digital asset management

event: MCN 2011 - Hacking The Museum


The annual Museum Computer Network (MCN) conference brings together a community of museum professionals interested in using technology to improve their organizations and enhance the visitor experience. It is not a conference purely for technologists - it's for anyone who wants to explore exciting opportunities, and tackle the unique challenges, associated with using technology in museums. This year's theme emphasizes the growing effort among our community to encourage a culture of innovation, agility and collaboration in their organizations. [read more...]


United States

tool: FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager

Open source Digital Asset Management solution designed for medium size preservation, cataloguing, media archiving and batch transcoding.
Methods relating to this toolCategory
AnimationPractice-led research
Cataloguing and indexingData structuring and enhancement
Collaborative publishingData publishing and dissemination
CollatingData analysis
Content analysisData analysis
CurationStrategy and project management
Data miningData analysis
General project managementStrategy and project management
Graphical interaction (synchronous)Communication and collaboration
Graphical renderingData structuring and enhancement
Image feature measurementData analysis
Image manipulationPractice-led research
Image segmentationData analysis
IndexingData analysis
Manual input and transcriptionData capture
OverlayingData analysis
PhotographyPractice-led research
PreservationStrategy and project management
Record linkagesData structuring and enhancement
Resource sharingCommunication and collaboration
Server scriptingData publishing and dissemination
Statistical analysisData analysis
Streaming mediaData publishing and dissemination
Text encoding - presentationalData structuring and enhancement
Text encoding - referentialData structuring and enhancement
Text miningData analysis
Text recognitionData capture
Textual interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
Textual interaction (synchronous)Communication and collaboration
Use of existing digital dataData capture
User contributed contentData publishing and dissemination
Video and moving image compressionData structuring and enhancement
Video editingPractice-led research
Video post productionPractice-led research
Video-based interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
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job: Two ICT posts at Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum has invested substantially in recent years in its ICT infrastructure and in key business systems to allow it to manage and provide access to its collections and digital assets. The Museum now has a number of major projects aimed at building on these assets, including the upgrade of its web delivery, and eCommerce Programme and the roll-out of key corporate systems. In order to support this work, IWM now seeks to recruit two posts: an ICT Technical Project Manager and an ICT Applications Developer. [read more...]

event: Managing Digital Media Collections

05/08/2010 10:00
05/08/2010 16:30

Full-day course: 10.00 - 16.30

Now that many important materials are in a digital form, building an accessible online media collection which successfully delivers images, sounds, video and other media is a goal of many institutions.

Until recently, expensive Digital Asset Management systems where the most viable option, but now open source server applications such as Dspace, Omeka and Drupal hold the promise of truly interoperable and standards-based collection management. [read more...]


8-10 Berkeley Square
Bristol BS8 1HH
United Kingdom

tool: Fedora Commons

An architectural framework upon which a digital asset management (DAM) may be built. Fedora Commons (Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture) is widely used in the academic sector as a basis for the creation of an digital library, archive, or repository system. Fedora provides a set of software tools to ingest, manage and deliver digital objects. Fedora Objects may contain many types of information, including descriptive, technical, preservation and relationship metadata. The Fedora server architecture exposes a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for submission, management, access and search.
Methods relating to this toolCategory
Cataloguing and indexingData structuring and enhancement
CurationStrategy and project management
IndexingData analysis
Resource sharingData publishing and dissemination
Lifecycle stage:
Alternate tool(s):, DSpace

tool: Asset Bank

A digital asset management system for the storage, management and delivery of raster images, audiovisual content, documents and other resources. The software provides limited eCommerce functionality for use by institutions that wish to use the system to sell digital products. It may be installed in-house on a Windows/Linux/Unix system or hosted on a system operated by the developers.
Methods relating to this toolCategory
General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
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event: THIRD INTERNATIONAL MARGOT CONFERENCE: The Digital Middle Ages - Teaching and Research


Proposals for complete sessions and individual presentations are currently being accepted for the Third International MARGOT Conference (Moyen Age et Renaissance Groupe de recherches – Ordinateurs e [read more...]


New York
United States

blog: Scholarships for MA studies at King's College London

The School of Arts & Humanities at King's College London is offering 16 scholarships to the value of £5,000 (U.S. $7,318; CAN $8,981; AUS $10,186) for pursuit of an MA degree. See [read more...]

blog: New MA Digital Asset Management at King's College London

The new MA in Digital Asset Management at King's College London is jointly taught by the Centre for Computing in the Humanities and the Centre for e-Research. It addresses an increasingly important area of knowledge and skills for those seeking employment in library, archival and curatorial activity, namely the management of digital assets. [read more...]

cfp: Museum Computer Network (MCN) 37th Annual Conference

The Museum Computer Network (MCN) will host its 2009 Conference with the theme
"Museum Information, Museum Efficiency: Doing More with Less!" in lovely Portland,
Oregon. The annual MCN meeting is one of the most important conferences serving
international cultural heritage professionals, collections and new technologies. [read more...]

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