BLUF

Curation tools can sift through numerous sources to make organising and communicating information more efficient and effective.

Summary

A significant barrier to effective communication is finding information that is valid, current, and relevant to the purpose. Further, the sheer amount of information available can cause difficulties for people who do not want to waste time sifting through irrelevant information. Content curation can help by focusing on information that is timely and relevant. In this article, Patrick Armitage gives expert advice on various content curation tools (free and subscription) that vary in complexity and capability.
Content curation tools have direct application for those studying, sourcing resources for training and education, undertaking research or reviews. ‘The Runway’ is an example of Defence content curation, ensuring content is more accessible for personnel. Curation tools can also help find content that supports the desired learning outcome.