Auditory Summation- Week 5 Being A Digital Curator.

Below is my auditory summation.

Abbott (2010) states that “digital curation is the management and preservation of digital data over the long term”.

“All activities involved in managing data from planning its creation, best practice in digitisation and documentation, and ensuring its availability and suitability for discovery and re-use in the future are part of digital curation” (Abbott, 2010).

Flintoff, Mellow and Clark (2014) suggested that “the concept of digital curation has evolved from its original use. While the digital preservation of artifacts is still the primary domain of digital curation, due to Web2.0/social media applications it has allowed anyone to easily create a topic centred library online to share with the world”.

“Digital curation tools have allowed anyone to become a creator and a curator, allowing a person with a focused interest in a specific topic to find and collect artifacts on the Internet to share with their target audience. Curators add a level of quality control around a topic. They can filter a lot of the less important content and allow quality material to surface to the top. Many of the new digital creation tools allow for the end user to further filter and refine the collection, and to quickly and easily add items to their own collection.”

Johnson (2013) suggests that “Scoopit is becoming an indispensable learning tool”.

“Scoopit collates work from online publications using an online magazine format, and the visual impact alone makes it very effective. Students use critical thinking skills to collect, evaluate and analyze content; they may identify trends from discourse; they develop writing skills in original expression; and they interact, communicate and publish to a global audience. More importantly, students practice digital citizenship and personal responsibility to lifelong learning” (Johnson, 2013).

Johnson (2013) believes that allowing students to curate “an online topic (and allowing comments) also increases self awareness and provides additional insight from others”.

Please watch the video below on digital curation.


Abbott, D. What Is Digital Curation? Digital Curation Centre. Retrieved from


Flintoff, K., Mellow. P,. Clark, K. Digital Curation: Opportunities for learning, teaching, research and professional development. Retrieved from

Google. (2016). Digital Curation [Image]. Retrieved from

Johnson, L. Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool. Retrieved from

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