MANPOWER People are an important part of the equation, yet we face a shortage of the right skills and training.
  29. 29. Trained to Curate Content Trained to Create Content
  30. 30. www.LAC-Group.com By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions. Source: McKinsey & Company Study: Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity, May 2011 by James Manyika, Michael Chui, Brad Brown, Jacques Bughin, Richard Dobbs, Charles Roxburgh, Angela Hung Byers MANPOWER
  31. 31. www.LAC-Group.com 1. Manpower 2. Methodology 3. Mandate The Future of Information Curation Technology balanced with the 3M’s
  32. 32. www.LAC-Group.com Growing Need For: • Curated selection and migration • Curation at time of creation • Usage-based testing and culling METHODOLOGY
  33. 33. www.LAC-Group.com 1. Manpower 2. Methodology 3. Mandate The Future of Information Curation Technology balanced with the 3M’s
  34. 34. www.LAC-Group.com • C-Suite executive with revenue mentality • Ability to see over and break down silos • The Mandate, Courage & Support to be able to say… Chief Integrated Archive Officer MANDATE … to information not worthy of preservation.
  35. 35. www.LAC-Group.com • Curation is about choices… – Not all assets are created equal – Not all assets are worth investment – Not all assets are worth keeping • Need insight for informed decisions • Need people/partners to create insight The Hard Truth About Curation
  36. 36. The Leader in Information Curation and Knowledge Management
  37. 37. Serving Diverse Markets and Industries Since 1986
  38. 38. www.LAC-Group.com Where to Find LAC Group 39 Office Locations: Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Denver, London Telephone: 800-987-6794 Online: www.lac-group.com www.facebook.com/LACGroup twitter.com/lac_group

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