Digital Asset Management (DAM) SIG

Chair

Rachael Winter Durant, Digital Asset Management at Gates Archive

Rachael is currently on contract with the Solutions team at Gates Archive, working to realize the Archive’s mission of building a next generation archive with a focus towards digital-forward processes.

Previously, she was Head of Digital Assets and Collections Information Systems for Portland Art Museum, where she oversaw the day-to-day administration and strategic development of the Digital Assets Management System (DAMS), Collections Management System (CMS), and Online Collections. Significant accomplishments at PAM include leading a successful DAMS migration and implementing workflows to position the Museum for an open access image policy and IIIF implementation.

Co-Chair

Jessica Herczeg-Konecny, Lead Technical Analyst, Digital Asset Management, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jessica Herczeg-Konecny is the Lead Technical Analyst, Digital Asset Management, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After undergraduate work in English and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Jessica obtained a master’s degree in Public History from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She has been working in the museum industry for fifteen years in archives, collections management, rights and reproductions, and digital asset management.

Mission Statement

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

Discussion Forums

SIG Topics

  • RFP development and vendor selection
  • Implementations, migrations, and integrations
  • Usability, accessibility, and system adoption
  • Approaches to complex asset types
  • Description and metadata
  • Digital rights management
  • Digital preservation