Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of curating, of organizing and maintaining a collection of artworks or artifacts.
  • n. The act of curing or healing.
  • n. The manual updating of information in a database.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Cure; healing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cure; healing.

Etymologies

curate +‎ -ion or from Latin curatio (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Human curation is the future of advertising, search, and publishing.

    Steve Rosenbaum: Is Facebook the First 'Socially Curated' Network?

  • "When I look at the word curation I think what's interesting to me is that everybody can be a curator."

    Steve Rosenbaum: MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation

  • News curation, that is, selecting what's news and should be visible, that's an equally big deal.

    Craig Newmark: A Nerd's Take On The Future Of News Media

  • The Digital Curation Centre (DCC), Digital Preservation Europe (DPE), Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER), and Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital Resources (nestor) will be delivering a joint workshop on the long-term curation of scientific and scholarly digital repository content.

    October 2007

  • This event is being organised as a follow-up to the 2005 DCC workshop on long-term curation within digital repositories which was held in Cambridge, UK

    October 2007

  • Much of what you could call curation that exists today is flawed: too many noisy opinions and not enough capacity to understand what I as an individual want; recommendation algorithms that produce seemingly random results; and the problem of ‘popularity begetting popularity’.

    Strange Attractor » 2006 » November

  • The subject for the curation is the new CTS Coupe and CTS-V Coupe vehicles that Cadillac is slated to release in mid-summer.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • We're interested in the idea of curation - but more as social phenomena.

    NYT > Home Page

  • As another week draws to a close and we embark upon the Memorial Day weekend I am also embarking upon a short leave of absence, during which I will be attending to matters of personal life "curation" well beyond the purview of this blog.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • Having said all that, I promise to return with regular, actual updates as soon as possible, or at least to keep you apprised of my condition inasmuch as it relates to the "curation" of this blog.

    This Just In: BSNYC Not Feeling Well!

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