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InfoCamp Seattle DAM!

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Presentation at unconference on Digital Asset Management for Creative Agencies - deciding when to be linear and when to be a squiggly line.

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InfoCamp Seattle DAM!

  1. 1. Digital asset management for creative agencies InfoCamp Seattle 2010 Presented by Tracy Guza [email_address]
  2. 2. Things to consider <ul><li>How much stuff do I want to organize? (size, volume) </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of files do I have? (JPG, PDF, TIF, Raw, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>How do I want to access my stuff? (web based or internal) </li></ul><ul><li>How many people will be using these assets? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Selecting a DAM platform <ul><li>Consider users and assets </li></ul><ul><li>Consider budget </li></ul><ul><li>Consider future growth </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa, Extensis Portfolio, Adobe Scene 7 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Preparation <ul><li>File naming conventions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum 31 characters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Descriptive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify client, collection, creator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique identifier (sequential numbering) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Preparation Continued <ul><li>Image quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is format consistency important? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is my resolution? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I need to collect any images from other sources? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Next steps <ul><li>Basic organization </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Data dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled vocabulary </li></ul>
  7. 7. Basic organization <ul><li>Batch renaming </li></ul><ul><li>Gather in one place on server </li></ul><ul><li>Create folders and subfolders </li></ul>
  8. 8. Metadata <ul><li>Existing standard or create your own </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the type of content </li></ul><ul><li>Modify an existing standard </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin Core example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/ </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Data dictionary <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Essentially, think about your elements and how you will populate the content fields. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Project management <ul><li>Discovery/Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What, how, who </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop schedule, budget </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The actual work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test and refine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul>
  11. 11. Controlled vocabulary <ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Findability </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of maintenance and user experience </li></ul><ul><li>Existing, modified, custom? </li></ul><ul><li>Example: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/aat/ </li></ul>

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