Curation is something of a buzz term at present. Here are a few sources that frame something of the various debates around the term. Robin Good has a useful account of the origins of the practice.

There is a neat quote by Benedict Evans1:

All curation grows until it requires search. All search grows until it requires curation.

Once you have found what appears to be a useful person, site or publication, what do you do with it? How easy is it to find that resource you stumbled over a year ago and that you thought was really significant to your research agenda?

If you are keeping notebooks that are searchable then they can often help. Having a way of linking any resource to the main elements of your research work is always a personal preference. Many people2 share online how they use particular pieces of software they found useful for this kind of work.

Maintaining a bibliographic database of your finds is also an important discipline. There are a number of options available for doing this work. GU supplies EndNote to staff and students and while it is old software, it is still a useful app for curation and essential when doing any formal writing.

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