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SlideShare has launched a new tool to help users curate single slides from any of the slide decks on the platform.

Announcing the launch in a blog post, SlideShare said:

There’s so much information at our fingertips today – on LinkedIn SlideShare alone there are 18 million pieces of content. As a result, it can be hard to stay on top of everything that resonates with you. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our newest feature, Clipping, a new tool designed to make it easier for you to conduct and organize research, and learn any topic quickly on LinkedIn SlideShare.

You can now clip and save the best slides from presentations across LinkedIn SlideShare to view or share later. It’s is a handy way to keep everything organized in topic-based Clipboards. You can also share your great finds to benefit the whole community.

The tool enables any SlideShare user to ‘clip’ a slide and add it to a board. Users can then save and share their curated boards. The image above is taken from Michelle Mazur’s curated clipboard of public Speaking Tips & Tricks, which you can see here.

The blog post also shows how to use the tool. You will see it in the bottom left corner of any slide you look at. We haven’t tried it out yet but this looks like another interesting move by LinkedIn (owner of SlideShare) to help users curate information.

Earlier in the year LinkedIn launched its Elevate app to help users curate content.

We have created a list of curation news, which we update here.