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Sessions at WebVisions Atlanta 2011 about Library Science

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Thursday 17th November 2011

  • Shh!: What Librarians Know About Content Curation That Every Designer Should

    by Sherra M. Bell

    Thanks to web technology, an explosion of content showers us from every direction. Content curation is the buzzword de jour and on the surface seems as simple as aggregating and sharing interesting links and resources via various social media tools. The truth is, it’s not really quite that simple. Just ask a librarian…ever so quietly, of course.

    As professional curators, librarians and their guiding principles offer valuable insight into effectively curating collections that do more than add repurposed information to an already cluttered web.

    This talk outlines key concepts from library science that will help designers curate content better. Whether you are building killer websites, creating effective knowledge management tools, or driving mention-worthy social media conversations, this session will provide you with guiding principles you need to get it right.

    What you will learn:

    • Why information hoarding is no longer sustainable and gets less so by the day
    • Three things librarians know about curation that will help you design better for any user
    • How to marry content with design so that it lasts longer than a Kardashian marriage

    At 1:10pm to 1:20pm, Thursday 17th November