This is my 2nd in a series of posts examining our Optimal Access features against Robin Good’s criteria for the ideal content curation tool.  Here, Robin is asking you to examine the following benchmarks when considering a curation tool.

How many ways are available to organize your content?

    • Channels? Tags? Folders? Answer: This is a real strength of our tool. You can organize content in folders (channels) and tag them a number of ways
    • How many levels are available? Answer: There are 2 channel levels and 4 tags levels (Author, Publisher, Content Tags, Date)
    • Can you nest? Answer: Yes, you can organize in 2 levels for publishing and unlimited folder levels when curating
    • Can you copy/move curated items between collections /streams Answer: Yes, this is a real strength.
    • Can you duplicate collections to create subsets? Answer: yes, this is a real strength
    • Can you create subsets easily? Answer: yes, this is a real strength

The reason Robin asks for these features is apparent once you start curating.  Curation is a process.  You start with an idea and a purpose like curating articles on content marketing, or curating the US election.  But once you get started, you often find that your needs change.  For example, you may decide that you want to add new channels to your content marketing like SEO, inbound marketing, or paid marketing, or if you are curating the elections you may decide to separate candidates and issues into separate channels.

Let’s take a look and see how we handle these tasks in optimal access.

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