About six weeks ago on DAM News, we reported some problems that Flickr ran into with their automated tag suggestion feature and noted that there were both perils and politics involved with this type of exercise. Last week, with the revelation that Google had catalogued the images of two people …Continue reading »
An article which has been bought to my attention by a few different people recently is Image Content Recognition: A Stillbirth? by Paul Melcher, writing on kaptur.co. The item discusses some controversy surrounding Flickr’s recent introduction of their auto-tagging feature (which they rolled out without asking permission and then …Continue reading »
Over on DAM Guru, they are running a series on DAM for librarians: Librarian Tips for DAM Managers with some contributions from various of their members who have a Library or Information Science background. The first two are Why Librarians Understand DAM by Linda Rouse and Standards and Metadata…Continue reading »
Last week, CMSWire published an article by John Horodyski of consultants, Optimity Advisors: Metadata Maturity Helps You Maintain Business Relevance. This is one of the best articles I’ve read this year in relation to metadata and content management (with particular reference to DAM). John describes five metadata maturity levels …Continue reading »
I have recently written a feature article for DAM News about Artificial Intelligence and how it can be applied to cataloguing digital assets. I have a fairly sceptical attitude towards how effective many of these technologies are, but I have to acknowledge both that end users are interested in …Continue reading »
Automated Image Descriptions – Why Combining It With Human-Based Cataloguing Will Generate A Higher ROI
A story which has been doing the rounds recently is this post on the Google Research blog. The item describes some AI (Artificial Intelligence) techniques Google have used to automatically generate image captions. There is the de rigueur line about a picture being worth a thousand words (can anyone …Continue reading »
This is the next in our series of articles on managing metadata cataloguing operations.
In part five, the subject was using outsourcing to assist with metadata cataloguing projects. In the final item in relation to human-based methods for efficiently organising metadata operations, I will consider outsourcing. This has …Continue reading »
Twitter followers of Ian Matzen will have seen a link to the recording of this webinar: Metadata Is The New Gold which was hosted by film industry technology trade association, The Hollywood IT Society on Wednesday (30th July). The event has speakers from NoSQL database vendors, MarkLogic (Matt Turner), Avalon …Continue reading »
This article is fifth of a series about establishing efficient metadata cataloguing operations.
In part four, the subject was batch cataloguing and using asset supply chain partners to assist with cataloguing. In this item, I will consider outsourcing and then a follow-up article will discuss crowdsourcing.
Using supply …
Metadata Operations Management Strategies Part 4 – Batch Cataloguing And Using Supply Chain Partners
In the preceding article in this series (part 3) I reviewed human cataloguing methods, especially where each asset is entered manually one at a time. In this piece, I will consider batch cataloguing and using metadata from supply chain partners.
I include batch cataloguing as a non-automated method …
Metadata Operations Management Strategies Part 3 – Determining Quality Standards And Choosing Cataloguing Methods
In the first part of this article series, I looked at why efficient metadata operations management processes are essential. In the second I outlined some broad methods to segment asset catalogues to make it easier to adapt the cataloguing strategy in a way that is more streamlined and commensurate …Continue reading »
Faith Robinson, Director of DAM & ECM at Hasbro, posted an article about metadata models on LinkedIn a few weeks ago: It’s always about the metadata. This is one of a number of different metadata-related pieces recently which I have been intending to discuss on DAM News. The …Continue reading »