On Planning, Management, Marketing and Advocacy
Change will come whether we want it or not, so it is best to be aware of the business landscape in which we work so that we can prepare for the future as much as possible. That is why I look ahead, keep an eye out for what needs to be changed, secure support for … [Read more…]
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…]
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 Do I Write User Stories?
DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS User Stories serve different purposes for User Experience and Digital Asset Management professionals. The distinction is important and also demonstrates the usefulness of writing stories at different points of a DAM system’s lifecycle. For UX pros, a user story “describes one possible path a user can take on your site … [Read more…]