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Smarter collaboration: Curate

Curate

 
Here are tools that help you to curate information, in other words collecting links, articles, films and photos in one place and sharing your collection with others. Great if you need somewhere to gather resources for a project, assignment or dissertation.

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Scoopit

Scoopit helps you create your own web magazine featuring all the news, articles, blog posts, films and podcasts that you find interesting. You can quickly install a Scoopit button in your browser and every time you find something useful you can add it to your magazine with one click. Scoopit automatically uploads the title, introductory sentence and often a photo but you can also add your own reflections and start a discussion around each item. If your Scoopit magazine is public colleagues can also comment on your content.

Useful for

  • Create a web magazine for your class, group, project to present all your blog posts, news and relevant links in one attractive place. 
  • Collect links to articles you need as reference for research 

Here is a short introduction film.

Wakelet

Wakelet creates a storyline around an event, topic or project by collecting posts and media from different social media. Just search for your topic (often a hashtag # for an event) and Storify will search Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Google+ etc for related content. Then you can edit the content into your own visual storyline. An excellent way to summarise a conference or project with content from many sources.

Useful for:

  • Collect comments, photos, blog posts about a conference or other event 
  • Visualise a project 
  • News summary - create a timeline 

Here's a short introduction film.

Evernote

Evernote is a tool to help you categorise and collect all your notes, photos, drawings, films etc and make them available on any device. You can upload to Evernote from any device anywhere. If you want to save paper notes or drawings just take a photo and save it on Evernote. Your collection is automatically synchronised between devices and offline additions are updated when you're back online.

Useful for:

  • Organise all your notes, references, links etc. 
  • For projects, assignments, dissertations

Here's a short introduction film.

Diigo

Diigo is a social bookmarking tool. This means that you can organise all your references, citations and links and access them from any device. When you add a link to your collection you should always tag them with key words so you can easily find them later. You can share your collection publically or with chosen colleagues and you can also follow other researchers and experts and see what they're reading. You can also create groups to collect resources together.

Useful for:

  • Create your own reference library for research and project work 
  • Common reading lists for group work 
  • Follow leading experts in your field 

Here is a short introduction film.

Pinterest

Pinterest is like a traditional scrapbook but online. It's mostly used to collect photos, either your own or those you find on the net. You can create Pinterest pages to assemble inspiring material for a project, planning an event or within a particular area of interest, eg fashion, interior design, gardening, fossils, geology etc. Your pages can be public or only by invitation and you can follow other people's pages.

Useful for:

  • Collect and present own or colleagues' photos and films for a project 
  • Collect links to material you need in your studies 

Here's a short introduction film.

Google Keep

Google Keep enables you to collect and organise your notes, links, quotations, references, photos, videos - bascically everything digital - and store it in the cloud. You can access your account from any device and everything is automatically synchronised. You can create folders and tag your resources so they are easy to find later. You decide which resources to share and with whom you want to share them. If you already have a Google account then Google Keep is in your Google menu already.

Useful for:

  • Collecting notes and references for an essay or dissertation..
  • Project work.
  • Store for ideas and inspiration.

Here's a short introduction film.