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Journal of Digital Media Management
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     ISSN (Print) 2047-1300 - ISSN (Online) 2047-1319
     Published by Henry Stewart Publications Homepage  [18 journals]
  • Migrating assets and metadata from a legacy DAM system to a new one at
           Ubisoft
    • Abstract: When renewing digital asset management (DAM), development is not the only action to plan for. Migrating assets and metadata from shared drives or a legacy DAM to a new one is a laborious process that is sometimes not adequately planned for and can tend to be overlooked. This use case represents a practical example of migrating assets and metadata from a legacy DAM system to a new one at Ubisoft, a leading global producer, publisher and distributor of high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles. It encompasses the reasons behind Ubisoft’s choice for renewing its DAM, how the migration was planned for, accomplished and also how metadata values were enhanced during the process.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Practice paper
      Pages 349-358

      Authors
      Sarah Cervinski
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 4 / Spring, 2014
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:07:03 GMT
       
  • Descriptive metadata in the music industry: Why it is broken and how to
           fix it — Part two
    • Abstract: In Part one of this report, the music industry’s descriptive metadata problem was introduced with examples and a brief history, terminology was explained, including the core concept of abstraction, the current landscape of descriptive metadata silos was detailed and current standards were introduced. This, the second part of the report, starts by examining persistent identifiers to gauge their suitability as a globally unique abstracted persistent identifier (GUAPI). A study is proposed to quantify richer metadata’s ability to increase music sales. Potential arguments against richer metadata are also examined. Finally, a proposal is made that brings together the component issues. A standardised schema is proposed by combining two current schemata, content creator data and MusicBrainz. A method of achieving a GUAPI is suggested by increasing the coordination of current identifiers. By creating a fully abstracted model built upon these components, digital downloads would be more easily enriched with metadata. Benefits would flow to all parts of the ecosystem, including business, technical, creative and consumer. Business would be enhanced through a more powerful platform for innovation and a richer consumer experience. Technical advances would be fostered. The creative community would be properly acknowledged and consumers would gain a deeper knowledge of the art they are supporting.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Practice paper
      Pages 359-374

      Authors
      Tony Brooke
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 4 / Spring, 2014
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:07:03 GMT
       
  • Managing digital unpredictability and changing behaviour with reusable
           web-portable assets
    • Abstract: This paper considers the impact of ubiquitous digital connectivity and the proliferation of rapidly emerging new digital devices and how these change audiences’ lives and ultimately their behaviour and expectations. It discusses how this new unpredictability makes the design and development of front-facing content and features more difficult to do and how it has increased the risk that established services may suddenly become irrelevant or obsolete for target audiences. A simple management model is discussed to cope with digital unpredictability, based on separating core business knowledge-asset management from front-facing service development, in particular the importance of translating institutional data resources into web-portable digital assets. This model is based upon releasing multiple incremental features and services, rather than long-term continuous investment in services deeply coupled to back-end systems. This model underpins the data-driven strategies employed for delivering front-end digital services by the Digital Media Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Examples of live services created using this approach are described to illustrate how the strategic model is translated in practice to create public services. The complexity of diverse legacy technology within large organisations is acknowledged and options are discussed for dealing with this. The practical implementation of specific services is described briefly to show how individual internal records can be harnessed in several diverse services, each of which is responding to a distinctly different audience need. The approach described is offered as a practical and efficient way for digital service managers to cope with unpredictable new audience expectations due to uptake of new digital consumer technology.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Case study
      Pages 303-314

      Authors
      Andrew Lewis
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 4 / Spring, 2014
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:07:02 GMT
       
  • Integrating DAM systems and processes within an organisation
    • Abstract: Integrating digital asset management (DAM) systems and processes within an organisation requires caution and skill. Experience with large asset creation has taught everyone the need for a highly integrated system that manages the whole content created by an organisation. Change management techniques are needed to introduce new technology to an organisation. Restructuring the workflow to unify content can cause problems for users who are not familiar with up-to-date DAM processes. Unifying the team during implementation is just as important as unifying the content in a DAM system. Creating a rapport with all the leaders in an organisation is essential to set realistic project goals.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Comment
      Pages 298-302

      Authors
      Jacqueline Contreras
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 4 / Spring, 2014
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:07:02 GMT
       
  • DAMification: The implications for users and vendors
    • Abstract: Companies everywhere are realising that Digital Asset Management (DAM) is a powerful and necessary tool for their organisations to run efficiently and scale effectively. The implementation of DAM solutions is fast becoming a commodity item. DAM systems can now be found in every industry and sector. Once you have implemented a DAM system, the next question is “now what do I do?” This paper covers how DAM clients and DAM vendors can benefit from implementing the principles of DAMification. Organisations will need to focus on being technology agnostic to leverage best in-breed solutions in the market. Also, one must have a service-oriented architecture (SOA) based approach to easily integrate these solutions into existing environments. This allows the focus to be on building out the core event and message oriented architecture to handle all the communications between these various technologies. The combination of these factors can help a company to build powerful automated workflows that truly benefit the business, and support future growth and change.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Practice paper
      Pages 323-336

      Authors
      Dave Liu
      Sriram Ramakrishnan
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 4 / Spring, 2014
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:07:02 GMT
       
  • Rights management for a global magazine business: Strategy,
           standardisation and simplification
    • Abstract: This paper looks at how a global magazine publisher approached rights management of its content for a large-scale digital asset management system. By standardising contracts and simplifying its rights model, Hearst has built a database that automates rights clearances for much of its content.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Comment
      Pages 294-297

      Authors
      Ellen Payne
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 4 / Spring, 2014
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:07:02 GMT
       
  • Appraising and acquiring born-digital collections: An introduction
    • Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of born-digital materials in the cultural heritage context and to examine the complexity involved in safely and securely appraising and acquiring them. A practical approach to developing a basic born-digital appraisal and acquisition workflow is discussed. Questions of institutional policy, technique and equipment are covered. These guidelines should assist librarians, archivists and others in cultural heritage institutions on the path to developing routine processes that will complement other existing aspects of collections management.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Practice paper
      Pages 337-348

      Authors
      Gretchen Gueguen
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 4 / Spring, 2014
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:07:02 GMT
       
  • Single source multi-channel marketing at Vitra
    • Abstract: The days in which companies competed solely on products alone are long since gone. This presents providers with numerous competitive challenges: products and offerings must continue to appeal and convince, while their customer communications and marketing have become critically important — across all types of media and channels. Vitra is a Swiss family-owned furniture manufacturer that relies on an integrated global marketing and communication system enabling its digital assets to be designed, customised and individualised simply, quickly and efficiently before being distributed efficiently across all channels. In order to achieve these objectives Vitra has opted for censhare’s digital asset management (DAM) system. This paper describes the requirements and the aims of the company, the criteria of the selection process, its DAM partners and the main data of the implementation, while also quantifying the benefits for the company.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Case study
      Pages 315-322

      Authors
      Matthias Wesselmann
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 4 / Spring, 2014
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:07:02 GMT
       
  • Editorial
    • Abstract: Editorial
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Editorial
      Pages 292-293

      Authors
      Daryn Moody
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 4 / Spring, 2014
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:07:02 GMT
       
  • Curation is also part of management: A case for considering digital
           curation in digital asset management
    • Abstract: Digital asset management in for-profit corporations could benefit from greater consideration for digital curation activities, which are a significant concern in not-for-profits. Digital curation need not be central to the operations of digital asset management in a for-profit environment, but its activities can still be beneficial to the organisation. This paper will present a general introduction to the topic of digital curation, with an argument for its relevance to the corporate world and a call for greater attention to this subject.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Practice papers
      Pages 244-250

      Authors
      Megan McGovern
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 3 / Winter, 2013-14
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:42:00 GMT
       
  • Seven ways nonprofits can leverage digital asset management
    • Abstract: Having a DAM system is invaluable to any organisation. Streamlining the creative process and saving time with self-service gives us the opportunity to reallocate resources and focus on our strategic marketing efforts.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Practice papers
      Pages 230-234

      Authors
      Kristy Smith
      Brentine Stevens
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 3 / Winter, 2013-14
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:41:59 GMT
       
  • Establishing and funding a digital asset management system at the
           University of Chicago
    • Abstract: In 2010, the University Communications Department at the University of Chicago began investigating the building of a digital asset management (DAM) system with the potential for university-wide reach. This case study discusses the evolution of this project from the fact-finding first steps to the current state of the DAM system, which was launched in February 2013. The DAM system was set up in University Communications with seed funding for one year, with a mandate to cover its own expenses after the first year. Therefore, in addition to establishing a DAM technological solution, the team developed a cost recovery model that fit the budgets of client departments and helped contribute to the system operations, ultimately creating a sustainable internal service called PhotoStore. The workflows, technology, standards and cost plans have been set up with a solid foundation so that the PhotoStore staff can continually process incoming images and add new users efficiently. This paper will discuss the major components of the PhotoStore service, how the service was established, lessons learned and plans for the future.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Practice papers
      Pages 235-243

      Authors
      Cynthia Mathews
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 3 / Winter, 2013-14
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:41:59 GMT
       
  • DAMing digital assets: Moving digital assets at the Smithsonian Libraries
           into a trusted management system
    • Abstract: The process of moving digital assets into a management system is not straightforward, especially at a large and diverse place like the Smithsonian Institution, and requires an evolving workflow that takes into account the life cycle of a digital asset. This paper covers one particular path that digital assets can take, in this case, a legacy image collection held by Smithsonian Libraries.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Practice papers
      Pages 221-229

      Authors
      Doug Dunlop
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 3 / Winter, 2013-14
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:41:59 GMT
       
  • Good cop, bad cop, brand cop: Confessions of a global brand director
    • Abstract: This paper is adapted from a presentation given at DAM Europe in June 2013. It describes a corporate user’s perspective on some of the challenges of implementing a digital asset management system. Like others responsible for managing corporate brands, the author’s role has been referred to as that of the ‘brand police’. The brand police, like their uniformed counterparts, play an important role in the community, walking a beat and watching over their neighbourhood. As authority figures they are stewards of the firm’s most valuable asset. But they do more than protect a brand: they enhance its value. The author encourages readers to embrace the role of policeman or policewoman, using digital brand management systems to underpin the authority of their role. He also explains how such systems contribute to the understanding and valuing of brands as strategic assets.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Comment
      Pages 194-202

      Authors
      Brant Long
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 3 / Winter, 2013-14
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:41:59 GMT
       
  • Transitioning the largest archive of animal sounds from analogue to
           digital
    • Abstract: The Macaulay Library is the world’s largest scientific collection of audio and video natural history recordings. This paper focuses on a recently completed multi-year effort to digitise the archive’s collection of analogue-archived audio recordings. The paper describes that effort, the main principles that guided it and the lessons learned. In particular it emphasises the need to preserve audio assets at the highest possible technical standards, to use technologies with wide industry support and to use a format that facilitates migration to future formats and storage systems. The importance of rich metadata and accessibility is also discussed. The effort to digitise this collection opened it to the world, leading to dramatic increases in its use for diverse purposes ranging from scientific research to the arts.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Case study
      Pages 212-220

      Authors
      Gregory F. Budney
      William McQuay
      Michael S. Webster
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 3 / Winter, 2013-14
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:41:59 GMT
       
  • Governance for digital asset management
    • Abstract: Strategy is key when implementing digital asset management systems, and if organisations are not careful to take an efficient approach to DAM at the implementation stage, they can find themselves with a less-than-efficient DAM system. This article explores the need for governance of DAM initiatives, and the different approaches to take when implementing a DAM system.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Comment
      Pages 203-205

      Authors
      Dan McGraw
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 3 / Winter, 2013-14
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:41:59 GMT
       
  • An interview with DAM industry veteran and taxonomist, Fran Alexander
    • Abstract: In this interview, digital asset management (DAM) industry veteran and taxonomist, Fran Alexander offers valuable insights into the fascinating work of metadata, taxonomy and DAM. Topics such as standards, social media, linked data and big data are explained in detail with a nod to the future and where DAM and content professionals need to be focused. Fran Alexander provides thoughtful analysis on future trends and practices for those working with and managing content.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Interview
      Pages 206-211

      Authors
      Fran Alexander
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 3 / Winter, 2013-14
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:41:59 GMT
       
  • The EN 15907 moving image metadata schema standard and its role in a
           digital asset management infrastructure
    • Abstract: This paper describes a metadata schema standard for moving images created to service those in the cultural heritage field. It details the rationale behind a standardisation effort driven by an international community of moving image archives and the benefits of using EN 15907 to manage moving image media assets. A case study from the British Film Institute describes the process of creating a consolidated repository, with their EN 15907-structured database acting as the metadata store and a digital asset management system to manage storage, transcode, delivery, etc of the moving image media assets.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Practice papers
      Pages 251-262

      Authors
      Thelma Ross
      Detlev Balzer
      Stephen McConnachie
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 3 / Winter, 2013-14
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:41:59 GMT
       
  • Descriptive metadata in the music industry: Why it is broken and how to
           fix it — Part one
    • Abstract: Stakeholders in the music industry agree that there is a problem with descriptive metadata. But consensus has not been reached regarding how to fix it. This report first covers the issue’s background, showing evidence that descriptive metadata in digital downloads today are no more detailed than on audio cylinders from 1899. Then it examines two keystones to a solution: (1) a standardised descriptive metadata schema; and (2) a globally unique abstracted persistent identifier (GUAPI). While previous discussions of this topic have concentrated on authority, this report will show that a standardised schema is the first step to a solution. First, the landscape of music descriptive metadata silos is detailed and the proprietary and open systems are compared. Part two of the report will be published in Journal of Digital Media Management, Vol. 2, No. 4.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Practice papers
      Pages 263-282

      Authors
      Tony Brooke
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 3 / Winter, 2013-14
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:41:59 GMT
       
  • Editorial
    • Abstract: Editorial
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Editorial
      Pages 192-193

      Authors
      Daryn Moody
      Journal Journal of Digital Media Management
      Online ISSN 2047-1319
      Print ISSN 2047-1300
      Journal Volume Volume 2
      Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 3 / Winter, 2013-14
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:41:59 GMT
       
 
 
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