Do Folksonomies Belong in Your DAM?
Most of us rely on tags to organize our personal files on our computers and social media sites. I wonder, though, whether social tagging – the collaborative act of tagging digital content with user-generated terms – has a place in the world of enterprise DAM. Social tagging is a contentious issue, especially in the DAM … [Read more…]
DAM users should be responsible for creating metadata during the key moments they interact with a digital asset. If you are planning to launch a DAM or ECM system, you are probably thinking about how your metadata will be created and applied. A good place to start is by examining your company’s digital content lifecycle. … [Read more…]
How to Build A User-Centric Taxonomy
Most information professionals would agree that the actual building of a thesaurus (sometimes known as a taxonomy in DAM circles) is pretty straight forward: choose and follow one of several standards (ANSI/NISO, ISO or BS) and ensure your work reflects the given content. From relating concepts to building out hierarchical structures, the steps are well … [Read more…]
SLA2015: It is Time for Us to Rock
Whew! This year’s SLA 2015 conference was a doozy. There is too much to cover in a single blog post so I’ve boiled it down to a few observations I made during this four-day event geared towards information professionals. Knowledge/Content/Digital Asset Management are pretty much the same thing This was a significant realization for me. … [Read more…]
What is the Semantic Web?
At no other time in human history has so much content been available so conveniently to so many of us. Information is truly at our fingertips. You like cats? Find images of kittens, videos of cats, scholarly articles about felines – and much more — online. To ‘go online’ is quickly becoming an old expression: we … [Read more…]