It seems everywhere I look, I come across another article on resource curation. Here is one focused on curation of web content: Curation and the Human Web. Take a look at the visualization at the bottom, which links to more stories about web content curation.
This one is more in my realm of interest: No rest for the bio-wikis, a short article discussing the increase in wikis for scientists.
The two common threads between these are (a) the retreat from a belief in the superiority of machines to create collections of resources; and (b) the absence of librarians. It’s as though the concept of curation of resources is completely new, instead of a core skill of a field with centuries of experience. Where are the librarians? Are they inserting themselves into these conversations?