Content Curation

I have been invited to speak at the upcoming LibMark conference: Content Curation: marketing our collections online. 

Content curation is about collecting, organising and presenting information and collections to engage our users.  Curation is now a necessity.  The web is full of content.  Our role as public libraries is to manage and present content in a meaningful way to meet our community needs.

Speakers will include Beth Kanter, Felicity Gilbert and Suzanne Male from Yarra Plenty Regional Library,   Daniel Wilksch, Coordinator Digital Projects, Public Records Office Victoria  and Kate Chmiel, online writer and editor for Museum Victoria

I will be speaking about Local and Family History projects, in particular showcasing the   Wikinorthia website, a joint project with Yarra Plenty Regional Library, Darebin Libraries and Moreland Library, as well as some projects I learned about while on my study tour.

The following is a list of the websites I will discuss or refer to with links for easy access.

Wikinorthia: documenting life in Melbourne’s north

Culture Victoria

The Lives and Loves of a Victorian Clerk

Flickr: Illustrations for Nathaniel Bryceson’s Diary

Rootschat

Cookbook of Unknown Ladies

Cholera and the Thames

Map Warper

What’s on the menu?

Direct me NYC: 1940

Family Search indexing

Family Search indexing projects (Includes links to Australian projects)

Citizen Archivist Dashboard

Wikisource

Wikipedia Commons

The ArcHive

HistoryPin

Pinterest

Ryerson Index

Internet Archive

Digital Public Library of America

UPDATE: The powerpoint presentation I presented along with other presentations have been uploaded to Slideshare by Libmark and can he accessed here

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Local and Family History Librarian, Yarra Plenty Regional Library, Melbourne, Australia
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