Curation definition (learning sector): "a process in which they began by collecting or gathering; moved to connecting content and resources for specific purposes and audiences; curated by adding value with context and commentary; and contributed by offering the community opportunities for collaboration, learning and growth. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity." by Joyce Valenza.
Examples of use and tools for digital #curation in educational settings by C.Tucker.
"Curation isn’t just about bringing together materials. Rather, it’s the tactical assembly of insights about the work—from recommendations to assets to context—to help people make better decisions." by Elliott Masie - @emasie
"The best curators know how to find what is best by immersing themselves in a niche area while also making surprising connections between ideas in seemingly unrelated worlds. Curators find specific excerpts that are relevant in the moment but also timeless. They can explain the purpose, the context, and the necessity of what they are citing. Often, a great curator adds a perspective and a lens without quite reaching the place of commentary." by John Spencer…
"Content curation in the modern digital world is the art of combing through the vast amount of content available on the Internet, sifting out the gems that will interest a particular audience, and then investing time to create an attractive and meaningful presentation of that information." by Buckley Barlow - http://beintheknow.co/content-curation/
"A curator is someone involved in the selection, collection, preservation, and interpretation of things." Kris Graft http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/228411/As_definition_of_curator_evolves_traditional_curation_still_crucial_for_games.php
The rise of the curator in popular culture
"Curation” is of course a buzzword, but its history is a great case study for where we’re at: an abundance of stuff, with a scarcity of context." Alexandral Molotkow http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/the-rise-of-the-curator-in-popular-culture/article21504823/
"Curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling, re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." By Ibrar Bhatt https://ibrarspace.net/2014/05/21/curation-as-a-digital-literacy-practice/
"The art of curation isn’t about the individual pieces of content, but about how these pieces fit together, what story they tell by being placed next to each other, and what statement the context they create makes about culture and the world at large." http://www.neboagency.com/blog/art-curation-interview-maria-popova/
Rethinking Content Curation
"Curators in the museum world are the storytellers of the museum. It isn't merely their goal to assemble great art, or quality exhibits—it's their goal to craft a narrative, find the exhibits that support that narrative, and tie the disparate parts together into one cohesive experience." http://brandsavant.com/brandsavant/curation