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Susan Kistler on Content Curation Part III: Seeking Reviewers and Curators

My name is Susan Kistler and I am the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director. This is the last in a short aea365 series on content curation.

Thursday focused on how evaluators (researchers, professionals, students, others) can use content curation. Yesterday, I took a look at four content curation tools: BagTheWeb, Connotea, pearltrees, and

Today, I’m hoping that others might be interested in expanding on this project.

Hot Tip: Want to get involved? There are two ways you can help with our content curation project. The first is by taking a close look at a specific tool (I’ve got a list!) and the second is bu helping to curate content across the field.

  • Tool reviewers: If you want to review a specific tool, you’d need to set up an account for a tool, use the list of links that may be found here to gain an understanding of how the tools works and so that we’re all comparing similar uses, and then write up a review for aea365 and add to the chart above.
  • Curators: If you want to help curate for evaluation and applied research, I’m in search of people who want to keep an eye on specific outposts, discussions, etc. and add to the curation.

If either of these is of interest, add a note to the comments below or for those who know me personally, send an email if you prefer.

It’s amazing what we can do together!

Rad Resource: The comparison table above was made using socialcompare. I’ll review it in a later post, but go ahead and click through and muck around if you wish.

The above opinions are my own and do not necessarily represent those of the American Evaluation Association. Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice.

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  • Jennifer Sulewski · August 26, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I’d be interested in either role too, Susan. This could be an interesting approach to organizing some of the materials June and I have been finding re: universal design and accommodations.


  • Kelci Price · August 22, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I’d love to be a reviewer and/or a curator. I’m constantly on the look-out for helpful tools and am an avid browser of all things that might be helpful for evaluation (with a particular interest in data visualization and social innovation). I currently use Zotero for my content curation – though I use it for my personal library, and haven’t expanded to curating for clients yet.


  • Norma Zin · August 22, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I’m in! Happy to be a reviewer


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