Earlier this year, I gave a talk about digital asset management for the San Jose State University iSchool SLA Student Group.
In the time I have worked as a DAM professional, I have given dozens of presentations. They have been a fun way to interact with stakeholders and system users while communicating what I am doing and drumming up support. Below I have outlined my process. Perhaps my method will help you develop your own or […]
Service is one of the central values of a digital asset management. The goal of a DAM professional should be to connect people with the assets they need to do their job. Ranganathan once wrote, a library is “an instrument of universal education, and assembles together and freely distributes all the tools of education and […]
￼Users will steer clear of an interface that is confusing or inefficient to use (Thurow, 2009). Conducting usability tests are a great way to uncover areas that may stand in the way of user adoption. A heuristic evaluation measures an interface’s compliance with widely recognized principles (Kalbach, 2007). Currently, the two most popular sets of standards […]
December 2014 marks the end of my first twelve months as a DAM professional and the beginning of my career with a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree. I wanted to commemorate these milestones with a blog post that describes some of my experiences. Readers have asked me what it is like working […]
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 […]