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Digital Asset Management

DAM Summit Cultural Heritage Panel – Wrap

DAM Panel

Part of Canto’s recent DAM Summit EU included a panel session on Day 2 on DAM for Cultural Heritage which postulated a number of questions pertinent to cultural heritage organisations with responses from the panel. Ricky Patten as organiser and chair of the panel took notes on the responses to provide a broader audience for the discussion – particularly or those that responded to the survey but could not attend in person..
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Information Bulletin May 2016

DBIB

• 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

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

DAVS for Audiovisual Playback

Filmstrip for DAVS

DataBasics Audio Visual Solution or DAVS has been developed as a plugin or add-on for Cumulus to enable users to have any of their audiovisual content, in any format, to be played back as a progressive download in Cumulus Sites, Web Client and Portals….read more

Cultural Heritage and DAMS

Cultural DAMS webinar

This essay has been written in response to Collections Trust’s SPECTRUM Digital Asset Management guide. The author hopes to add to the wealth of data in SPECTRUM DAM and to engage in a productive dialogue with Collections Trust, other members of the cultural heritage and museums community and those tasked with managing cultural collections regarding the place and practice of digital asset management….read more

DAM for Government: Digital Asset Management for the Public Sector

Parliament

Today, in all levels of government, images and graphics are used in PDF and Office internal and external publications, videos and audio are used on websites and in presentations. Do you have the relevant permissions and consent forms to use photos, videos and other media? Is citizen access and content crowd sourcing important to you? Who knows where your assets are and how to locate them? If a digital image or video file resides in a network folder, is it discoverable – and more importantly, can you share it? Enter the world of digital asset management or DAM. …read more

Metadata, Controlled Vocabulary and your DAM

Metadata - screens

Regardless of the sector, a common challenge we’ve encountered when implementing a digital asset management system relates to the process of asset ingestion and their naming and identification. In plain English, what we’re talking about here is the process of adding files (your digital assets) to the DAM database with enough relevant and descriptive information to make those assets searchable and findable. …read more

DAM Deployment Options

DAM Webinar

Choosing how you want to deploy your DAM solution can be a vital decision on the path to success. Whereas many other applications are deployed based upon current organisational preference, with DAM there are more factors to consider. DAM is all about making content available to the right people, in the right format, in the right amount of time. Picking a suitable deployment strategy is often as important….read more

Image Library Requirements Guideline

image library

If you’re tasked with designing and implementing a DAM Image Library within your workplace, there are simple steps you can take during the early planning phase that will make the process a whole lot easier for you. One of the first things to do is to looks closely at your users requirements: business managers, consumers, stakeholders and content contributors – to determine the business rules and key requirements needed. In this guideline, we give you some of the questions you need to ask ……read more

Digital Asset and Collection Management – Integrating the Systems

China collection

While Collection Management Systems (CMS) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions complement each other quite well, when two systems need to interact, maintaining them to ensure that both databases are current and up-to-date can be a challenge….read more