“After reading David’s article, I was inspired to do a little informal research. I was curious…when did the topic of librarians enter the DAM conversation? Have any vendors other than Picturepark published any advocacy on behalf of librarians in DAM? What do DAM consultants and DAM practitioners have to say about information professionals? As it turns out, there has been quite a bit of advocacy published.” [Read More]
The article continues with a formidable piece of research which includes numerous links to items from a wide range of sources (including commercial as well as academic publications). It’s obvious that Deborah has put a lot of effort into finding examples of advocacy in support of utilising the expertise of librarians in DAM initiatives. Although she describes her list as ‘not exhaustive’ I think it’s probably about the best example anyone is likely to get for some time to come.
I am looking forward to reading the follow-up articles in this series and it should start to address some of the issues raised by David. Deborah and Emily Kolvitz also put together the DAM Directory which is equally diligently researched and anyone who hasn’t seen it already would be well advised to take a look and bookmark it for future reference.