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DAM Guru Program (DGP) are hosting a webinar about DAM and The Semantic Web on 9th December at 10am PT.  The event will feature three speakers: Demian Hess (Director of DAM & Publishing Systems for Avalon Consulting), Margaret Warren (Owner of Metadata Authoring Systems) and Tim Strehle (Software Architect for Digital Collections Verlagsgesellschaft)

Join Demian, Margaret and Tim as they offer attendees a better understanding of the various ways Semantic Web concepts relate to Digital Asset Management. They will highlight how to benefit from Linked Data using the DAM system you already have. Find out how existing DAM systems can evolve once they incorporate the fundamentals of Semantic Web.” [Read More]

This one looks like it should be well worth tuning into.  Unlike many other webinars I get invites for, this one has some speakers who have acquired their Digital Asset Management expertise via their own first-hand experiences with it (which seems to be a bit of a rarity these days).

Regular DAM News readers will be aware that Tim operates Planet DAM (which we syndicate) and writes extensively on his own blog.  You can also read more of Demain’s thoughts on his recent LinkedIn post.  Margaret Warren’s articles were the inspiration for Tim’s blog article about DAM interoperability which in-turn inspired one I wrote for CMSWire a few years ago.

It’s fair to say that the Semantic Web was fundamental element in all this and it remains the richest source (and currently largely unexplored) opportunity for metadata innovation in Digital Asset Management, far more so than CX/DX cul-de-sac the industry has currently got itself stuck in.  So if you want to learn about something that really might end up actually being useful in DAM, I highly recommend registering for this event.


Managing Document Assets In DAM Solutions

November 24, 2015 Special Features

On our features section, I have written an article with some advice and recommendations about how to treat document assets which might be of interest to readers who have a number of assets of this type held within their DAM (or those who plan to in the future): “The range of document support in many DAM […]

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Where In The World Are Your Digital Assets?

November 13, 2015 Cloud Computing

One of the recent changes in DAM system technology over the last five years has been the increased use of cloud storage providers to hold asset files.  Previously, most DAM solutions relied on a file storage method that worked more or less like a big hard disk, even if it was actually a separate network attached device dedicated […]

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Extensis Update Portfolio For 2016

November 4, 2015 Vendors

DAM vendor, Extensis, announced the 2016 edition of their DAM solution, Portfolio yesterday.  The new features are described below: Version control Asset check out and check in File locking Secure, Centralized Storage Asset check out and file locking read like they’re very similar features to me.  I would guess the difference is that check in allows […]

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Do You Need Mobile DAM?

October 28, 2015 Emerging DAM Technologies

One of the recent themes in DAM with the corporate users I deal with, is the role of mobile.  When asked to explain the reasoning behind their interest, some commonly-held misunderstandings about our subject are sometimes revealed.  These are partly related to topics I mentioned a few weeks ago in my article, Understanding The Difference Between Digital […]

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Using DAM To Integrate Marketing Activities

October 15, 2015 Opinion

Last week, CMSWire published an article by Mohan Taylor, from North Plains: DAM Goes to Market(ing).  This is one of the better argued pieces I’ve read about handling the marketing use-case in DAM: “I fundamentally believe that the software solution is only as good as the DAM processes that the organization adopts. For the marketing use-cases, the […]

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Widen Release Media Collective 9.0

October 5, 2015 Vendors

Last week, DAM vendor, Widen, announced version 9.0 of their Media Collective DAM solution.  Of particular note was the ‘Insights’ feature, which they released some press about: “Widen Enterprises, a leading provider of software services that help marketing teams organize content, has launched Digital Asset Management (DAM) Insights, a new analytics tool for Media Collective, the company’s […]

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Planet DAM Now Syndicated On DAM News

September 29, 2015 Industry News

Recent visitors to DAM News might notice the sidebar with links from Tim Strehle’s Planet DAM feed which we have now syndicated (with Tim’s permission).  Planet DAM is Tim’s hand-picked selection of DAM articles from different participants in our industry and includes vendors, consultants and a variety of personal blogs and related websites. I frequently use this as my go-to […]

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Understanding The Difference Between Digital Marketing And Digital Asset Management

September 21, 2015 Opinion

An issue I seem to encounter a lot when dealing with organisations who require assistance with their Digital Asset Management initiatives is a widespread misunderstanding about the difference between Digital Asset Management and Digital Marketing.  You will often find those with responsibility for the latter being asked to make executive decisions about the former.  How enthusiastic they […]

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Introduction To The Special Library Association DAM Section

September 11, 2015 Industry News

Deb Fanslow who is one of the editors of The DAM Directory (and who wrote the four-part feature article Who Needs A DAM Librarian?) together with John Horodyski have contributed a feature article for DAM News: DAM Student And DAM Professor Combine Forces For DAM Good.  The article describes the new Special Library Association DAM Section which John and Deb are co-chairing: “The […]

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The Confused Picture Of Enterprise Digital Asset Management Adoption

September 4, 2015 Industry News

Earlier today,I cam across this item on Computer Business Review: $billion businesses lead digital content management adoption.  The basis of the article is some research by analysts Kable where they highlight that approximately 75% of larger businesses with a $1bn+ turnover have now invested into Digital Asset Management technologies (amongst others, such as enterprise search) “While 74.2 percent […]

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