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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 15th October 2018

by Charles Russell on October 15, 2018

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM.

How to Write an RFP for a Digital Asset Management System: A 10-Step Guide

Jens Lundgard has recently posted an article on CMSWire outlining a number of common issues with RFPs when choosing DAM vendors.  The key issue he highlights is that many RFP responses take the form a tick-box exercise, which often overlooks the finer details of a DAM system and masks any shortcomings it may have in performing particular tasks.  Jens provides a top ten list of requirements that should help your RFP target the most important aspects and cover all bases.

Image File .ai – a Comprehensive Breakdown

If you’ve ever wondered what the ai image format is, a recent Canto blog post might provide the answers you’re looking for.  Most of us are well acquainted with common raster formats such as JPEG and GIF, but when it comes to vector images (those that can scale without any pixelation), we often have the need for them, but lack the skills or software to work with them.  When preparing large format artwork for physical print jobs such as posters and banners, vector formats are the industry standard.  The article presents a number of pros and cons when considering their use.

How to Ensure Your DAM and Archive Systems Will Work Hand in Hand

An advertorial from DAM solutions provider Evolphin presents a number of factors to consider when archiving finished projects.  In today’s increasingly fast-paced turnaround of media-based campaigns, storage space can rapidly be exhausted and encroach on the active workflow by creating storage or processing bottlenecks and unnecessary ‘noise’ in your architecture.  This article – with plugs for both XenData archive solutions and Evolphin’s own platform – lists a number of issues that content creators are likely to encounter.  From automation to API support, it acts as a basic primer on how to evaluate your needs if you’re just starting out on the archival journey.

QBank Announce Reverse Image Search

DAM provider QBank have recently announced that a reverse image search feature is to be rolled out this autumn.  It’s just one of a raft of vendors that are now introducing AI-type functionality into their DAM systems.  This follows on from an article they posted earlier this year where they first announced that they were working on integrating Google Vision into their platform.  The reverse image search will assist in finding similar images, weeding out duplicates and also provides the option of reusing tags from matching images, thus reducing the time spent on preparing metadata.

 

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 8th October 2018

October 8, 2018 Industry News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM. DAM Metadata Gives Me All the Feels Emily Kolvitz of Bynder has recently posted an article on CSMWire extolling the virtues of metadata, and how it’s her favourite aspect of librarianship.  She likens the duty of thorough metadata […]

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Extensis and LizardTech Join Forces

October 4, 2018 Vendors

DAM vendor Extensis have just announced that they are to unite with geospatial imaging outfit LizardTech.  Extensis CEO Osamu Ikeda, praises the union in an accompanying blog post: “With Extensis’ market leadership in digital asset and font management solutions combined with LizardTech’s state-of-the-art image compression technology, the united company is uniquely situated to help solve […]

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 1st October 2018

October 1, 2018 Industry News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM. Sharing DAM Experiences – Lisa Grimm of Amazon.com Lisa Grimm, Taxonomy Manager at Amazon and co-author of the DAM salary survey analysis, has recently given a short interview for Henry Stewart on LinkedIn ahead of this year’s DAM San […]

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Attributes of Effective DAM Consultants: Lifecycle Expertise

September 28, 2018 DAM Education

Continuing our feature article series on the attributes of effective DAM consultants, in the second article, I examine a consultant’s ability to work across the whole of the DAM initiative lifecycle and apply their previous experience to current DAM-related problems: “In the previous article in this series, I examined experience as an attribute of effective […]

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PhotoMetadata.org Joins DAM Federation

September 24, 2018 Industry News

I am pleased to announce that the PhotoMetadata.org  project which is managed by David Riecks has recently joined DAM Federation, the community of Digital Asset Management resources that was set up in August: “Everyone involved with digital images shares the challenge of tracking and managing their rapidly expanding collections. Images with embedded information about their […]

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Digital Value For Memory Institutions: The Complexity Of Cultural Context

September 24, 2018 Opinion

Dr. Simon Tanner, Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage and DAM course leader at King’s College London, has recently published a keynote presentation for the ‘Museums and Digital Memory’ conference, organised by The British Museum.  His presentation aims to define the different ‘modes’ of value for digital resources within our museums and cultural institutions.  He opens […]

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 24th September 2018

September 24, 2018 Industry News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM. MediaValet – Do You Need Dropbox or DAM? DAM vendor MediaValet have published an infographic outlining five questions to consider when using Dropbox versus a fully-fledged DAM system.  Although some of the information is a little misleading (e.g. […]

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 17th September 2018

September 17, 2018 Industry News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM. DAM Procurement Considerations Part 1: On-Premise vs. Software-as-a-Service DAM vendor MediaValet have recently published part one of a two-part series on DAM procurement.  This first instalment focuses on the differences between two primary methods of deployment and delivery: […]

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 10th September 2018

September 10, 2018 Industry News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM. An Open Vocabulary Tagging Experiment for Discoverability Accidental Taxonomist author Heather Hedden has recently embarked on a tag comparison experiment with one of her colleagues.  The aim of the exercise is to ascertain whether tagging two identical articles […]

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