Curation is an important part of a librarian’s arsenal

Curation

The Storify was made in answer to Thing 14 of ANZ 23 Mobile Things: Curating with Pinterest, Tumblr and Scoop.It.

I am a big user of curation in my daily life, and the following points clarify the importance of curation.

The positives of using curation as a Information Specialist

– I am using curation on a daily basis to enhance my own professional development

– I keep up to date with the latest news, research and developments in my professional niche.

– I am able to connect with like-minded peers, as well as my community.

– I am increasing my social media presence in the niche that I would like to be known in.

– It is an activity that should not be neglected, but be part of compulsory duties of every day.

If neglected, it will banish you to the “nether regions of lost librarianship”, I’m sure!

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Flipboard a great app for pulling all your feeds together, also Google Reader

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Flipboard is such a great reading app for pulling together all your feeds, as well as your timelines from Twitter and Facebook and Tumblr, and all else you can think of.

I have Google Reader also feeding here, and apparently it will be save when Google Reader shuts down it’s service in 5 days’ time.
It is worth signing up to Flipboard for just this reason alone!

The magazines that can be created and personalized by adding stories from all the feeds are a great way organizing topics that you are interested in.

I have made a Flipboard magazine for ANZ 23 Mobile things.

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It is possible to subscribe to this magazine, and I am able to invite contributors to add to this.