DAM News Round-Up – 6th April 2020

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

Henrik de Gyor interviews Alan Gottlieb about Digital Asset Management

In the interviewee chair this week is Alan Gottlieb, DAM Manager for the National Audubon Society, a non-profit environmental organisation dedicated to conservation.  Alan talks us through how he uses the enterprise NetX platform to serve primarily photographic assets to upwards of 600 users.  He also provides some candid insights into the onboarding process, and the importance of a robust audit trail in order to better understand how the system is being utilised, both upstream and downstream.

DAM System Open Specification Diagrams & Screenshots – Vendor Participation Request

DAM News Editor Ralph Windsor has recently put out an invitation for vendors to participate in the DAM System Open Specification – a project aimed at developing a detailed description of the common features of a typical DAM.  The application has recently been updated to support attachments such as diagrams, screenshots and PDF documents.  To get involved, you can sign up for free here.

WoodWing Elvis DAM 2020 Demo

Recently acquired Digital Asset Management software provider WoodWing have published a YouTube video showcasing the latest version of their flagship DAM platform ‘Elvis’.  Demonstrated features and functions include layout, basic navigation, searching and filtering, collections (aka lightboxes), sharing, versioning, integration with Photoshop, and use of the system’s API to integrate with third-party applications.

A Day in The Life of an Image Relay Librarian

If you’ve ever wondered what a DAM librarian actually does, this blog post from DAM solutions provider ImageRelay should help to shed some light on the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of a DAM operator.  From liaising with new customers and checking out their online presence and social feeds to assess their needs for the sales and marketing teams, through to planning and scheduling data migration, employee on boarding and reviewing the client’s strategy, the article provides an invaluable insight for anyone looking to walk this relatively niche career path.

Google Drive or DAM: Which is Right For You?

DAM software vendor MediaValet have posted an article aimed at assisting organisations faced with the choice between Google Drive and a fully-fledged DAM system.  With a number of basic questions, such as how many assets and users are expected, what search capabilities are required, and how important branding is to your business, this easy-to-digest guide should act as a rudimentary entry point for those tasked with assessing the various options available.

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