Re: When to use the word "curate?"

Subject: Re: When to use the word "curate?"
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:14:43 -0500

Wikipedia shows curator:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curator
and gives a specific reference for science and technology:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curator#Technology_and_Society

The article hints at a verb "curate," but only as the gerund "curating."

Merriam Webster's dictionary's entry defines the verb only as "to act as curator of," but comments at their site suggest that other uses are becoming common:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curate

Personally, I think that parts of the usage of this word are excellent.

On Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:33:59 -0500, Tammy Van Boening <tammyvb -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com> wrote:

"Curate" is a very specific term that is used in my specialty of writing to
scientific software. In the science world, it means to research and
integrate diverse forms of data, including that from scientific collections,
and specific jobs are advertised as Scientific Data Curator Jobs.

TVB

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Subject: When to use the word "curate?"

Morning, Whirlers,

As I browsed a few newsy sites this morning, I saw the word "curate" being
used where I used to see "written," "compiled," "developed," or even
"created."

I put it to you all. When should we use "curate," and when should we not?

Cordially,
Craig Cardimon


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References:
When to use the word "curate?": From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: When to use the word "curate?": From: Tammy Van Boening

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