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DAM Federation: New Industry Association Launches

August 2, 2018 Industry News

Today DAM Federation, a new DAM industry association officially launches.  This is a loose association of affiliated Digital Asset Management community information and educational resources of which DAM News is a member: “DAM Federation is a group of affiliated Digital Asset Management information services providers who have a common goal of educating and informing the […]

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AI and DAM: A Pick ‘n’ Mix Approach To Automated Metadata?

July 26, 2018 Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is here to stay; much like the way blockchain technology has been hijacked and eclipsed by the frantic rise and fall of cryptocurrency, so too has AI been prematurely blasted from the over-zealous scattergun of emergent technology and hyped as the next big thing before it has reached maturity. DAM solutions provider OpenAsset […]

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Resurrecting The Advanced Search: A Boolean Visualisation Tool

July 20, 2018 Enterprise Search

Whilst wandering through the once vibrant and bustling ghost town of DAM innovation, I recently came across an interesting little nugget caught amongst the tumbleweeds.  Strangely familiar, yet subtly different from its common predecessors, 2dSearch is a project that’s aiming to resurrect the mother of unused features – the advanced search. We’ve all seen it, […]

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AI & DAM – The Value Of Process And Data Accuracy To Enhance Contextual Awareness

July 4, 2018 Artificial Intelligence

Peter Flood, CEO of AIDA Content Management, has recently published an article on LinkedIn entitled The Value of Accurate and Precise In-Frame Metadata or Dealing with the Current Impenetrable Fog of AI, in which he ponders the current state of AI within DAM and the possible negative effect that it might be having. Peter’s article […]

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DAM Vendors 2018 Pricing Survey Now Open For Participation

June 28, 2018 Industry News

We are once more running our DAM vendor pricing survey 2018 edition and are now inviting responses from vendors.  This is the second time we have conducted the survey, the first edition was published in 2016. Earlier this year, we sent a link to a form on our DAM Vendor Directory where vendors could indicate […]

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Understanding Digital Asset Management APIs

June 25, 2018 DAM Education

I have recently contributed an article for our features section: Understanding DAM System APIs: A Primer For Non-Technical DAM Users.   This is in response to the lack of knowledge that many end-users seem to have about this subject (and in particular that simply having an API is insufficient, of itself): “The role of APIs in Digital Asset Management has […]

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London DAM EU Meetup – 28th June 2018, 5.30pm, Radisson BLU Portman Hotel, London W1

June 14, 2018 Industry Events

London DAM Meetup (which I am a member of) are holding a meetup at the end of the first day of Henry Stewart EU conference.  Those members of the group who are are unable to attend the conference itself can participate at the end during the ‘sponsored drink’ session: “Henry Stewart, who are hosting DAM […]

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W3C Digital Asset Management Ontology Community Group Call, 5th June 10am ET

June 4, 2018 Industry Events

The W3C Digital Asset Management Ontology Group (chaired by Aaron Bradley, Emily Kolvitz, Matthew Patulski and Spencer Harris) has a conference call tomorrow (5th June) at 10am ET.  The call is accessible via  The group was started last year and its purpose is discuss, create and maintain extensions to related to the Digital Asset Management Industry.  There […]

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Why The Value Of Content Services Is Diminished Without Interoperability Standards

June 1, 2018 Opinion

Over the last year or so, I have been reading a number of articles about Content Services, a term allegedly coined by analysts Gartner (although I have my doubts as to its true provenance).  A few weeks ago, I discussed Magan Arthur’s article about Business Object Management where it was also referenced. On a linguistic  […]

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China – A Major Untapped Opportunity For DAM?

May 25, 2018 Opinion

Yaochong Chen who is currently a student on the DAM post-graduate (MA) course at King’s College in London has written an article about the lack of DAM software platforms in China: “Paradoxically, although many DAM Chinese scholars like me are passionate about bringing these amazing ideas into Chinese technology-intensive market and looking forward to massive […]

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Does The Beginning Of Business Object Management Signal The End Of DAM And ECM?

May 18, 2018 Opinion

ECM and DAM commentator, Magan Arthur has recently written an article which he has titled: The End of Digital Content Management and the Need for Business Object Management.  I don’t necessarily agree with all of it, however, I do concur with a great deal of what he says.  It is a very well written piece […]

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