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HOW TO Order and Process Assets in Cumulus with DARS (DataBasics Asset Request Solution)

This blog post provides instructions for using the DataBasics Asset Request Solution.
This solution provides a facility for external users to order selected assets from Cumulus through portals and enable Cumulus administrators to process the submitted requests
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Cumulus and Enhanced Metadata Support

Compiled from last year’s Information Bulletins’ Hints n Tips section, here is the most discussed topic: metadata. Enhanced metadata support, capturing metadata, and other helpful tips. …read more

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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Why Upgrade to Cumulus 10?

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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

Cumulus and Extended Permissions

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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

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

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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