Perhaps more than any other industry, heritage organisations and museums must have a system in place to effectively manage their digital assets. Many heritage organisations now possess digitised versions of their archives which can be used for digital exhibitions or online sharing, which are great ways to get the most out of their collections.
Our introduction to metadata and taxonomy started off the conversation about metadata, what it is, how to use it, and its benefits. But if you’re more clued up on the topic and are looking to implement your own strategy soon, you’ll want to know more about metadata best practices.
So, you’re looking to procure your new DAM software. You most likely require your DAM platform to be a centralised repository in which to store, organise, and share your organisation’s digital assets. Whilst platforms like Aetopia enable this fundamentally, they can be very diverse and do so much more.
Charities have to contend with serious scrutiny over every purchasing decision they make. Decision makers must prove that all investments will provide value, so digital asset management (DAM) software is not necessarily priority number one for charitable organisations.
We are very lucky in the UK to have a Policing system that is based on public consent—the public collaborating and allowing Policing function, rather than being forced or implemented by Government. As Sir Robert Peel said “The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence”.
Whilst the best DAM platforms are complemented by rich features and delightful user experiences, their primary purpose comes down to one factor: storage. You can’t begin to organise your digital assets without a safe repository which ensures their security, recoverability and accessibility.
Both allow users to manage content, but digital asset management (DAM) platforms and content management systems (CMS) solve very different problems for different company departments. To maximise the potential from each platform it’s really important that companies understand the nuances between the two, and what content should go where.
As with any digital platform, customers expect exceptional levels of security from their Digital Asset Management (DAM) software. Trusted as the central repository for invaluable creative and operational data, DAM systems must ensure their managed content is fully protected from external threats and internal hiccups.
As organisations grow, so will their need for an efficient management system for their digital assets. When assets are spread across multiple devices, in inconsistent formats, qualities, and naming conventions, it makes it extremely difficult for creative teams to effectively produce campaigns and collateral.