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Information Bulletin April 2016

DataBasics Webinar: Cultural Heritage and DAMS – 19 April

Culture DAMS

Join us for a webinar! The next free webinar is on Cultural Heritage and DAMS and follows on from Ricky Patten’s essay on Cultural Heritage and DAMS, written in response to Collections Trust’s SPECTRUM Digital Asset Management guide for the GLAM sector. The essay is available in our blog or attend the webinar to ask questions and find out more.

In DataBasics DAMS practice, we have many cultural heritage customers as well as a broad community of local government and university customers who are engaged in collection management as a part of their activities.

When: Tuesday 19 April
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Sydney/ Melbourne / Brisbane
Cost: Free
Who should attend: Managers, curators, librarians, and others involved with the organisation and management of cultural collections.

Key Points of Discussion:
• Factors in the management of digital assets – The value of digital assets
• Cost of ownership – Opportunities
• Scope of DAMS and Collection Management Systems
• Acquisition and integration – Digital asset lifecycle.

Join us to ask questions and consider options. The webinar recording will be made available in our YouTube channel and the link emailed to all registrants.

Cumulus and Extended Permissions blog

Extended Permissions is a Cumulus add-on module that offers real-time permissions based on the business rules that you set. The permissions can change based on circumstances such as workflow approval processes, embargo and expiry dates, and other factors. It allows for the actual assets to have a permissions aspect that will determine how people can interact with the content.

We’ve just written a new blog that details the advantages of Extended Permissions – live filtering, setting individual record / category permissions, and setting permissions to edit field values of assets.

Don’t  forget the 50% discount till Dec 2016!: Canto is offering 50% discount on their Extended Permissions add-on making it affordable for any Cumulus customer who needs more granular control over permissions and rights management.

Current pricing = $10,200 exGST.   New price = $5,100 extGST.   Contact us to discuss your needs…

HELIOS News: Document Hub v2 now available in the App store

HELIOS Document Hub is the free mobile app that connects to the HELIOS WebShare web portal running on a company’s file server for private-cloud file sharing. It enables you to securely share intranet file server volumes with remote document access and file synchronisation, along with document previews, and Spotlight search, with mobile users of Phones and iPads.

Document Hub 2.0 has been revised completely and comes with new capabilities:

  • Gallery mode, to view zoomable previews of images, PDFs, and Office documents
  • User interface, usability, and performance enhancements
  • New iOS 9 Split View support.

You can quickly and easily try it out by downloading the Document Hub app in the iTunes App Store. A test server with sample data is already pre-configured. See the Press release, video of new features and in detail video.

Canto's DAM Summit Americas 9-10 May 2016 - program updates

Canto’s DAM Summit is fast approaching – 9-10 May, 2016 in New York City!

The Canto DAM Summit Americas is a two-day conference focused on delivering Cumulus customers, business partners, and digital asset management experts insightful case study presentations, workshop discussions and a vivid conference atmosphere. The program has been finalised with key speakers from Van Gogh Museum, simplehuman, Newsday, Lockheed Martin and more. There is an impressive line-up of sponsors, from eSpirit and InMotion CMS vendors to Modula4 and CMS Wire.

Visit the conference website for schedule details and registration information.

Canto Flight-AUS release - webinar recording available

If you missed last month’s webinar on the latest release of Flight – called their Flight-AUS release – you can view the recording online in our YouTube channel.

Flight-AUS was a significant release as its focus was on digital rights management – embedded watermarks, copyright controls and ability to attach your organisation’s Terms & Conditions to assets. It also added asset editing and conversion prior to download capabilities, as well as little touches like the ability to set a time zone and have the screen auto-refresh after upload.

Ricky Patten showed webinar attendees the new capabilities and you can watch the recording or read about them in our blog What’s New in Flight AUS?

HINTS n TIPS: What are Cumulus Portals?

Yet another blog post – this time to examine the new web interface for public access released with Cumulus 10.1 – Portals. The new Portals interface creates a fresh, simplified, modern and intuitive way for general users to explore your digital assets.

Portals looks great, but the features also create an overall faster and more efficient experience.

• Large previews are available and multipage previews are supported. You can add the file to the basket or to a collection or download it directly from its preview.

• Because Portals has been created using CSS and HTML5 it can be adapted to reflect your brand, whether it be logos and text or the whole feel of the interface – it is all possible. And its responsive design makes it usable on all devices.

• Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) has been fully integrated with Portals, making it possible for your Portal content to be searchable and visible through everyday search engines.

• Portals integrates easily with third party applications through the enhanced RESTful API.

You can get all the info and screenshots in the blog.

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