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Deborah Fanslow, has written the fourth and final instalment of her DAM News feature article series: Who Needs a DAM Librarian?  Part IV: The Rise of the Information Professional.  The item continues the same the device of using a job interview between a hiring manager and an information professional to present the issues.  She considers subjects like how to ensure that your DAM initiative is successful and why Library and Information Science (LIS) skills can be applied to other digital strategy considerations as well as DAM, including the wider context of this discussion:

Businesses are increasingly recognizing the value of information and the competitive advantage awarded to organizations that can leverage end-to-end digital supply chains to transform data into information—and ultimately into business intelligence. The increasing demand for real-time, personalized data to inform strategic business decisions requires the ability to aggregate, store, curate, analyze, visualize, and distribute vast quantities of both structured and unstructured data throughout the enterprise and beyond—which in turn requires interoperability among any number of internal and external information systems, protocols, and services. The evolution towards centralized enterprise platforms and services will have a profound effect on DAM technologies, along with implications for the value of information management.” [Read More]

This article (like all the others) is expertly researched, it is also presented in a lively and interesting manner that is both easy to read and informative.  This series has probably been about the best received of any we have featured on DAM News in the past and that is no small part down to Deb’s considerable research skills, writing ability ability and detailed knowledge of DAM (plus other related topics).  I certainly look forward to future contributions from her in the future (as I know many others will also).

All the articles in this series are listed below, for anyone who may have missed them:

  1. Who Needs a DAM Librarian? Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are
  2. Who Needs a DAM Librarian: Information Professionals: A Field Guide
  3. Who Needs a DAM Librarian: An Open Cover Letter
  4. Who Needs a DAM Librarian? The Rise of the Information Professional




OASIS Releases Press About CMIS4DAM

April 15, 2015 Industry Standards

Earlier this week, OASIS released some press about the proposed CMIS4DAM standard: “Members of the OASIS open standards consortium are defining a profile of the widely adopted Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard for use in Digital Asset Management (DAM). The work of the new OASIS CMIS4DAM Technical Committee will eliminate the need for expensive custom […]

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London DAM Meetup – 25th June 2015

April 7, 2015 Industry Events

There is a London DAM Meetup on 25th June 2015 which is being organised by Michele Jouan.  This is being held after the Henry Stewart DAM EU conference from 5.30 – 6.30pm at the same venue in W1 and is usually continued at a nearby pub: “In collaboration with Henry Stewart, please join us for drinks after the […]

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Atlanta DAM Meetup Podcast

March 30, 2015 Industry Events

The Atlanta DAM Meetup group recorded a podcast of their last meeting where (amongst other topics) they discussed DAM innovation and the What’s Holding DAM Back? series we ran on DAM News recently.  The audio file is hosted on Elizabeth Keathley’s site, I will refrain from discussing the content of the podcast as we have been over […]

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Daminion Upgrade To Version 3.7

March 18, 2015 Vendors

Vendor, Daminion Software, have announced version 3.7 of their desktop client/server DAM system of the same name.  The key new feature is Active Directory (AD) integration so users can login with the same credentials as their corporate workstation: “Integration with the Windows Active Directory allows the Daminion Server to sync with a company’s existing  user database without […]

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Adobe SmartPic: A Brief Glimpse Of Metadata Insight?

March 17, 2015 Vendors

Last week, Adobe’s PR people sent us a variety of links in relation to their summit which were demonstrations of technologies from their ‘labs’ research division.  One example which is specifically about DAM is called SmartPic.  There is a quote below, but to understand the first issue I will discuss, you also need to see the […]

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The Need For DAM Architectural Strategy: Seeing The Bigger Picture And Doing Something About It

March 10, 2015 Opinion

It is a month since we published the What’s Holding DAM Back? series of article which was written by Jeff Lawrence, David Diamond and myself.  Previous to that we published, our critique of current DAM innovation which used Jeff’s CMSWire article as a primary source.  There have been a some follow-up items and others which are not in response to them, […]

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DAM Guru Program Extended To Offer Freelance Assistance – Advice For Prospective Clients

February 26, 2015 Industry News

The DAM Guru Program (DGP) which is sponsored by DAM vendor, Picturepark, announced on Tuesday that they are now matching requests for freelance assistance with registered gurus, in addition to full-time jobs: “DAM Guru Program is now two years old and more than 650 signups strong. To enable the DAM community to better benefit from the growing range […]

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Brandworkz Update To Version 6.3

February 17, 2015 Vendors

DAM vendor, Brandworkz, have recently released an updated edition of their flagship Brand Asset Management software.  As per the current theme of early 2015, the release is mostly oriented towards tweaks and general maintenance updates rather than brimming with new innovations: Asset alerting – emails with details of new or expired assets etc Download reason reporting […]

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