Below are special features we have run in DAM News.
Tim Strehle of Digital Collections and Margaret Warren of ImageSnippets discuss the issues facing DAM interoperability initiatives and consider how these might be addressed.
Ralph Windsor, DAM News editor offers a requirements specification for a digital asset transaction manager that enables the review and modification of the previous state of digital assets
Medhat Mahmoud discusses how digital assets will increasingly touch everyone’s lives and the implications this has.
Denzil Ford of MediaValet proposes some ideas to allow DAM interfaces to achieve higher levels of user engagement by utilising principles from social media platforms.
Martin Wilson of Asset Bank discusses why innovation has stalled in DAM and what thought-processes need to be employed to restart it again.
Ricky Patten of DataBasics kicks off our Improving DAM In 2017 series with this article containing some recommendations for engaging with DAM vendors in a more effective and conscious manner.
Denzil Ford of MediaValet discusses the DAM as library analogy and observes that (as with libraries) there are more dimensions to DAM than just being stores of content.
Denzil Ford of MediaValet discusses the role of DAM in Social Media and asks if the human aspect is at risk of being made subservient to the technology
Martin Wilson of Asset Bank discusses the increasing role of Microservices and their relevance to Digital Asset Management.
Ralph Windsor considers the reliability of AI technologies and discusses who has liability for them if they fail.
Martin Wilson of Bright Interactive discusses issues with AI technologies in relation to Digital Asset Management and proposes some solutions to resolve them.
Ralph Windsor concludes the second of this two part article series.
Ralph Windsor examines the different meaning of the term ‘digital assets’ and considers the changing the value proposition of DAM. This is the first of a two-part article.
Ralph Windsor describes how innovation might be restarted in DAM by re-examining the value generated from digital assets.
Hassan Kotob, CEO of North Plains asks if DAM’s ‘moment in the sun’ has arrived?
Libby Maurer, product manager at Widen, considers the need for deeper analysis of asset usage in DAM using some example scenarios.
Ralph Windsor discusses the role of document assets in DAM systems and some different methods for handling them.
Deb Fanslow discusses the new Special Library Association DAM Section.
Andreas Mockenhaupt, Director of Professional Services for Canto discusses the OASIS sponsored standard, CMIS4DAM.
Ben Smidt collates responses to our “What’s Holding DAM Back series” published in February this year.
The final part four of Deb Fanslow’s article series: Who Needs a DAM Librarian?
Ralph Windsor discusses the role of AI techniques when applied to digital asset cataloguing and offers some best practice advice and recommendations.
Part three of Deb Fanslow’s article series: Who Needs a DAM Librarian: An Open Cover Letter
Part one of the ‘What’s Holding DAM Back’ series by Jeff Lawrence: What’s Holding DAM Back: The Customers
Part two by David Diamond: What’s Holding DAM Back: The Vendors
Part three by Ralph Windsor: What’s Holding DAM Back: The Media
Part two of Deborah Fanslow’s article series: Who Needs a DAM Librarian: Information Professionals: A Field Guide
Anna Cotton from Brandworkz discusses how simplicity is the key to success for effective DAM: DAM Simple: How To Select The Right Digital Asset Management System If You Are A Marketer
Ralph Windsor analyses consolidated DAM solutions and considers an alternative, service-oriented approach.
Deborah Fanslow responds to David Diamond’s call for librarians to be more forthright about the benefits they can bring to DAM initiatives.
Ralph Windsor assess the impact NetScout’s lawsuit against Gartner and considers methods that cost conscious DAM buyers can use to self-evaluate DAM products.
Dan Huby of Montala discusses potential risks with external hosting and methods that can be applied to mitigate them.
Neil Monahan of Brandworkz, discusses how to enhance the usability of your DAM system and therefore generate a higher ROI.
Ralph Windsor examines the political and technical issues with DAM integration requirements and considers some methods of mitigating them.
Ralph Windsor provides an alternative approach to evaluating DAM ROI which is more credible than many quantitative techniques which DAM ROI infographics are frequently based on.
Ralph Windsor considers the DAM specialisation debate, including topics such as DAM platforms vs dedicated applications.
In the second part of this article, Ralph Windsor examines how DAM systems currently get used to distribute assets to Social Media platforms and how a value chain model might change that.
Ralph Windsor assesses the role of Social Media and how it relates to DAM and the DAM Value Chain.
A feature article by Ralph Windsor that first appeared on DAM Coalition about scaling up DAM implementations.
Brandworkz discuss some strategies for getting users to engage with your Digital Asset Management or Brand Asset Management portal so they can become evangelists for your brand.
A feature article by Ralph Windsor that first appeared on DAM Coalition about activities to carry out before a DAM implementation is commenced.
Ralph Windsor discusses how interoperability and specialisation by vendors could be applied to resolve usability conflicts between different types of DAM users.
Remko Noteboo, Co-Founder and CTO, Southpaw Technology considers the ‘industrialisation’ of Digital Asset Management and the potential for streamlining content production processes.
David Diamond discusses what is required for managers to circumnavigate potential DAM implementation pitfalls so they can becomes DAM Superheroes for their organisation.
Ralph Windsor discusses various user feedback, auditing and review methods to improve the ROI obtained from your DAM systems and satisfy the needs of your users more effectively.
Ralph Windsor interviews David Diamond about the DAM Guru Program.
Ralph Windsor summarises some advice for enhancing the findability of your assets.
A German translation of this article has been provided by Ilka Martin: Eine Einführung in DAM Auffindbarkeitstechniken
Nick Broookes and Ralph Windsor provide some risk mitigation recommendations for prospective DAM SaaS users
DAM News editors, Naresh Sarwan and Ralph Windsor offer managers a guidance document with best practice principles for DAM system procurement.
Ralph Windsor discusses DAM and Collections Management projects for museums and cultural or heritage organisations.
Naresh Sarwan and Ralph Windsor examine the Digital Asset Management Value Chain concept and what it may for the future of DAM.
Ralph Windsor discusses Big Data and how to assimilate it into your Digital Asset Management strategy.
Naresh Sarwan and Ralph Windsor present this 13 page whitepaper with a selection of advice, strategies, techniques and recommendations for anyone considering using DAM for revenue generation initiatives (with specific reference to selling media assets such as images or video).
David Diamond, author of the DAM Survival Guide and Marketing Director of Picturepark considers whether DRM is a self-defeating concept which DAM vendors are aggravating the worst effects of partly because of a lack of interoperability between competing solutions.
Ralph Windsor considers the changing role of the proxy file in DAM solutions.
We consider the state of DAM technology in 2012. This is the second part of our feature article about DAM in 2012.
We offer some predictions for how the DAM industry will develop in 2012. This is part one of a two part article.
Ralph Windsor discusses some myths about open source software.
Our predictions for the technological developments that will affect DAM in 2011.
We outline our predictions for the DAM industry in 2011.
An article by Ralph Windsor which originally appeared on the Daydream website about managing risks with Cloud DAM.
A about the complexity of deploying DAM solutions into enterprise IT environments which originally appeared on the Daydream website.
A post about open source software by Ralph Windsor originally appearing on the Daydream website.