Tips for Curators


This post outlines Curators' roles, responsibilities, and tips for how to accomplish their goals.

Curator Benefits

  • Help develop key overviews for their profession
  • Network with people you are interested in by doing starter profiles for a Hub Directory on the key organizations and people in the field
  • Communicate with the key organizations in the field (and potentially collaborate with and find grants and positions).
  • Gain a comprehensive perspective of your community. First to see the latest and best knowledge related to their interests
  • Assist authors with improving their communication of their research and practice through posts and Aircasts
  • Help promote your field through the Hub, its posts, and newsletters that have the most current and best content
  • Earn income through revenue sharing with Open Networks based on sponsor, exhibitor, and other revenue.

Editing Hub Overviews

The Hub Overview starts with the Wikipedia entry and other open access sources like Scholarpedia. Hub curators who are visible authors of the Overview can add new content as well as edit existing content. Hub members can also comment providing feedback and recommending additional content.

Curating author posts

Copyrights and Creative Commons

Curators insure that all posts abide by fair use standards.  For copyright protected content, we recommend that authors provide links to the original article and identify the author(s), publication, and date of publication. In addition, we recommend using a maximum of two paragraphs from the copyrighted material and one image or graphic.

For Creative Commons Non-Commercial (CC-NC) content e.g.  YouTube videos, we recommend that authors provide links to the original article and identify the author(s), publication, and date of publication.

Selecting the appropriate categories for a post

Curators, at their discretion, can place an author’s post in whatever primary category they deem fit. If appropriate, they can create a new category for the post. Curators can also designate secondary categories for a post. Curators need not follow the category selections that the author has recommended

Organize posts in a slider?

At the present time, you will need to change the date of publication to change the order posts appear in a slider. In Air 5.9 (coming soon), we will have a simpler, numbering system.

Finding content for Digests & Other posts? 

1- Use Google News as one source. Set up a personalized “news topic” and/or set up a Google Alert for topics you want to track.

2- Subscribe to relevant email updates.

3- Start following in Twitter key individuals (bloggers, tweeters) and groups

Managing Hub’s Twitter account?

We recommend tweeting all new posts after you reviewed, categorized, and ranked them. Some hints for tweeting include: 1- Using  post title and url, adding an image, referencing content originators personal or group Twitter account, and adding hash tags.

Start to follow key individuals and groups for content for future Digest posts and for retweeting.

See Twitter support for more information.

Curating Aircasts & YouTube Channel

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