Already Buzzing. What Do I Do?

So what are your options when your digital assets already have metadata that contains buzzwords?

If buzzwords are to be avoided what can be done with the asset included in this post?
It has the term Biofuels included in the title. The term biofuel is still a new term and may be supplanted in the future by […]

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Rights Management and DAM

How do I give proper credit to the photographer of this shoot?
What do you mean we can’t use those photos yet?
Why do I have to pay to use these again?
These are common questions regarding rights management that a good digital asset management system can help negotiate and organize.

Your DAM should:

allow you to control when an […]

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Achieving Good Digital Asset Reuse:

One of the key reasons for deploying a digital asset management system is to reuse assets that were created for and by your organization. Reuse of an asset in only one additional project is not cost effective.
To get effective reuse out of assets:

For the most part, you want your assets to be used not just […]

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Effective Search Techniques – Other Strategies

Different Types of Searching:
Many databases offer controlled vocabulary or a standardized vocabulary. This is where a preferred word or keyword is used for describing and searching words and concepts. These words are selected for controlled vocabularies by specialists and they directly related to the subjects contained in the database’s collection.

Using words that describe what you […]

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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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