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A lot has been written recently about the importance of “curation” in this age of information “overload.” In March, I wrote a post titled The Difference Between “Curating,” “Aggregating” & “Creating” which shares my perspective on the topic.

I thought readers might be interested in what other people have to say on the topic.

Here are my choices for The Best Posts & Articles About Curation:

The Difference Between “Curating,” “Aggregating” & “Creating”

Real-Time News Curation is a nice collection by Robin Good.

I’m a curator. is by David Deubelbeiss from EFL Classroom 2.0.

3 Reasons Curation is Here to Stay is from Read Write Web.

The Three C’s of Information Commerce: Consumption, Curation, Creation is by Brian Solis.

Steven Rosenbaum is the author of the a book titled Curation Nation. You can read an excerpt from the book here, and the transcript of an interview with him here.

Students Becoming Curators of Information is from Langwitches.

What Makes A Great Curator Great? How To Distinguish High-Value Curation From Generic Republishing is from Robin Good.

The aggregator’s dilemma: How do you fairly serve your readers & the sources you rely on? is from Poynter.

I’m not a “curator” is a pretty interesting post.

Are Curators Bowerbirds?

Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project
is from St. Edward’s University.

Digital Curation: Putting the Pieces Together is an excellent post by Sue Waters discussing curation and offering many suggested online tools.

Dean Shareski and I had a video conversation for a class he’s teaching. The topic was “All About Curation.”

Sue Waters has written a very helpful post, including lots of suggestions for web tools to use, at Curation: Creatively Filtering Content.

A Boston Globe article, Information overload, the early years, describes how information overload was experienced five centuries ago, too, and how curators handled the problem.


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