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New DAM Whitepapers Site

by Ralph Windsor on April 11, 2014

Earlier this week, we opened up a new dedicated site for Digital Asset Management Whitepapers at  We have transferred all the DAM News reports into this repository and had some early participation from Picturepark also (who have uploaded two of their own papers and helped us with beta-testing).  The key points are:

  • There is a searchable index of all the published documents.
  • Anyone can apply for a contributor account, including commercial organisations like vendors or consultants, however, we do have some editorial guidelines which preclude the upload of straight sales materials like brochures etc.
  • Contributors can ask for notification when someone downloads a paper and there are some API hooks for integrating these with third party CRM systems.
  • At present only selected DAM News whitepapers are chargeable, but later this year we will expand this to allow other contributors to apply fees if they wish (and of course, documents can be offered free).  If you wish to charge for your reports, please contact us.
  • We will only accept documents that have some definite association with the Digital Asset Management subject and selected related fields like MRM and ECM (but only if there is a DAM-specific angle).

More information is available on the ‘about’ section:

DAM Whitepapers is a repository of reports and documents written by DAM professionals. The facility has been established by Digital Asset Management industry journal, DAM News and includes a number of publications written by vendors, consultants and others with specialist knowledge about Digital Asset Management and related subjects.” [Read More]

As many marketers operating in complex sectors like Digital Asset Management are well aware, client education is an essential element of generating a positive response.  If well written and focussed on the provision of quality information, first and foremost, whitepapers are an ideal way to demonstrate the author’s knowledge and expertise (and by proxy, the organisation they work for).

As with our other series of DAM-related subsidiary sites, we will be featuring selected papers for coverage in the main DAM News publication, especially those that stand out as being good examples of the whitepaper format as it applies to the wider DAM subject.  Anyone wishing to participate, should first register and apply for a contributor account.  A PDF contributor’s guide is available once you are approved which contains more detailed instructions and information.


The Characteristics Of DAM Systems

April 10, 2014 Digital Asset Management

Elizabeth Keathley, author of Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos and owner of Atlanta Metadata Authority, has written an article for DAM Foundation, where she discusses The 10 Characteristics of a Digital Asset Management System.  She offers the following: Unique ID codes Workflow Version control Ability to create metadata fields […]

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Reducing Digital Asset Volumes And Cataloguing Them More Efficiently

April 9, 2014 Opinion

Romney Whitehead, has written an article Curation Before Creation, on her own Borrowed Insight blog where she discusses how the net overhead of managing media has not really diminished with the introduction of digital media, but has merely transferred from one type of activity to another.  To illustrate this she uses some examples from a family […]

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Audio Version Of Elizabeth Keathley DAM Book

April 4, 2014 Digital Asset Management Books

At the end of February, we covered the forthcoming release of a new Digital Asset Management book by Elizabeth Keathley of of Atlanta Metadata and also DAM Foundation: ”Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos”.  The title was released by publishers Apress earlier this week. Most of our readers who follow the DAM […]

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Brandworkz Add Blogging Module To Their Brand Asset Management Platform

April 2, 2014 Vendors

One of our featured DAM vendors, Brandworkz, have added what they term a Social Media Collaboration Module to their flagship brand asset focussed DAM platform of the same name: “Comprising an internal Blog feature and Who’s Who listing of teams within a company, the Social Collaboration module enables marketers to build an online community within […]

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DAM Projects Update – Free Premium DAM News Whitepaper Offer

April 1, 2014 DAM Projects

Based on feedback received from a few people who have been generous enough to offer it, we have made some judicious alterations to DAM Projects which we launched a few weeks ago.  The most notable of which is that you can manage all contacts with prospective suppliers via the site itself now without the need to […]

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Daminion Update To Version 3.0

March 28, 2014 Vendors

One of our featured DAM vendors, Daminion, who specialise in low-cost desktop single user and client/server DAM solutions, have announced version 3.0 of their solution.  Some of the major additions are: Permissions controls to restrict access to assets. Direct importing of assets from digital capture devices (e.g. cameras, mobile phones etc). Improved interface options. User […]

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Widen Media Collective Upgraded To Version 7.1

March 25, 2014 Vendors

One of our featured DAM vendors, Widen, today announced the new version 7.1 of their Widen Media Collective SaaS DAM solution.  The new features include: Asset level analytics (reporting on per-asset downloads etc) Stylized Collections (branded image galleries derived from favourites/lightboxes/collections etc) Video editing and frame-selection (cropping and custom clips) iOS and Android asset selection […]

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Adobe Update Experience Manager

March 25, 2014 Vendors

Adobe announced the new release of their Experience Manager suite today.  There are updates across Sites, Assets, Apps, Communities and Forms elements.  For assets, they offer the following in their press release: “Dynamic, interactive media experiences, including video, can now be authored and delivered across devices. Advanced video features now include the ability to add […]

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Razuna DAM Cloud Sustains Major Hardware Failure

March 25, 2014 Vendors

Update: As of today (26th March) Razuna report that data recovery has been 100% successful. Open Source DAM Vendor, Razuna, announced last week that they had sustained a 39TB data loss due to failure of multiple RAID drives in their hosting environment.  Data recovery experts were required to retrieve customer data.  The hardware failure occurred […]

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NetXposure Upgrade NetX To Version 7

March 21, 2014 Vendors

Earlier this week, one of our featured DAM Vendors, NetXposure upgraded their flagship NetX DAM software to version 7.  The new features include: A revised HTML5 user interface. Auto-matching of input fields based on a CSV tagging map. Controlled Vocabularies. Auto-selection of metadata based on user category selections. Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator integration. Amazon Glacier […]

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