How Would You Tag It? – How We Would Do It

Last week we posted this image and asked how you would tag it.

Ask yourself what words or terms a new user would use if they were looking for this image in a collection?

What is this image about? What is the key focus? Particularly, how might a user ask for it?

More than likely they would say:

I’m […]

By |December 18th, 2012|Archives, blog post, Tips|Comments Off on How Would You Tag It? – How We Would Do It

How Would You Tag It?

In the comment section provide the key words you would use to find this image again in your collection.

Check back next Tuesday, December 18, 2012, to see how we would do it.

 

By |December 11th, 2012|Archives, blog post, Tips|Comments Off on How Would You Tag It?

Tips For Creating A Controlled Vocabulary Part 3

Are there resources I can use that can make creating CV and tagging list easier?

Look to see if  you already have a list used for tagging other files or assets
Check with your records management department or library or archive to see if they have a list of subject headings  that they use
Search to see if […]

By |December 4th, 2012|Archives, blog post, Tips|Comments Off on Tips For Creating A Controlled Vocabulary Part 3

Tips for Creating A Controlled Vocabulary Part 2

Link to Part 1    Link to Part 3

How do I start to put together a list of words to describe my assets?

Look through your untagged assets and create a list of words that directly relate to what you are seeing or reading
Try to think of what your image or asset is about, stay away from […]

By |November 27th, 2012|Archives, blog post, Tips|Comments Off on Tips for Creating A Controlled Vocabulary Part 2

Tips for Creating A Controlled Vocabulary Part 1

What are some tips for creating a vocabulary list that can be used to tag and describe your digital assets?

It does not use natural language because it is ambiguous
It uses a group of words that are specifically selected (called the Authorized Terms)
All words are unambiguous in their use and meaning by qualifying their meaningExample: POOLS  […]

By |November 20th, 2012|blog post, Tips|Comments Off on Tips for Creating A Controlled Vocabulary Part 1

5 Tips to a secure DAM solution

Get familiar with the assets that your company owns.  Is it a dated photograph of a fashion trend long gone?  Is it a video that offers a look into something that is no longer valid? Is it an old logo that no longer matches the brand guideline document?
Start to think about your organizations physical, organizational […]

By |July 3rd, 2012|Archives|Comments Off on 5 Tips to a secure DAM solution

What is an Archimedia DAM company and what have they done to our digital assets?

Good question!

Well, we are not a barrier that holds back water nor are we a small Indian copper coin.

What we are is an Ottawa based, Digital Asset Management firm that creates and implements DAM systems that fit YOUR organizations needs.  Our gates are wide open to provide each of our customers with a solution that […]

By |May 22nd, 2012|blog post, Questions|Comments Off on What is an Archimedia DAM company and what have they done to our digital assets?