DAM News Round-Up – 20th April 2020

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM.

Benefits of Digital Asset Management during Corona ‘Working from Home’​ Crisis

Australian DAM manager Ed Chiu has recently posted an article extolling the virtues of Digital Asset Management and working from home during the global Coronavirus pandemic.  Outlining the usual scenario of disparate files and disjointed inefficient workflows, Ed describes the common roadblocks and pitfalls of dealing with a busy creative operations team and how his proposal to implement a Digital Asset Management project – still in its infancy in Australia – has enabled and empowered him and his team to transform their working practices.

Feature Series: The Implications of Covid-19 for DAM

DAM News editor Ralph Windsor has recently published a two-part series that makes a number of predictions for both the immediate and long-term repercussions of the Covid-19 outbreak.  In his detailed and candid articles, Ralph compares the pandemic to its nearest historical economic precedent, the 2008 financial crisis, and although the consequences are far more tragic and immediate, there are some similarities to be gleaned and lessons to be learned.  If there’s one prognosis you read concerning the likely future of DAM, make sure it’s this one.

WoodWing and Wrike Announce New Integrations

Digital Asset Management software vendor WoodWing have just announced a new integration with cloud-based collaboration and project management solution Wrike.  The integrations are designed to “ensure smooth, transparent workflows” when it comes to planning content strategy and approval processes for content creators.  With bidirectional functionality, the integration promises to deliver seamless workflows regardless of whether you’re working from the DAM side of things or from within the project management environment.

An Intro to the Five Foundations of Digital Asset Management

DAM platform provider Widen have posted a blog article exploring the five core concepts behind Digital Asset Management: Governance, Metadata and Taxonomy, Automated Processing, Create Once Publish Everywhere (COPE), and Analytics.  With fairly detailed descriptions, actionable advice and downloadable resources, the article is a reasonable starting point for those looking to understand the foundations underpinning any DAM initiative.

The Importance of Business Archives

James Fox, librarian for DAM software vendor ImageRelay, has written up a brief report of his recent visit to the annual conference for the International Council on Archives (ICA) Section on Business Archives (SBA), whose attendees included such prestigious brands as Disney, Levis, BMW, GAP, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Reebok.  With a short introduction on what business archives are (essentially more physical objects than pure digital assets), James provides a breakdown of the two-day event’s main keynotes, speakers and takeaways.

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