Here’s what we are learning (so far) from our small sample of 92 responses, largely school and academic librarians.
We expected that most of the folks who took the time to respond to our digital curation survey would consider themselves curators.
People’s reasons for curation are varied, and spread across most of the options we predicted, with presenting topic-specific guides new books and media, and research and communication tools as top responses.
Curation does not seem to be a specified job task for about half of the respondents. Curation does appears to be a collaborative activity share with other colleagues.
It appears that more than a third of our survey participants engage their stakeholders in their curation efforts.
Among the open-ended questions was one that asked participants about their three favorite curation tools. Here are the numbers and a Wordle showing LibGuides, Twitter and Pinterest as front-runners at this point.