Annella Mendoza has contributed another feature article for DAM News: High Value Digital Assets And Migration. This item applies the definition of digital assets that I offered on Digital Asset News last month, in particular the concepts of intrinsic and extrinsic value:
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Ricky Patten, of Australian DAM resellers and consulting group, DataBasics has written an in-depth article about digital assets and their relationship with museum Collections Management, with specific reference to the SPECTRUM specification established by Collections Trust.
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One of our featured DAM vendors, Extensis, announced yesterday that they have integrated their Portfolio Server DAM system with Swiss based Collection Management System (CMS) vendor, zetcom. This quote from Amanda Paull, VP of Marketing at Extensis seems to be a fair summary:
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DAM News contributor, Ralph Windsor has written this special feature on DAM and Collections Management Convergence. He has referenced an article written by Theresa Regli from Real Story Group and analysed her points with reference to some of his own implementation experiences. He looks at five related topics:
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Joshua Ranger writing on the AudioVisual Preservation Solutions blog discusses how “Digital Media Collections Are an IT Problem But Not an IT Solution”. The essence of Joshua’s post is that while archivists must collaborate with IT professionals to enable digital collections to be established, it is the archivists who should …Continue reading »
This article was discussed on David Rieck’s Controlled Vocabulary group (which anyone involved in the nuts and bolts of Digital Asset Management should be a member of). Bill Lefurgy from the Library of Congress outlines the process he has taken to archive his personal digital photos. What is striking reading …Continue reading »
The American Libraries Association (ALA) are hosting a presentation on “Demystifying Digital Preservation Systems” as part of the ALA 2011 Annual Conference on Sunday 26th June (the conference runs from 23rd – 26th).
“Distributed, hosted, and cloud storage are now viable options to incorporate into our digital preservation management …Continue reading »
This techdirt.com by Jeroen van Rijn article discusses whether on-line digital content is worth preserving as an archival activity in its own right. As well as the question about the significance of maintaining content (much of which may not have any apparent current value) the privacy issue is also considered. …Continue reading »
In this chapter excerpt from the book ‘Digitization In The Real World’, Sue Kunda looks at some of the key steps involved in running a medium to smaller sized digitisation project for Oregon State University Libraries. The entire chapter can be downloaded in PDF format for free.
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As reported last week on Read Write Web, the European Union (EU) has warned that cultural and heritage archives at a risk of being lost with the result being a digital “dark age”:
“We are of the opinion that the public sector has the primary responsibility for making …Continue reading »
If you are interested finding out more about Digital Preservation, Bill LeFurgy writing on Agogified.com has compiled 15 sources of information which he has used to train library school students:
“I wanted sources that covered issues of current importance, were succinct and that were reasonably friendly to the non-expert. …Continue reading »
Dominic Case writing on the Australian National Film & Sound Archive (NFSA) Blog discusses an increasing concern shared by several commentators that digital preservation is turning out to be more expensive and complicated than analogue:
“…no-one knows how long digital data can be preserved or how much more it …Continue reading »