If information is the currency of a democracy (Thomas Jefferson's words), then curators are important agents in that democracy. In an age when information is ubiquitous and students, turn to Google as a delphic oracle, it seems to me that teaching curation skills is an essential part of learning about digital literacy. Students need to learn good search skills but what is the value of the discovery if they are unable to evaluate the credibility of what they have found? Curation skills presumes search capabilities.
Curation and sharing are quickly becoming the default mode for this century. If 'content is king', then curation must the the throne on which the king sits.