Why Shouldn’t I Just BUY a Controlled Vocabulary for My DAM?

Everyone talks about taxonomy, controlled vocabulary (CV) and such as being key components of a DAM.

Seems like an easy decision to go ahead and purchase a CV for your DAM system.  It just needs to be able to assign generic tags to my assets, right?

Consider the following points:

A CV should and always will reflect your […]

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What is Wrong with my DAM? Communication Issues

If you are finding that your DAM is not getting the use you wanted it to, there can be many reasons why it has not been adopted or supported by users. Setting up a communication strategy and surveys can be key to getting buy-in and user support.

Communications Issues Checklist:

Were users and other stakeholders surveyed or […]

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What is wrong with my DAM? Technical Issues

If you are find that your DAM is not getting the use you thought it would there can be many reasons why.  Often talking with users and administrators even IT might help to uncover some of those issues. Here are some questions you can ask regarding the technical set up of your DAM.

Technical Issues Checklist:

Is […]

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Considerations for Weeding a Digital Asset Collection:

What is the original or most stable asset file type?

A lossless non-proprietary format is recommended over a proprietary and lossy format because the original and decompressed data is considered more archivally sound and preferred by a library or archival unit.
example: a lossless TIFF is considered better than a JPEG because it is a lossless non-proprietary […]

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Controlled Vocabulary Deployment and DAM

If you are using spreadsheet software like MS Excel to create a hierarchical CV there can be a lot of flexibility in deploying your controlled vocabulary to your DAM

Most DAM programs will allow for the import of a CV as a plain text document, though sometimes there are certain formatting rules that need to be […]

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