Digital Asset Management Links — January 18, 2016

David Bowie and graphic design digital assets

How can round up the last week in digital assets and technology without mentioning the passing of innovative designer David Bowie? Bowie’s art –including his personas, album covers, and music – reflected sophisticated design principles. He inspired generations of artists and thinkers. – The Drum

All the points on this IT checklist could apply to your digital asset management (DAM) system – especially learn business processes and talk to marketing. The others like audit hardware, software, and security measures also apply. – PC Mag

Raise your hand if ProQuest was the first digital archive you ever visited! Some of us remember it fondly from University days. Proquest has recently reached into the American cultural history and delivered a collection of women’s magazines from the late 1800’s up until the early 2000’s. They’ve included well-known titles like Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, and Redbook. – Talking New Media

Cosmetic companies in Korea are still finding new ways to bring technology into the buying process with skin and scalp scanners and other high-performance digital tools. Wondering how they manage all the digital assets they make as part of these processes. – Korea Herald

Africa is on the cusp of a digital revolution with the largest grouping group of mobile phone users in the world. In Zambia, marketing is changing to keep up with online growth. It will be interesting to see what kind of innovations come out of the kind of agile, fast-moving marketplace. – All Africa

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