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
Jennifer Sellar, Senior Digital Image Archivist, The Museum of Modern Art
DAM Foundation http://damfoundation.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:
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 customised scenario demonstrations while keeping your stakeholders engaged. Kristina Herz, Digital Asset Coordinator, Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives Directorate, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Great set of open source archival inventory tools on AV Preserve website