Chair

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

Co-Chair

David Garfinkel, Senior Digital Asset Manager Technician, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.

Communication

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.

DAM Resources

Books

Key Online Resources
The DAM Conference
  • Henry Stewart DAM NY
  • Henry Stewart DAM Chicago
  • Henry Stewart DAM LA
Webinars and Online Workshops
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 customized 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.