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New DAM Directory Resource

by Ralph Windsor on August 27, 2014

Deborah Fanslow and Emily Kolvitz have put together a DAM Directory under the auspices of DAM Foundation with a lot of useful links to various DAM information, reference guides and sites, including: resources, organisations, publications, vendors, consultants and case studies.  The directory is sub-divided into Corporate DAM and Jobs sections and it looks like they plan to cover a wide range of other DAM topics, including: education, interoperability and metadata (to name just three).  The full URL is:

We have a list of resources on DAM News also (which is not as extensive): and DAM Guru have built a resources page which is filtered by subject:  Lastly, a slightly different more news-oriented source is Planet DAM from Tim Strehele tracks links to about 150 vendors and aggregates DAM-related RSS + Twitter feeds:



DAM Confusion Or Irreparable Fragmentation?

August 27, 2014 Opinion

Last week, CMSWire ran an article with the title DAM Confusion in the Marketplace by Elizabeth Keathley of Atlanta Metadata Authority and author of the book Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos.  This prompted a fair amount of interest, mainly because Elizabeth made an analysis of the DAM market based on the […]

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The NetScout/Gartner Dispute And DIY Evaluation Techniques For DAM Buyers

August 19, 2014 Vendors

My co-contributor, Ralph Windsor, Senior Editor of DAM News has provided a feature article: The Broken IT Analyst Market And Evaluation Options For Cost-Conscious DAM Buyers.  He assesses the impact of the NetScout lawsuit against Gartner, considers some alternative perspectives on the role played by them both and discusses the wider implications.  He also outlines some […]

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Picturepark Partner With Sorenson Media To Update Video Support

August 19, 2014 Vendors

One of our featured DAM Vendors, Picturepark, have announced updated support for video via partnership with Sorenson Media today: “In addition to making audio and video available in many more formats than were previously available in Picturepark, the new Video Converter also enables Picturepark to accept inbound audio and video in more formats. Download formats are […]

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Digital Asset Management Workflow – The Key To Implementing Effective CXM Strategies

August 15, 2014 Opinion

There have been a few more articles on DAM in CMSWire over the last week or two.  One which is short, but makes a very good point is this by Irina Guseva: Improve DAM Creative Workflows First, CXM Will Follow.  The theme of the item is that CXM depends on having the right assets available to the relevant people […]

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Southpaw Introduce Apps To Extend The Functionality Of The TACTIC Platform

August 13, 2014 Open Source

One of our featured open source DAM vendors, Southpaw Technologies, have developed a series of app that are designed to run on top of their TACTIC DAM platform.  The three apps are: VFX App – a specialist workflow tool for visual effects studios aSync – synchronisation of multiple copies of digital assets across a wide […]

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Methods To Improve DAM Adoption

August 8, 2014 DAM Education

CMSWire are running another series of DAM-related articles this week (and next, I believe). The focus this time around is more practical stuff about how to get more out of the technology, as opposed to the comment and opinion feature series they have run.  There have been a few good items which are worth drawing […]

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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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