As information professionals, we must keep abreast of the latest technologies to ensure the successful management of our digital assets. Technology systems are ubiquitous. They can be found in access services (i.e., DAM systems), technology services (data warehouses), and reference services (internal wikis). Because they are highly relied upon in the day-to-day operations of the … [Read more…]
File Fixity and Data Integrity
You have audited your digital content, established appropriate metadata schema, and vetted your new taxonomy. The DAM system is installed, customized, and tested. All you have to do is catalog assets. Right? Well, if digital preservation is high on your list of priorities, and it should be, you will also want to ensure assets remain … [Read more…]
Interview: Tom Bilson, Head of Digital Media at The Courtauld Institute of Art
Last week I was delighted to interview Tom Bilson, Head of the Digital Media Department at The Courtauld Institute of Art, about digital asset management. Mr. Bilson will be speaking at the Digital Asset Management for Museums conference in London on November 27th, 2013. The Courtauld Institute of Art is a centre for the study … [Read more…]
What is a Collections Management System?
While composing a recent post I searched for a reliable online definition for a museum Collections Management System, sometimes referred to as a CMS, here disambiguated from a Content Management System. I was surprised to find none readily available on any independently governed web site (unaffiliated with any institution or product/service vendor). This tool is … [Read more…]