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…]

Are You a Digital Asset Hoarder or a Digital Curator?

Some digital asset managers are having an identity crisis: should we be completists or discerning collectors? Can we be both? Why this should matter to us As storage costs continue to drop we are encouraged to store everything. To keep up, companies will need to invest more and more money to manage this digital content. … [Read more…]

Teaching is a Leadership Skill

Great librarians, DAM managers included, are great teachers. We show patrons how to find the material they need to complete their projects. We openly share our search strategies and explain the concepts on which they are based. If you haven’t yet heard of Bate’s berrypicking model or Kulthau’s Information Search Process (ISP), we are happy … [Read more…]