Digital Asset Management news, articles and features covering core DAM topics that are essential reading for everyone interested in this industry.
Using MD5 checksums (or hashes) to identify if a file is unique has become de-rigueur for most DAM solutions these days. There are many ad-hoc uses for them outside a more comprehensive system, however, and human managers of digital assets need to be aware of what tools and techniques are …Continue reading »
North Plains “We Speak Digital Media” blog covered an interesting topic yesterday: the difference between the way publishers and printers make use of DAM technology. The key take-away point is that publishers use DAM solutions to manage a range of components they use to develop or maintain a …Continue reading »
Rob Beschizza gives his account of two recent visits to Library Of Congress departments to see what techniques and practices are used in this prestigious organisation to preserve their immense collections.
“The Library of Congress has nearly 150 million items in its collection, including at least 21 million books, 5 …Continue reading »
Leala Abbott explains the difference between DAM, CMS and Collections Management in this article and makes the observation that there are a lot of grey areas between the two but the fundamental issue is to understand your real needs:
“I think about 90% of people don’t really understand the …Continue reading »
David Roe examines whether enterprise content management solutions that offer basic digital asset management features are a cost effective alternative for businesses with significant DAM requirements.
“If the decision as to whether an enterprise should deploy a full-blown digital asset management system has been complicated, new research from the Real …Continue reading »
The Web Content 2010 Conference takes place on June 7-8 in Chicago and offers some potentially interesting sessions for anyone involved in DAM or ECM, including:
- Using Taxonomies to Improve Search
- There’s No Semantic Web without Content and Data
- Use SharePoint to Power your Internet Site
- The Role of Taxonomy
This week the ‘Flash vs HTML5’ format war continued to rage with suggestions that Apple’s Flash embargo is based purely on commercial strategy and has nothing whatsoever to do with technical issues, a revelation that is sure to convince even more content and digital asset management software vendors that HTML5 …Continue reading »
It’s been quite a week for anyone engaged in the development of digital asset management systems, with changes on all fronts that could affect the way DAM vendors build their systems and comply with changing national and international copyright and IPR legislation. First, we reported on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) …Continue reading »
On 5th May 2010, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT), Earley & Associates will host a webinar entitled “Cross-Channel Brand Management”. The webinar will examine the role of digital asset management and marketing asset management software in the creation of a centralised resource for organisational brand management and marcomm operations.…Continue reading »
This video produced by the US Library Of Congress, outlines why it is important for all organisations to preserve digital assets and how technological progress is also a factor to consider in any preservation strategy (running time 3 mins 10 secs).
“Traditional information sources such as books, photos and sculptures …Continue reading »
In this article, Philip Speigel takes a humorous look at the polarised roles of visionary DAM strategists and DAM metadata analysts, and explains how with good communication and a willingness to collaborate, both these ‘information superheroes’ can contribute to overall organisational success.
“Micro-boy wants to circle the wagons and fix …Continue reading »