Digital Asset Management Links — December 18, 2015

Royal Paviloion and Brighton Museum digital asset management links

Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum, website images, 2014

The Royal Pavilion & Museums is looking for a new DAM. This is exciting because while museums and libraries often discuss digital archives, they don’t often use the term digital asset management. Also interesting is that the issues that are driving them to find a new system are exactly the same as those faced by corporations and nonprofits. The article is the first in a series that will chronicle the upgrade. – Collections Trust

It wouldn’t be appropriate to post today without mentioning Star Wars, so here it is. The question is about whether Darth Vader or Anakin (evil or good?) inspire your marketing efforts. Apparently, Darth Vader would keyword stuff, send out mindless email campaigns, and over-design visuals. – Business 2 Community

Is New Zealand re-branding the country with a new flag design? They’re considering a gorgeous fern leaf design by architect Kyle Lockwood that would discard the current flag, which features the UK’s Union Jack and represents their history as a British colony. – Wired

Canva burst onto the scene this year as a way for everyone to be a graphic designer. As design professionals know, it takes more than a drag-and-drop tool to make good digital assets. Here are five tips for designing infographics. –

Congrats to the University of Arkansas, who held a successful Girls in IT event on December 4th in Little Rock. More than 120 high school female attended the event, designed to “encourage young women to pursue career opportunities in the field of information technology where women are grossly under-represented”. Yes! We need more of this. – University of Arkansas

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