Adobe Lightroom and Dropbox for Tagging Teams

 

At Archimedia we are asked to add metadata to large quantities of pre DAM images and videos and one of our tools of choice is Adobe lightroom. https://lightroom.adobe.com/

With Adobe Lightroom we are able to import the client’s controlled vocabulary into the catalogs and are also able to easily divide up the large catalogs to share […]

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Effective Search Techniques – Boolean Searching

What is Boolean searching?

Boolean searches use three operational terms: AND, OR and NOT

AND Search:

I want to look for images that have both dogs and cats in them.

My search would be inputted into the search bar as: dogs AND cats.

I would get only pictures that had both dogs and cats in them.

AND can help you narrow […]

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DAM Hardware & Software Selection

A digital asset management system is  a combination of new hardware and software for your organization. To effectively set up and launch a DAM for your organization there are critical hardware and software considerations for your organization to undertake.

Evaluating your current technology set up, hardware and software is needed to see that they adequate for […]

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Setting Up a Digital Asset Management System

Thinking about setting up a DAM system?
Consider the following points:

What assets are you looking to store:
Photographs
Text documents
Video
Audio
Graphics
Website pages

Who will supply your assets:
Marketing department
Communications department
Internal or external photographers or graphic designers
Administration departments

Who will use your assets:
Marketing department
Communications department
Internal or external graphic designers
Administration departments
External clients

Will your assets be:
Born-digital like photographs or graphics or word processing documents
Scanned […]

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Asset Bank – Immediate and Interim Asset Sharing

How can we share assets immediately as well as have them available for interim use and long term archiving?

Archimedia has this conversation with every client.

Your teams or departments will have asset storage and recall needs that may be 1 day to 1 year in length.

For example, photographs of your CEO speaking and shaking hands with […]

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Archival Management: Digital Video

Archival Management: Archiving Digital Video

Archiving digital video files is similar yet different to archiving digital photographs and graphics. A very good retention and weeding policy is needed, particularly to save storage space with large video files and to ensure that video is in the best format possible to access it in the future.

Determining which versions […]

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Archival Management: Digital Photographs & Graphics

Archival Management: Photo & Graphics Archiving

Setting up a good retention and deletion policy for digital photographs and graphics is highly important. This policy needs to take in to account how to deal with variations and versioning of these assets. Determining for your business what is the best version to keep.

Keeping a photograph or graphic […]

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Archival Management: Digital Documents

Archiving Digital Documents:

We tend to think of archiving as putting an asset away for future reuse, historical reference or to satisfy internal policy. While this is true, archiving also involves eliminating duplicate or unneeded assets.

Good archiving requires well developed plans and policies to make sure that your assets flow through their life cycle and are […]

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Why Archival Management is Important:

Archiving and why it is important to your organization or business:

The practice of archiving business assets is also called records management.

Archiving digital business assets like documents, spreadsheets, white papers, photographs, graphics, video and other assets produced during regular business operations can provide support for your business in terms of tracking its institutional history as well […]

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