Case Studies – Cumulus

John Holland

John Holland chose Cumulus for its configurability, which enabled it to be tailored to the company's needs and accommodate all the business requirements: hosted on their network, available online for authorised outside users, and web accessible. DataBasics worked with John Holland to implement the installation, configuration and set up. Staff now have access to 30,000+ photos and videos and expects to quickly grow to more than 500,000 assets....read more

Mosman Council

Tracing the Past: Mosman Council 's Trace is their extensive local history digital archive - a single portal through which all staff can find and access anything, any time. "Cumulus for us isn’t just a means of storage, it's a way for people to access Council's local history archive via the Web," said Local Studies Librarian Donna Braye. (First published in ©IDM)...read more

The Shrine of Remembrance

DAM strategy pays dividend for Shrine of Remembrance: the Shrine of Remembrance uses Cumulus for image re-use for public programs, schools programs, exhibitions and corporate reports. Jean McAuslan, Collection Manager says "we estimated some 3,000 images would need to be withdrawn from our file share drive and were amazed to find 13,000. Most of these are generated by the Shrine as official photography of events and ceremonies, or records of other activities such as exhibitions." (First published in ©IDM)...read more

National Gallery of Victoria

Image Metamorphosis at NGV: the National Gallery of Victoria Photographic Services department has the responsibility of providing efficient image management using Cumulus linked to their Vernon Collection Management System... visual recognition of artworks is achieved at the same time as metadata is received. The result is a more efficient work environment and no time delay. (©Colleen Bate, Digital Reproduction magazine)...read more

Spotlight Stores

Canto Cumulus: a powerful tool for Spotlight's catalog production and image management. "Once the data has been added, designers can immediately start searching for it, then access it from the server and drop it into a document. It is not finished art - but they can place it for the purposes of sign off." (©Colleen Bate, Digital Reproduction magazine)...read more

Luna Park Sydney

Luna Park Sydney gets image handling up to speed! DAM good fun with Cumulus! (pdf). Keeping a database of historic images is one function of the DAM, as well as a growing library of images picturing the different configurations of the venue from diverse events to be used in marketing the facility. (First published in ©IDM)...read more

B & R Enclosures

Industrial Strength DAM/ERP Integration: B & R Enclosures has been busy implementing a new ERP platform and associated Canto Cumulus digital asset management solution to bring some order to the use of image and document assets across sales, marketing, design, engineering and manufacturing. By integrating the Cumulus DAM with the SYSPRO ERP platform, a new synchronised workflow is being established for marketing and communications. ...read more

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne has developed an Enterprise Image Database (EID) for image control and management using Canto's Cumulus DAMS, initially for internal use and ultimately as a public resource. The fungimap image catalogue running in Cumulus Sites is a small fraction of the image collections that will be made available for staff and public. ...read more

Longina Phillips Design

Longina Phillips Design story - Digital Designs Founder and MD Longina (Lola) Phillips is grappling with the challenges of digital workflows and secure file sharing... with Cumulus providing the platform for marketing her talented team of designers to a hungry worldwide audience. See also the first story Fast Track to Catwalk. (First published in ©IDM)...read more

Raffles Institution

A History Lesson: Singapore's oldest school Raffles Institution is using Cumulus to gain tools for organisation, keyword searching, and sharing of its extensive document and image archives. Teacher Cheryl Yap says: "My main purpose is to implement an integrated solution which documents visual images of our heritage and 190 years of history...". (First published in ©IDM)...read more

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISEAS Institute of Southeast Asian Studies DAM reveals images of Southeast Asia from a lost era. The Dorothy Pelzer collection of over 15,000 colour slides, black and white negatives and photographs form the heart of Southeast Asian Cultural Collection (SEACC). Librarian Gandhimathy Durairaj says the Institute was underway with a program to digitise all photographs, slides and negatives in the collection, where they are subsequently loaded into the Cumulus database for indexing. (First published in ©IDM)...read more

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and DAM Delivers for Medical Imaging (pdf). The Audio Visual Unit provides medical and forensic photography for the hospital's emergency department, operating theatres and wards, as well as providing coronial services, including post-mortem and forensic photography. Chief Medical Photographer, Chris Northcott reports that doctors are now able to view these images digitally via the hospital intranet from any clinic across the hospital. (©IDM...read more

Genting Malaysia

Genting Malaysia, a major regional player in the leisure and hospitality business, uses Cumulus for a large historical archive of images and drawings - A history in pictures (pdf). "Our in-house team has grown and clients use and access their data and files hundreds of times a week," said Jenny Bohlsen. "They can download and repurpose their material as they choose, saving time and money and getting greater return on the investment." (First published in ©IDM)...read more

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (pdf) and DAM stacks up for Publishing. A strict policy to ensure metadata is added when images are imported into the DAM means they are now able to be searched in tags such as book title, ISBN Number, author and subject. "Cumulus is like a folder buster," said Jason Cutler. (First published in ©IDM)....read more

Avon calling!

Avon calling! It's in the makeup: Avon's turning around stacks of catalogue. Avon is continually delivering new products and sales initiatives, which is why the team has to produce a new catalogue every three weeks. "This is our main focus, it is our shop window," says Glenn Garrard, Senior Reprographics Operator for Avon. (First published in ©IDM)...read more

Tract Consultants

Tract and their DAM landscape: "We have seamlessly integrated Cumulus in to our highly configured advanced SharePoint intranet system. Tract's nationwide offices utilise our Cumulus asset libraries on a daily basis, leveraging the company's extensive digital resources and providing instant access to a huge consolidated database of templates and resources to staff across all offices", reports Michael Cowled. (First published in ©IDM)...read more