DAM Weekly Round-Up – 29th October 2018
The London DAM Social event will be held next month at the Cittie of Yorke pub on High Holborn. The event is to be an informal, non-sales meet-up for newcomers and seasoned DAM professionals alike. Vendors and consultants are also welcome.
If you’re looking for an image hosting solution, DAM vendor Canto have just published an article that weighs up the pros and cons of five popular platforms: Dropbox, Google, Canto DAM, Imgur and Photobucket. With ease of use, security and flexibility in mind, it’s a good place to start if you’re considering an off-the-shelf solution.
DAM specialist Philip Spiegel has recently published an in-depth article on KMWorld investigating the role of librarianship within a DAM environment. With a number of case studies, the post focuses on the unique skills that librarians bring to the table and how such skills are often overlooked and delegated to less-than-capable individuals such as interns, and the detrimental effect it can have on the system as a whole. The article also takes a look at how traditional librarians might make the transition to a digital asset system and covers the wide range of disciplines an effective DAM librarian should have in their toolkit.
Photo management software provider DBGallery have posted an article addressing the issue of duplicate images, and how they are ‘just not cool’. Their software offering appears to be a somewhat dated (think circa Windows 98) database-driven system that claims to operate best in a multi-user environment. Looking at DBGallery’s list of features suggests that it’s a fairly capable piece of software, aimed more at small businesses and individuals. And to be fair, we haven’t come across many DAM systems that offer a duplicate image finder feature, so although it certainly won’t be winning any prizes for aesthetics, it’s ahead of the curve in this respect.
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