DAM News Round-Up – 25th March 2024

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

Download, Edit, and Print Your Favorite Getty Artwork for Free

If you’re currently suffering from a dose of generative AI fatigue, the recent announcement by Getty that they’ve made over 80,000 images from its collections available for public download may pique your interest and elevate your appreciation of history through its multitude of visual stories, art, photographs, manuscripts, sculptures and objects.  Items are released under the Creative Commons Zero (CCO) license, which is essentially the same as public domain, so you’re free to use, modify and edit without having to provide attribution.  No registration is required, and downloads are provided in multiple sizes (including original high resolution images).  IIIF (Internation Image Interoperability Framework) files supporting digital interoperability are also available to download in JSON format.

History of Modern Information Taxonomies

Author and Taxonomist Heather Hedden provides a potted history of modern information taxonomies, classification systems and thesauri in this recent blog post.  Heather covers developments in numerous fields from the 18th century up to modern systems and the widespread adoption of the word “taxonomy” by business and commercial communities in the nineties which ultimately led to the development of taxonomy software by the end of the millennium.

The Importance of Digital Asset Governance in Today’s World

Digital Asset Management software provider Aprimo explore the challenges associated with DAM governance, including brand dilution via uncontrolled content proliferation, version control issues, rights management, and copyright, legal and regulatory pitfalls.  The article also provides guidance on creating your own digital asset governance strategy and includes tips on content creation and curation, distribution and promotion, and auditing your content’s performance to provide analytics-based insights.

Managing privacy and consent within a digital asset management solution

Continuing with the theme of governance, this recent post from DAM consultants databasics explores how inadequate privacy and consent controls can lead to costly legal action.  Although tailored for Australian privacy laws, the guidance provided can be applied to most territories and regions.  Advice includes tips on setting up consent forms and approval mechanisms.  A free 28-page eBook on managing consent and privacy is also available for download (email registration required).

CI HUB GmbH Secures Major Investment from Scale Capital

Content integration and workflow management software developer CI HUB have recently announced that they have secured funding from a major investor.  Dutch technology investor Scale Capital have made an undisclosed seven-figure investment into CI HUB, and join a number of existing backers that include HTGF, Brandenburg Capital, the Berlin Angel Fund, and Urban AM.  According to the press release, this most recent investment represents part of a broader strategy to accelerate CI HUB’s growth in the US market.

Image Credit: March Calendar Page; Pruning Trees; Aries – Book of Hours (Unknown Artist, 16th Century, Getty Open Content, CC0)

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