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London DAM Meetup, Wednesday 20th August, 7pm

August 1, 2014 Industry Events

The next London DAM meetup, which is organised by Michelle Jouan and Ian Matzen is being held on August 20th at 7pm.  The venue is to be decided (but is likely to be somewhere in Central London).  More details are here: The last one in late June was definitely worth attending, in fact it was probably about the […]

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DAM And Digital Preservation Webinar – September 9th 2014, 10am PT

July 30, 2014 Industry Events

DAM Guru are hosting a webinar DAM and Digital Preservation, with Emily Kolvitz as the speaker (who appears in our list of featured resources) on September 9th 2014 at 10am Pacific Time (1pm Eastern Time, 6pm UK & Ireland, 7pm Continental Europe).  The webinar will cover a variety of DAM and digital preservation related subjects: “In this webinar, you will […]

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Time For A Statement Of DAM Core Values?

July 24, 2014 Industry Standards

Ian Matzen wrote an article with the title: Statement of Core Values on his Tame Your Assets blog about a month ago, but I have only just got the opportunity to read it properly and write a response.  The post is timely because there are a number of DAM standards initiatives in circulation currently: “The motivation for forming statement of […]

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Transforming DAM From A Product To Service-Oriented Delivery Model

July 21, 2014 Opinion

David Diamond, author of the DAM Survival Guide and marketing director of Picturepark, has contributed an article for CMSWire: Reinventing Digital Asset Management.  He covers a number of the themes which we have discussed on DAM News for the past few years (and David is gracious enough to give us a brief mention too).  The essence of the […]

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Adobe Launches Stock Design Marketplace – Further Integration Across The Digital Asset Supply Chain

July 11, 2014 Vendors

On Wednesday, Adobe launched the Creative Cloud Market.  In brief, this is a stock media library that allows Creative Cloud users to access pre-built design elements like graphics etc.  The source assets are provided by selected designers from Behance, a stock design market platform Adobe bought up in 2012.  The service is delivered through their Creative Cloud channel […]

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Daminion Upgrade To Version 3.3

July 9, 2014 Vendors

One of our featured DAM vendors, Daminion have upgraded their desktop app-based workgroup DAM solution of the same name.  Here are some of the key new features: Duplicate assets checking (and search for dupes) Enhancements to the built-in taxonomy Synonyms and tag groups Faster rendering (display) of large images such as TIFFs Automatic asset expiry based […]

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Essential DAM Planning For Museums Webinar, 16th July 2014, 10am PT

July 4, 2014 Industry Events

DAM Guru are hosting a webinar: Essential DAM Planning for Museums on 16th July 2014 at 10am Pacific Time (6pm UK, 7pm mainland Europe).  The session is lead by Susan Barrett, Instructional Designer with Arizona State University: “Join Susan Barrett as she offers attendees a better understanding of the process for planning, selecting or transferring to a […]

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Improving Your Search Engine

June 26, 2014 Enterprise Search

Jeff Lawrence writing on the Celerity blog, has an article: How to Improve Your Search Engine: Unlocking Basic Features.  Jeff discusses three basic routes: Review the server and search logs Review your search interface Review the features and functionality offered by your existing search tool and check if you’re using them all to the fullest extent The item is not specifically […]

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Widen Update Media Collective To 7.2

June 26, 2014 Vendors

One of our featured DAM vendors, Widen have updated their principal DAM solution, Media Collective to version 7.2.  The major alterations in relation to integration with Silicon Publishing, AtTask and ProofHQ we have already covered in previous articles.  Most of the other new stuff looks fairly maintenance oriented or cosmetic in nature, but your opinion might […]

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