Digital Asset Management Links — April 28, 2017

Digital asset management links April 28, 2017

Integrations are a must have for any DAM system. Silicon Publishing, a company focused on database publishing, online editing, and Adobe InDesign automation, has built many DAM connectors for InDesign. They put together this post about ten DAM systems they’ve built the connector for and, as a plus, each of these DAM vendors will have a booth at Henry Stewart DAM NY 2017. – Silicon Publishing

Librarians make great digital asset managers. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again (and again and again). Read this story about an enlightened librarian who recently went to a meetup of local librarians and learned about the world of DAM. She also included some valuable resources at the end for librarians looking to get into the field. – Hack Library School

One of the most difficult aspects of taxonomy is deciding how specific terms should be. If your terms are too specific, you can end up with few search results and frustrated users. On the other hand, if your taxonomy isn’t specific enough, this can result in too many search results and, once again, more frustrated users. So, how do you find that sweet spot? This article is a good read for those looking to find it. – The Accidental Taxonomist

The “Finding Signs of Life in DAM” series continues. Ralph Windsor, editor of DAM News, started this series by trying to figure out why some people thought DAM was dead. He believes the reason was the lack of relevant metadata which led to people not seeing the productivity benefits of DAM. In this continuing series, he offers solutions to the problem. – Digital Asset Management News

Henry Stewart DAM New York is only a week away! We’re excited, are you? Lee Boulie, Director of Digital and Library Collections at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, is going to be presenting with three others about DAM systems in the nonprofit world and the DAM maturity model. This blog post gives a preview of what to expect at her presentation. – Digi World Girl

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