DAM News Round-Up – 13th May 2024

A selection of DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced by the DAM News editorial team.

Announcing Activo as a Sponsor for CEPIC Congress 2024

DAM News owner Activo Consulting will be in attendance as a sponsor at this year’s CEPIC Congress, taking place in Antibes, France on May 15th – 17thFrédéric Sanuy will be taking part in the ‘State of the Industry Roundtable’ on Friday 17th from 10am to discuss the current state of the visual media industry and share his expertise and insights with a number of other leading voices in the field.  For more details, you can view the event in our calendar.

Automating Digital Asset Management

This recent post from DAM News sponsor ResourceSpace explores the topic of automation within Digital Asset Management.  With stretched budgets across every sector, the lure of saving time and money by automating repetitive or labour-intensive tasks has become increasingly attractive.  The article covers numerous areas where automation can be introduced – either with or without the assistance of AI – including single sign-on (SSO), metadata and tagging, expiration, archival and deletion of out-dated assets, and proxy file creation (thumbnails, low-res previews etc.).

10 Things on the 10th May: Synonym Rings, LLMs, Knowledge Graphs, AI and DAM

Tracy Forzaglia, aka The Mod Librarian presents her usual round-up of 10 things related to DAM, knowledge management, metadata and taxonomies.  This month’s list includes Synonym Rings from Heather Hedden, RDF-Star and Labeled Property Graphs from Ora Lassila, Knowledge Graphs and Large Language Models (LLMs), Taxonomy, Metadata and Structured Content within AI from Rebecca Schneider, Ahren Lehnert‘s piece on Defining Taxonomy Borders, and OrangeLogic’s Emily Hughes‘ article on why one-size fits all DAM deployments are not the answer (see below).

IPTC Photo Metadata Conference 2024: Video recordings now available

IPTC. the global standards body of the news media has just announced the release of its 2024 conference video recordings.  Videos include a 30-minute introduction, AI and Image Authenticity from the C2PA content authenticity initiative, a demonstration of Adobe’s custom metadata capabilities, and a session on AI-powered asset management from panellists Nancy Wolff, Serguei Fomine, Jeff Nova and Mark Milstein.  The full playlist is available here on YouTube.

Why Quick, One-Size-Fits-All DAM Deployments Aren’t the Answer

Digital Asset Management software provider OrangeLogic provide a common-sense take on why off-the-shelf ready-made DAM solutions are likely to fall short of the mark due to the inherent complexities unique to each organisation and its digital asset needs.  The article presents a number of insights and practical considerations when planning your DAM initiative, including understanding the nature of your requirements before despatching RFPs (request for proposal), careful planning of what metadata fields will be required, getting abreast of rights, permission and usage mechanisms, being clear about who will be taking ownership of the DAM, and considering which integrations and third-party tools your organisation might need in order to construct the most valuable, streamlined and effective digital asset ecosystem.

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