DAM News Round-Up – 22nd April 2019

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

The State of DAM Today!

In this webinar, DAM experts David Diamond, Ralph Windsor, Carin Forman and Frank DeCarlo discuss the state of the DAM industry today.  Covering a wide range of topics including AI, autotagging, DRM, and the continuing lack of innovation, this lively and in-depth debate dissects the challenges and possible solutions to inject new life into the struggling sector.  It’s a rare opportunity to tap into the thoughts of some of the industry’s most experienced players.

Henry Stewart DAM NY 2019 Preview

This year’s DAM NY conference is fast approaching and we’ve published an article to give our readers an idea of what they might expect.  Spanning two full days (2-3rd May), with pre-event tutorials, the Henry Stewart event represents the largest of its kind in the DAM industry, featuring over 100 speakers across more than 70 sessions.  You can get $100 off the registration fee with the discount code DAMGURU100.

Notre DAM

Jason Wehling, President of DAM vendor NetXposure has posted an article in the wake of the recent devastating fire that ravaged Notre-Dame in Paris.  Although I consider his title pun to be somewhat cheap, he does highlight the extent to which people cherish the photographs of their time spent in and around the historic cathedral, and how our personal categorisation and retrieval systems mirror the DAM process.

7 Digital Asset Management Market Trends 2020

Eunbyeol Koh, Marketing Coordinator at DAM solutions provider FotoWare, has posted an article presenting 7 DAM market trends for 2020.  To be honest, I’m struggling to see anything new in this list, with many of her vague statistical observations having very little to do with Digital Asset Management.  The usual topics are all here: AI, Cloud, SaaS, Internet of Things, and usability, although again, it reads more like a generic tech bulletin from 2018 (or earlier) than any indication of what to expect in the DAM industry in the near future.

IPTC 2019 Spring Meeting: Day 1

Members of IPTC, the global standards body of the new media, recently gathered for their bi-annual meeting to discuss a range of topics affecting the industry.  Fake news, credibility and ethical journalism were high on the agenda, with an interesting idea of a ‘nutrition label’ for news content, akin to those found on foodstuffs, containing information on factuality, readability and use of emotional language.  Other topics included a review of updating the IPTC’s vision and mission statement, and recent updates to the body’s Sports Content Working Group specification.

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