Mission Statement

To support knowledge sharing, strategy, content development, and evaluation of Digital Asset Management strategies for the cultural sector. To develop and document best-practices for DAM and DAMS based on knowledge gained through implementation, use and feedback on working systems.


The group communicates primary via our Basecamp project discussions– join us! and the MCN-L listserv (with “[DAM SIG:]” in the subject line). Google hangouts are also available for large group discussions.
Interested in joining the DAM SIG? Fill out Google form here, someone will be in touch shortly.


Susan Wamsley, Digital Asset Manager, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Vice Chair

Jennifer Sellar, Senior Digital Image Archivist, The Museum of Modern Art


DAM Resources


DAM Foundation http://damfoundation.org

DAM News http://digitalassetmanagementnews.org

Tim Strehle’s Blog http://planetdam.org

CMS Wire http://www.cmswire.com


Key Online Resources

Is this software really a DAMS?

10 Characteristics of a DAM system (and a list of systems that comply with them… )

Is my organization really ready for DAM?
DAM Maturity Model

Collections Trust Implementation Guide for DAM in Museums

Current information (videos and guides) on DAM in museums from Collections Trust – SPECTRUM

Notable DAM Industry Pundits

Need good objective assessments of the state of the industry and its vendors? Read anything written by:

Teresa Regli
Ralph Windsor
David Diamond

Interested in hearing more about DAM from the field?
Hendrik de Gyor http://anotherdamblog.com/podcasts/
Tim Strehle’s blog has up-to-date news http://planetdam.org/

The DAM Conference


Henry Stewart DAM NY

Henry Stewart DAM Chicago

Henry Stewart DAM LA


Webinars and Online Workshops

Upcoming: http://www.henrystewartconferences.com/#/dam
Archived: http://www.henrystewartconferences.com/damcpd/archived_webinars_1107/ 


DAMS RFP/Selection Process Best Practices

Kew Garden’s RFD process as implemented by Kristina Herz

She summarized her process in a journal article:

Evaluating DAM vendors through customised scenario demonstrations while keeping your stakeholders engaged. Kristina Herz, Digital Asset Coordinator, Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives Directorate, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

JDMM (2014-15:3,1)



Archival Tools

Great set of open source archival inventory tools on AV Preserve website


DAMS in Museums

The DAM List Shared Google Doc (about this list)
A list of products used by museums (now outdated, c.2011). New version coming soon…