Neil Sanderson is the Chief Curator at Eqentia–a software platform service that enables professional users and organizations to easily aggregate, curate and republish the news that’s important to them.
Eqentia’s sites are both public and private–with some of the more public ones including Visability Marketing (visabilitymarketing.com) and Slices of Boulder (slicesofboulder.com) which is a local news website for Boulder, Colorado. More than 50 of the portals can be found atportal.eqentia.com/channels.
I asked Neil what a ‘Chief Curator’ does. “It’s much like being an Editor, except that I do not commission original reporting or writing.” And Neil went on to explain that his job has three main tasks; finding, managing filters, and providing human curation.
“I find credible, well-written, sources of online content to meet our customers’ information needs, monitoring the feeds and ensuring that we keep them up to date when the publishers make changes” said Sanderson. ” Then I manage our automatic aggregation and semantic analysis parameters which enable us to process thousands of pieces of content every day, for example creating and maintaining content taxonomies, or adjusting the various rules that determine which sources are used to build each customer’s news stream.”