By Adam N. Hess, MFA | MLIS Echoing
David Diamond in his kick-off article for this series, although it is now possible to learn DAM on the job with software and new technologies, simply “managing a DAM doesn’t make one an information professional.” Those who are successful in …Continue reading »
by Collin Rickman, MLIS
You drum your fingers against your desk, nervously anticipating the news you’ve spent years waiting for: The latest iteration of your organization’s digital asset management strategy—an elegant and complex system of people, processes, and technology crafted for machine-like efficiency—has gone live.
One final time, you …Continue reading »
by Margie Foster, MLIS, Information Management
This is the story of two DAM systems at two different companies. The companies shared many similarities. In both cases, the digital asset management system was relegated a home with the design team, where the managers understood the need for a searchable collection …Continue reading »
by Tracy Wolfe, MLIS
One of the ingredients essential to a successful digital asset management implementation is a controlled vocabulary. A controlled vocabulary (CV) is simply an established group of terms used to describe assets in the DAM. Controlled vocabulary can help users search more effectively. Most importantly, a …Continue reading »
by Tracy Wolfe, MLIS
Governance is defined by Dictionary.com as ‘government; exercise of authority; control.’ In a digital asset management scenario, the most basic definition of governance boils down to which users have access to which assets and why. A solid governance strategy stretches beyond this to encompass the …Continue reading »
How DAM Guru Program is Managed
New case study offers behind-the-scenes view into management system
Many questions come in about how we managed DAM Guru Program. Some assume we use an automated matching algorithm that connects members based on interests and experience. In fact, no DGP operations are automated. Every …Continue reading »
by Lisa Grimm, MA, MS-LIS
While librarians love global standards and useful metadata, even within the traditional library, we can be confronted a less-than-consistent institutional approach to those standards, and even wider variation in the tools used to maintain good metadata. That’s especially true in the DAM world, where …Continue reading »
By Linda Rouse
The social profile of librarians as “custodians of knowledge” in the community (despite the often derogatory stereotyping) attracts people who have a curiosity and interest in information and research, and in developing the requisite skill sets to become knowledge or information workers.
Librarians understand assets. One of …Continue reading »
An article series by DAM Guru Program library science professionals
By David Diamond
It took the digital asset management software industry only about 15 years until we started to recognize that this radical new thing we created had actually been created long ago. From taxonomies to metadata to categorization systems …Continue reading »
Looking for a Guru in New York City area. Member seeking some advice on digital asset management in the entertainment industry.
Member has some solid general experience in the field of asset management, but would like to speak to someone in the field who might be able to offer some …Continue reading »
In a 3-part series entitled, “What’s Holding DAM Back,” DAM News contributors discuss why they think the Digital Asset Management industry has fallen into an innovation standstill in the past few years. We took the question to DAM Guru Program members, whose responses are below.
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Looking for a Guru in Washington D.C. area. Member is currently considering employing semantic web technology as part of the new digital asset management roll out.
They are looking for resources about the bridge between the two technologies. For example, use cases, other DAM professionals with experience in their own …Continue reading »