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Curation is generally the selection of, care for and presentation of the objects entered into a collection, whether that collection is physical (such as items in a museum) or digital (such as entries in Wikipedia). The emphasis of curation may vary among:

  • The selection process -- such as the use of expertise or expert advice to decide what items or content should be added to a collection or archive.
  • The caretaking process -- controlling the decay of historical object (such as census records) or biological specimens (such as insects or flowers).
  • Presentation -- determining how objects or records are displayed, including what metadata will be displayed along with them.

Curation may refer to:

Curation may also be:

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