Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Digital Curation

Thinking of various job titles to put onto consulting business cards I completely overlooked Digital Curator. Perhaps because it's not yet widely seen as a valued service - or so I thought. Steve Rubel over at Micro Persuasion points out (regarding digital curators):

The call of the curator requires people who are selfless and willing to act as sherpas and guides. They're identifiable subject matter experts who dive through mountains of digital information and distill it down to its most relevant, essential parts. Digital Curators are the future of online content. Brands, media companies and dedicated individuals can all become curators. Further, they don't even need to create their own content, just as a museum curator rarely hangs his/her own work next to a Da Vinci. They do, however, need to be subject matter experts.
more at Micro Persuasion

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