DAM Guru Program Blog

The DAM Guru Program blog contains educational articles and links, program information, and calls for Gurus.

Guru Call: USA

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in VA, USA.  Member is new to DAM and would like to know the basics of taxonomy. Member is also seeking a comprehensive course in DAM education. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

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Guru Talk: Marc Andreu Valls – Imagina US

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

Similar to a logistics director in a transportation company, Marc Andreu Valls understands the importance of using the least amount of resources to maximize return on an efficiently designed digital asset management system for maximum benefit. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I have always worked in DAM ever since I started my career, although it was only after TV broadcasts became digital that I became conscious of it. In 1997, I organized the archives of a company known as...

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Guru Call: USA

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in NY, USA. Member is a media conservator for a private collection of time-based media art, such as film, analog video, and digital video. Member is currently working towards implementing a collection management system and DAMS, preferably integrated such that our digital assets and their metadata can be linked and related to corresponding artwork records. They are also interested in eventually implementing a website that is integrated with these systems such that content can be pushed from the DAMS to the web. Member has...

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Guru Talk: Nick Pozek – Asia Society

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

Guru Talk – Nick Pozek: With a profound respect for the informational dimension of DAM, Pozek has learned that having a mentor is invaluable in connecting technology with culture to find the best solutions. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I’ve worked primarily in the nonprofit sectors and largely with cultural organizations both as internal staff and as an external consultant. Recently, I’ve joined the team at Asia Society where I manage digital strategy in the museum...

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Guru Call: Pakistan

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in Pakistan.  Newbie seeks a low cost solution for their non-profit organization in the education sector. Solution focus is on photo and video archiving. Newbie speaks English. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

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Guru Call: USA

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in CA, USA. Member is working on updating company’s digital file specs that they require from vendors. Currently they require photographers to provide the following: 16 bit RGB High res TIFFs, low res JPGs for viewing/comping as well as RAW camera files, and as a result are required to archive thousands of images from shoots, which is causing problems with space and timing from processing. Member uses Xinet. Member would like to rewrite the specs, and is seeking current best practices for file storage....

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Guru Talk: David Nguyen – Amazon & Zulily

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

The perspective that an “asset” is simply the product of any one human thought has helped shape the way in which Nguyen successfully approaches digital asset management for a variety of companies. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I found a real focus and understanding of DAM as a Photo Studio Supervisor at Academy Sports + Outdoors. My role started by managing, and then to organizing and apply metadata to all images used throughout the creative services...

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Guru Call: USA

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in NY, USA. Newbie is seeking advice on proper taxonomy structures and practices for archiving digital images. Works in the marketing-sector. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

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Guru Talk: Mikkel Ketter – Pandora

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

The first step to a successful digital asset management implementation is understanding the user’s need for a DAM system. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a Digital Asset Management professional? What was your role at each? At Pandora A/S, I am the lead project manager of the DAM/PIM project. The project was at a standstill and needed to be kickstarted. I have also worked at MetroXpress A/S (free daily newspaper) as a production director and project manager. I implemented a DAM system for press pictures, workflow for...

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Guru Call: USA

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in TN, USA. Member is a student seeking guidance for a successful future in the field of digital asset management technologies. Student would like to learn more about taxonomy structures and best practices. Newbie speaks English. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

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