DAM News Round-Up – 10th September 2019
Last week we announced that our educational webinar series on Digital Asset Supply Chain Management (commencing on 24th September) would now include optional certification. To receive this, delegates must answer a short test which will be mostly multi-choice questions. We also increased the number of places due to high demand. There are still a small number remaining, but just one more of the ten vendor/consultant slots is left. These are free for DAM end-users (but there is a modest fee for other delegates). The webinars will be recorded and copies of the slide deck and notes will be provided so it isn’t necessary to be available at the specific time each webinar is broadcast.
An article on the IPTC site discusses the findings of a recent photo industry survey which finds that 80% of professional photo businesses regard IPTC photo metadata is highly relevant for their business. The article also notes that photographers are frequently more concerned about asserting their rights as the first copyright owners of their images because they are usually at the start of the supply chain for image digital assets.
DAM vendor, Picturepark, have announced integration with Smint.io which is a connector platform integrated with stock content providers such as Getty Images, iStock, Shutterstock and Adobe. Smint allows users to search multiple providers for digital assets centrally without the need to login to multiple websites. The Picturepark/Smint connector enables users to access Smint’s functionality from within the Picturepark DAM. This is further evidence of more vendors beginning to grasp the necessity for DAM platforms to become the hub of their users’ digital asset supply chains. The majority of noteworthy news from DAM vendors now is who they are integrating with and the methods they use to achieve it.
Henrik de Gyor interviews Paul Garrison, Digital Asset Management Supervisor for McCann World Group. Paul and Henrik discuss a number of topics, including the challenges of migrating platforms, getting high quality metadata entered for digital assets and governance. A transcript of the interview has also been provided.Share this Article: