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DAM News Round-Up – 22nd April 2019

by Charles Russell on April 23, 2019

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

The State of DAM Today!

In this webinar, DAM experts David Diamond, Ralph Windsor, Carin Forman and Frank DeCarlo discuss the state of the DAM industry today.  Covering a wide range of topics including AI, autotagging, DRM, and the continuing lack of innovation, this lively and in-depth debate dissects the challenges and possible solutions to inject new life into the struggling sector.  It’s a rare opportunity to tap into the thoughts of some of the industry’s most experienced players.

Henry Stewart DAM NY 2019 Preview

This year’s DAM NY conference is fast approaching and we’ve published an article to give our readers an idea of what they might expect.  Spanning two full days (2-3rd May), with pre-event tutorials, the Henry Stewart event represents the largest of its kind in the DAM industry, featuring over 100 speakers across more than 70 sessions.  You can get $100 off the registration fee with the discount code DAMGURU100.

Notre DAM

Jason Wehling, President of DAM vendor NetXposure has posted an article in the wake of the recent devastating fire that ravaged Notre-Dame in Paris.  Although I consider his title pun to be somewhat cheap, he does highlight the extent to which people cherish the photographs of their time spent in and around the historic cathedral, and how our personal categorisation and retrieval systems mirror the DAM process.

7 Digital Asset Management Market Trends 2020

Eunbyeol Koh, Marketing Coordinator at DAM solutions provider FotoWare, has posted an article presenting 7 DAM market trends for 2020.  To be honest, I’m struggling to see anything new in this list, with many of her vague statistical observations having very little to do with Digital Asset Management.  The usual topics are all here: AI, Cloud, SaaS, Internet of Things, and usability, although again, it reads more like a generic tech bulletin from 2018 (or earlier) than any indication of what to expect in the DAM industry in the near future.

IPTC 2019 Spring Meeting: Day 1

Members of IPTC, the global standards body of the new media, recently gathered for their bi-annual meeting to discuss a range of topics affecting the industry.  Fake news, credibility and ethical journalism were high on the agenda, with an interesting idea of a ‘nutrition label’ for news content, akin to those found on foodstuffs, containing information on factuality, readability and use of emotional language.  Other topics included a review of updating the IPTC’s vision and mission statement, and recent updates to the body’s Sports Content Working Group specification.

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Henry Stewart DAM NY 2019 Preview

April 16, 2019 Industry Events

There are few events in the DAM calendar that generate as much industry buzz as the Henry Stewart DAM New York conference on 2nd – 3rd May 2019.  Touted as the world’s largest Digital Asset Management event, DAM New York presents over 100 speakers across more than 70 sessions, with a wide range of tracks […]

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 15th April 2019

April 15, 2019 Industry News

Interview With David Diamond – Part 2 The second instalment of Ralph Windsor’s interview with DAM Survival Guide author and former Marketing Director at Picturepark David Diamond has now been published.  In this item, they discuss whether the characterisation of DAM vendors as villains is legitimate.  The role of DAM partners is also considered as […]

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Second Instalment of David Diamond Interview – DAM Vendors and Partners

April 12, 2019 Opinion

Earlier this week, we published the first instalment of an interview I conducted with David Diamond, author of the DAM Survival Guide, founder of The DAM Guru Program and former Marketing Director of vendor, Picturepark.  In this second excerpt, he goes on to discuss whether the characterisation of vendors as villains of DAM by some […]

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 8th April 2019

April 9, 2019 Industry News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM. Building a Business Case for a DAM Solution DAM News editor Ralph Windsor and myself have recently co-authored an article exploring the difficulties surrounding building a business case for a Digital Asset Management initiative, and how the current […]

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Interview Series With David Diamond

April 8, 2019 Opinion

Recently, I had the opportunity to conduct an interview with David Diamond, author of the DAM Survival Guide, founder of The DAM Guru Program and former Marketing Director of vendor, Picturepark. Anyone who has been involved in DAM for more than a couple of years will almost certainly know who David is and be familiar […]

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Building Credible Business Cases To Get Funding For DAM Initiatives

April 5, 2019 DAM Education

My co-contributor, Charles Russell and I have recently written a jointly authored DAM News feature article about developing business cases to get funding for DAM solutions: “With the roll-out of complex foundational platforms such as Digital Asset Management, many managers may request oversized budgets to cover the risk of scope creep and difficulty of predicting […]

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 1st April 2019

April 1, 2019 Industry News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM. Metadata Matters: Managing Up to Staff your DAM Team Metadata and taxonomy expert Lisa Grimm has posted a fairly in-depth article on how to build and manage a successful DAM team, and more importantly, how to convince your […]

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The State of DAM Today Webinar – 16th April 2019

March 29, 2019 Industry Events

New Jersey DAM Meetup and London DAM Meetup are holding a joint collaborative webinar on the subject: The State of DAM Today. The event takes place on Tuesday 16th April at 4pm UK, 11am ET and 8am PT and is free of charge. The panelists are David Diamond, author of The DAM Survival Guide, Carin […]

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 25th March 2019

March 26, 2019 Industry News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM. Journal of Digital Media Management The quarterly Journal of Digital Media Management has now been released.  This 100-page peer-reviewed journal by Henry Stewart publications features in-depth articles, real-world cases and reviews by some of the industry’s leading experts.  […]

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 18th March 2019

March 18, 2019 Industry News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM. Crisis, What DAM Crisis? My co-contributor Ralph Windsor has recently posted an article in response to Ian Matzen’s excellent piece on the decline of professional DAM staff and its insidious effect on the industry.  Ralph takes the debate […]

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