Digital Content Curation Is Career for LibrariansBy John Farrier
A cherpumple is a cherry pie, a pumpkin pie, and an apple pie each baked within separate cakes, then assembled and iced. I found a picture of one on a food blog, posted it on Neatorama.com, and from there the cherpumple went viral. That one post brought hundreds of thousands of readers to Neatorama, and eventually the cherpumple was featured by mainstream news organizations such as ABC News. Sometimes all it takes is a librarian to shake the Web.
Clay Shirky put it simply: “It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure.” That’s why, in the past few years, the act of quickly finding and explaining new information on the Internet has emerged as the profession of digital content curation. It is a task for which librarians are well-suited and a potential source of employment. Ler matéria completa