DataBasics Blog and Information Bulletins

DataBasics Blog

Information Bulletin June 2016


• Canto’s DAM Summit Europe – Early Bird rego ends soon!
• Take DataBasics Cultural Heritage and DAMS Online Survey
• MA16 | Museums Australasia 2016 Recap
• Flight Webinars
• Latest Canto Blogs and eBooks
• HINTS n TIPS: Cumulus Workflows…read more

MA16 | Museums Australasia 2016 Recap


The Australian and New Zealand museum sectors face many of the same challenges. The three day conference – MA16 – a joint event between Museums Australia and Museums Aotearoa held in Auckland explored the relevance and sustainability of museums and galleries now and in the future, and the ways they can be of social, cultural and ecological value. DataBasics Director Ricky Patten attended the conference – here are his notes and impressions….read more

How to Use Status-Based Workflows in Cumulus


Cumulus provides a wide variety of tools to support collaboration workflows between colleagues, freelancers and/or sales partners. There are status-based workflows and action type based workflows. Action-based workflows include
• user-defined actions such as Asset Actions
• event-based actions or Trigger Actions
• time-based actions using the inbuilt Scheduler Actions.
However, a status-based workflow means files must go through a defined approval process before they are officially available for use – effectively removing the ad-hoc nature of these collaborations….read more

Information Bulletin May 2016


• Cumulus 10 Why Upgrade? Webinar – recording and blog available
• Canto Cumulus in Top 3 Finalists for CODiE Award 2016
• Flight MIA – Latest Release
• Canto’s Next DAM Summit Europe – Berlin 26-27 September 2016
• HELIOS Pre-Drupa Seminars 23 – 26 May 2016
• HINTS n TIPS: Capturing metadata for record searching in Cumulus…read more

Why Upgrade to Cumulus 10?


Do you have an upgrade strategy to ensure your DAM investment is the best it can be? Cumulus 10 is yet another step up for Canto, offering features and improvements that meet the needs and requirements of all users of digital asset management solutions and then some! For those who have not upgraded to the latest version, there are a number of compelling reasons why it will be worth it – Portals, Controlled vocabularies, and the new InDesign Client, to name but a few….read more

Information Bulletin April 2016

DBIB April

• DataBasics Webinar: Cultural Heritage and DAMS – 19 April
• Cumulus and Extended Permissions blog
• HELIOS News: Document Hub v2 available in App Store
• Canto’s DAM Summit Americas program updates – May 2016
• Canto Flight-AUS release – webinar recording available
• HINTS n TIPS: What are Cumulus Portals?…read more

Cumulus and Extended Permissions

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STOP PRESS: Canto offers 50% discount till end December 2016 for existing customers
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. Create live filters, set up individual permissions for records/categories and for specific field editing….read more

What are Cumulus Portals?

Cumulus 10 release gives you the best user experience to date. It comes with a whole new public web interface, rebranded and renewed to replace Cumulus Sites – called Portals. Portals is Canto’s new web solution that provides read-only access to Cumulus. Thanks to its responsive web design it can be used on desktop computers and laptops, as well as on all smartphones and tablets……read more

Information Bulletin March 2016

DBIB March 2016

• DataBasics Blogs and Forthcoming Webinars
• Flight by Canto New Release – Flight AUS
• Canto’s DAM Summit Americas, New York, May 2016 + more
• Cumulus X Features + Demo Server Update
• HELIOS News: Universal File Server migration
• HINTS n TIPS: Cumulus Metadata Fields List as TXT or CSV….read more

What’s New in Flight AUS?

Flight AUS Webinar

The latest Flight release – AUS (for Austin, Texas!) again brings some new and exciting features to Canto’s popular cloud DAM solution. The most exciting of them all is Digital Rights Management that adds an additional layer of protection to your assets with T&Cs, Copyright and Watermarking capabilities. And there’s more…
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