The first activity for Extend’s Curator Module is to define Content Curation.
Almost everyone curates on some level. You may collect something, you may store your files on your computer, you may have a playlist (or playlists!) of music that you listen to. Curation has always been a huge passion for me from an early age, when I would collect, organize, and share all kinds of items from rocks to Beanie Babies. I can assure you that I have not outgrown this passion, and now have turned it towards the curation of resources related to disability.
While this list needs a lot of work, and is not up to date, I have worked to organize and make my resources accessible for some time now.
So that is a little bit about my history with curation, now for my definition of Content Curation. The largest difference when you are curating content, I think is there has to be an assessment/validation piece, collection is just the first step. Many of the disability books that I have collected over the years I would not recommend to others. Some of them provide me with historical context, some are biographical and some offer strategies for different challenges. Being able to assess these resources and then match them up to different scenarios and concepts is crucial.